UPDATE: 6-year-old suspended for kissing a girl is now back in school

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) UPDATE: Officials at a Colorado school where a 6-year-old boy was suspended for kissing a girl have dropped the term "sexual harassment" from the boy's record, instead calling the behavior misconduct.

The change was made after the boy's parents and the principal met to discuss the issue.

The girl's mother, Jade Masters-Ownbey, told the Canon City Daily Record on Wednesday that the school district did a great job protecting her daughter from repeated harassment from the boy.

First-grader Hunter Yelton was given a two-day suspension, with a sexual harassment infraction on his discipline record. The boy's mother, Jennifer Saunders, insists the punishment was too harsh.

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A 6-year-old boy has been suspended from a Colorado school for kissing a girl on her hand.

School officials in Canon City are accusing the boy of sexual harassment and they want it on his school record.

The boy's mother told the media that her son was suspended once before for kissing the girl on her cheek and had disciplinary problems, but the girl did not object to being kissed.

A School District RE-1 official says the repeat offenses meet the school policy definition of sexual harassment and they hope the tough standards will force the boy to change his behavior.


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