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6-year-old Committing Sexual Harassment?

CNN Article on 6-year-old suspended
A 6-year-old in Colorado Springs, CO is accused of kissing a classmates hand and is suspended. Not only is the child suspended, but the school is accusing him of sexual harassment?
I was sitting in my car dealerships office when I heard the report. I could not believe what I was hearing. I have to admit that I actually laughed. He kissed a girl on the hand? Big deal! The best part about it- my not-so-politically-correct car salesman said, “I hope he went for an older girl!”
Well, now that this has made national news, the outrage has begun. I agree with the mother of the child, “This is taking it to an extreme that doesn’t need to be met with a 6-year-old.” Children are usually pretty expressive with their thoughts and feelings at that age and a kiss on the hand 20 years ago would be considered chivalry.
The child in the past has had some behavioral issues. Do these play into this punishment from the school? The punishment should really be coming from the parents and without knowing the girls parent’s point of view, an accusation of such should not be imposed.