Friday, April 04, 2008

First Grader Deemed "Sexual Harasser"

Here we go again with the democrats and their "zero tolerance." Does anyone even think a 6 year old knows what a "sexual harasser" is?

Randy Castro, 7, who likes recess and soccer, now has an alarming red flag in his school records. It started on the playground with a first grade classmate.

"I saw another kid like hitting her butt so I did it," Castro said.

His Potomac View Elementary School then called the police and wrote him up as a sexual harasser. Woodbridge, Md. school officials described the incident as "Sexual Touching Against Student, Offensive," in their report.

"When I hear 'mommy they called police because I am a bad boy,' that is the message that you're giving to a 6-year-old?" said Randy's mother, Claudia Castro.

Ted Feinberg, assistant director of the National Association of School Psychologists, was stunned by the school's reaction and says 6-year-olds have no idea what those behaviors mean.

"I believe they do not have the capacity for awareness of sexual motivation … it seems like a gross mislabeling of the behavior and an overreaction," said Feinberg.

3 Comments:

Anonymous jane said...

An innocent 7 year old accused of sexual misconduct is beyond the imagination of any sane adult. This zero tolerance has gone way too far, not just in this school but in all schools all over this country. We have heard more recently about this than we have heard about adult teachers taking liberties with underage students. Are we to assume that children as young as 6 or 7 are capable of sexual misconduct. Of course they are not, the school systems need an overhauling in a big way. If the adults in education would focus more on education than on sex perhaps we would not be having this problem. I ask all educational personnel involved with young children to take a close look at what is happening and try to remedy the situation.

April 05, 2008 4:37 PM  
Anonymous ray said...

When I was in first grade I didn't know anything. Doubt this boy knows anything either. This is stupid.

April 06, 2008 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That kid can't harass anyone, he's too young to even know the meaning of the word "sex." The grown ups are stupid.

April 08, 2008 7:49 PM  

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