Monday, October 22, 2007

Pre-School Perverts

Good news for those concerned about the slippage of moral standards in American life: Our schools are now alert to inappropriate sexual behavior by three- and four-year-olds, according to a report in the Washington Post.

Rather than trusting in too little, too late with “secondary virginity” programs in high school, educators are now taking action against potential miscreants even before they reach kindergarten.

In Waco, Texas, a four-year-old boy was punished for sexual harassment after hugging a teacher’s aide while getting on the bus and putting his face in her chest.

In Maryland during the last school year, 28 kindergartners were suspended for sex offenses, including 15 for sexual harassment, one of them for pinching a classmate’s bottom.

A Supreme Court ruling that school districts are liable for monetary damages for failing to stop sexual harassment has led educators to take a better-safe-than-sorry attitude.

If kids are going to play doctor, parents better make sure they do it at home. On school grounds, they could end up with a criminal record.

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