What I don't understand is: when did it become a crime to find someone attractive? And what does a nine-year-old know about sex or sexual harassment? Little Emanyea probably doesn't spend his evenings watching the news where the headlines about former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain dominate the broadcast. Even if he does, what does a nine-year-old know about sex?
The national media picked up this story and I'm sure the Gaston County School System was embarrassed.
As it should've been.
Then the details unfolded slowly. Here's what the Gaston Gazette reported:
A media firestorm broke after the mother of a fourth-grade student spoke out about her son being suspended after he reportedly told another student a teacher was cute. Chiquita Lockett received a letter from the school explaining that her son was suspended for sexual harassment when he said a teacher was “fine” in a suggestive tone and had been warned about calling other students bad names.