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Old 12-05-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I just read this off the MSN home page. The school suspended the boy for calling a teacher "cute" said it was a form of sexual harrassement. I guess the boy has supposadly said other things to students, in which his mother was never notified and now they suspend him. What has this world come to when a school is saying that when a 9 year old calls someone cute it is sexual harrassment. This boy doesn't even know what that is lone aless do it

School explains boy’s suspension in letter to mother - News Story - WSOC Charlotte
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Long Island via Chapel Hill NC, Go Heels?
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It's kind of a weird thing to say in class. I think one of my teachers is cute, but I obviously won't say it out loud.
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:35 PM
 
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It's kind of a weird thing to say in class. I think one of my teachers is cute, but I obviously won't say it out loud.
The article and mother also downplayed that he called her "fine". I wouldn't want to be subjected to being the only adult in a room with a nine year old calling me "fine". Aside from the complete inapproprateness, I would be very concerned where this boy's mind could go and what lies he might want to make up.
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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The article said he was saying that to other classmates, not directly to the teacher. When I was in HS there were both guys and girls that would call their teachers fine or hot. It was never blown out of proportion like this situation, he's 9
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:13 PM
 
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This is ridiculous. It's not as if the boy had said
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Dang ma you lookin mui sexy. if I raise my hand will you drop that behind in my lap and make it bounce for daddy?
Poor kid was probably just infatuated w/ his teacher and let it slip. Yet college students can have "ratemyprofessor" where some profs have a perfect "hotness" rating and others are down in the dumps lol; nobody is angry @ them.
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:26 PM
 
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The article stated the boy said he word fine in a "suggestive tone". Deciding what is a "suggestive tone" is subjective linguistically speaking. This is one slippery slope for whomever decided to toss that kid out based on the tone of his voice.

Some lawyer (who will volunteer his services because this has "media" and "publicity" written all over it) is going to have a field day.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:35 PM
 
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I just read this off the MSN home page. The school suspended the boy for calling a teacher "cute" said it was a form of sexual harrassement. I guess the boy has supposadly said other things to students, in which his mother was never notified and now they suspend him. What has this world come to when a school is saying that when a 9 year old calls someone cute it is sexual harrassment. This boy doesn't even know what that is lone aless do it

School explains boy’s suspension in letter to mother - News Story - WSOC Charlotte
"In the letter, school officials say Emanyea Lockett said a teacher was fine in a suggestive tone. He said he told a friend she was cute."

That is from the article. "Fine", in some slang, is incredibly derogatory and used to debase females. I taught in a district where, if this was said by an older student ( like Jr. High) toward a girl, it would have elicited a lot more than suspension. You need to fit the actual environment to the comment.. It is NOT calling someone "cute".
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:00 AM
 
Location: texas
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Another example of being "pc" going too far. I had a crush on my 9th grade English teacher and even got her flowers. She thanked me and politely told me she had a boyfriend. Case closed. Did this 9 year child pursue this teacher? Amazing how far our "enlightened" society has really come after all these years.....just amazing
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Bayou City
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"In the letter, school officials say Emanyea Lockett said a teacher was fine in a suggestive tone. He said he told a friend she was cute."

That is from the article. "Fine", in some slang, is incredibly derogatory and used to debase females. I taught in a district where, if this was said by an older student ( like Jr. High) toward a girl, it would have elicited a lot more than suspension. You need to fit the actual environment to the comment.. It is NOT calling someone "cute".
Not at all. "Fine" carries roughly the same connotation as "hot". Coming from a 9 yr old, it would be a reach to deem it sexual or otherwise derogatory in nature, unless of course there was other language to support such a conclusion.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Not at all. "Fine" carries roughly the same connotation as "hot". Coming from a 9 yr old, it would be a reach to deem it sexual or otherwise derogatory in nature, unless of course there was other language to support such a conclusion.
My thoughts exactly. How sexually suggestive can a 9 year old be? I have a 9 year old and I have a hard time seeing her saying anything in a sexual way. She has told me she thinks certain boys in her class are "hot", but she does not say it in a sexually suggestive tone. I think the school is blowing this way out of proportion.
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