SURPRISE, AZ – A 5-year-old boy has been accused of sexual misconduct after he pulled his pants down while on his school’s playground.
The boy’s mother says that back in April, her son was playing on the playground at Ashton Ranch Elementary School when another student told him if he didn’t pull his pants down he was going to do it for him.
So her son pulled down his pants and underwear in front of other students and teachers. The boy was taken to the principal’s office where he was given detention and was forced to sign a document that labeled his actions as “sexual misconduct.”
She said she’s tried to get the school to remove the label or amend the report, especially since the act was not sexual in nature and may have been the result of bullying. She also didn’t like that she was not present for the meeting in the principal’s office when her son was instructed to sign the document.
The school have declined to remove the sexual misconduct label, stating they followed proper procedures and protocols. Dysart Unified School District policy labels indecent exposure as a form of sexual misconduct. Also, administrators are not required to have a parent present for the meeting unless the student asks for them to be there.
I could go on and on about the “proper procedures and protocols” used in today’s public schools. They’re nothing more than one-size-fits-all guidelines that ass rape common sense right out of the disciplinary process. Instead of dealing with incidents on a per student basis, all administrators have to do now is look for an offense in column A, then see what punishment in column B it is linked to.
It’s why my son has an “explosive device” accusation in his school records because he pulled the string on a party popper from Party City while waiting on the bus outside of his elementary school. Because this party favor had a trace amount of gunpowder in it, it was classified as an explosive device. Party popper or an M-80, “proper procedures and protocols” dictated the exact same punishment.Tags: Arizona, Crime, kindergarten, school, Sexual Misconduct, student