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Forbidden Infatuation

According to a Hillsborough, Fla., mother, her 9-year-old son passed a note to his crush. “How she wears the same uniform and how her eyes sparkled like diamonds,” his mother said. Other students, she said, found out about the note and started teasing the boy. “That’s when the principal proceeded to tell me that it wasn’t appropriate that he was writing the note and that if he writes another note, they are going to file sexual harassment charges on my 9-year-old,” the mom said. “My 9-year-old doesn’t even know what sexual harassment means.” School district authorities said the boy wrote more than one note and the notes were “unwanted.” Therefore, his actions border on harassment. The problem, however, wasn’t the notes themselves, but the teasing and disruptions that followed. According to school spokeswoman Tanya Arja, teachers discourage students from passing notes because it can cause disruptions like this one. (MS/WFTS Tampa) ...I hadn’t realized I started adult-level harassment so early in my life.
Original Publication Date: 29 November 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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