Jade Owney.
Jade Owney.

Reader: Overreacting to an innocent kiss can turn kids into sex offenders

Our followup post about Hunter Yelton, a six-year-old suspended for kissing a classmate, focused on the girl's mom, Jade Masters-Owney, a teacher who felt the boy's actions fit the definition of sexual harassment. (The school has now dropped that label.) This contention fired up plenty of readers, including this one, who strongly disagrees.

Ana Micaela Garcia writes:

no...just no...this is y kids grow up to be sexual offenders...people overreacting for things like this. making them feel like they are sick-os at age 6. i understand punishment but the label sexual harassment is taking it too far. wtf?

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