6-year-old Colorado boy suspended for kissing classmate on the hand

CANON CITY, Colo. - A 6-year-old boy has been suspended from school for kissing a girl on the cheek.

Officials at Lincoln School of Science and Technology in Canon City, Colo. are accusing the boy of sexual harassment and they put it on his school record.

The boy said he kissed the girl during reading group.

"I leaned over and kissed her on the hand. That's what happened," the 6-year-old said. "They sent me to the office, fair and square. I feel sorry."

The boy's mother tells Colorado station KRDO-TV her son was suspended once before for kissing the girl 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.

The boy is expected back in school today.

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