Sunday, December 4, 2011

9 Year Old Boy Calls Teacher "Cute"- He Gets Suspended For Sexual Harassment-- Really?!




A 9-year old boy in North Carolina was suspended from school for two days for sexual harassment.  Emanyea Lockett’s crime was that he told his friend that he thought his teacher was cute. 

'I was talking to my friend and I said Miss Taylor was cute,' Emanyea said to local WSOC news.
The boy is adamant that he didn’t say anything else to earn his punishment.

'That's all I said,' Emanyea said.

A substitute teacher heard the remark from the student, told the principal and the principal suspended the boy for two days.   Obviously, the boy’s mother is concerned that the punishment doesn’t fit “the crime.”
It's not like he went up to the woman and tried to grab her in a sexual way,' mother Chiquita Lockett said. 

'Why would he be suspended for two days?' she asked.

The boy doesn’t even know what sexual harassment means, adding additional irony to the story.  The school’s representative has only said that the suspension related to “inappropriate behavior after making inappropriate statements.”

Maybe they need a few more details to make themselves look a little less ridiculous.









43 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm just wondering what ethnicity the principal and the substitute teacher are. Could this be a resurrection of the fear and fantasy of the black male in the south? Either way they are absolutely clueless and should not be in the field of education.
www.jacquelinerbanks.com

Anonymous said...

This is about as dumb and dumber as it could possibly get. A bunch of real dumb crackers in action!

Anonymous said...

Someone needs some legal advise. It seems like a law suit is in order!!

CHINUE X (Cynthia Cornelius) said...

The teacher and principal need to be fired or some serious cultural diversity training. Not all school educators and administrators QUALITY TO TEACH BLACK CHILDREN.

I am standing by to sign a petition!

Anonymous said...

If he was warned to stop and continued to do it (and told the what it would be considered), it would be sexual harrassment.

Robert Williams said...

@anonymous, I could speak to a classmate all I want about the beauty of a person. How does that equate to sexual harassment? This again seems like overkill however the story need to be viewed in its context before conclusions are considered.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what would have happened if he had said she was ugly?

Anonymous said...

SHE WAS DEAD COLD WRONG AND GOD SEE EVERYTHING SHE IS DOING

Pastor Allen K. Powell said...

This is truly ridiculous and it really is overkill. I imagine I hate to think what will happen to the poor young man who will have a crush on his teacher will he be expelled from school. I mean really it is perfectly normal for young men to gaxe on the beauty of a teacher and develop a crush which was not what this was. Both the teacher and the principal need some realtiy training and truthfully the teacher should have thanked the young man and taken the time to teach instead of punish. By the way I am glad the boy was looking at a female teacher and not a male.
Pastor Allen Powell

GEB said...

I find this to be absolutely ridiculous! What next! Will men start getting arrested for just looking a woman next; we all know why that USE to happen.

GEB said...

Also it is not like he went up to the woman to make the comment. What makes it wrong to comment about a woman's beauty, as long as it does not get out of hand?

Anonymous said...

Why would you choose to be so closed minded, as to think a 9yr boy NOT a full grown Man even know what SEXUAL HARRASSMENT is? C'mon people use some common sense

Anonymous said...

This is Herman Cain related. Note the kid is 9 just like Herman's 999 plan. According to the principal he made a move on the teacher, but of course everyone is going to jump to the defense of the young brother, right or wrong

Anonymous said...

The teacher is white and as you see the young boy is black.I do not know anything about this article except what I just read but I am positive that I am correct.

Anonymous said...

I thought that several of my teachers were "cute" when I went to school from grade to high school. And Boys talk among themselves about such. I do wonder the ethnicity of the teacher and the principle cause I cant see a black teacher or Black principle reporting an incident as non threatening as this is.

CJRox said...

This could have been a great teachable moment instead of a stupid, crazy moment.

Anonymous said...

ummmm... who the heck names a little girl chiquita... the mom's name... is chiquita. soon we'll be naming kids hormel, florida's best, twix...

Chelle said...

So the assault on young Black males continues. The education and judicial systems continue to interfere with their education and their freedom. I already fear for my son, and he's only three.

Jeff P said...

It's not like he smacked her on the ass and said, "now that b__ch is fine". Nor did he motorboat her and grab her by the boobs and say, "you go milk for days shawty, I need to bring my captn' crunch up in this peace." Now that would be harassment which would justify suspension. So what, does telling your teacher, "You look nice today Mrs. Taylor", get you detention now? Folks are still threatened by black men. This is called creating a false paper trail.

Anonymous said...

More details, please!! Legal follow-up?? The kid is the one being harassed!!

hadenef said...

this is a bunch of bull.com.....we all have said that before,about a teacher.....where was she when jerry was having sex!!!!!how else is we suppose to teach our children what beauty looks like.....thats why kids are looking at x-rated movies and magazine,even on television..That young made did nothing wrong???

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to sending a child to the principal so that he or she could explain to the child that it is not o.k. to say things of that nature. Explaining to the child that maybe to him it was a kind jesture but not wanted or inappropriate behavior and as he gets older he will understand more. I cannot believe a child being suspended from school is the answer in this case unless it is more to this story than what is being reported.

Taunya Baker Curry said...

STUPID *enough said*

Anonymous said...

The principal should be fired for having no common sense.

fred wright said...

another form of hidden racism

Anonymous said...

The irony of this story is that the so called educaters are the damn problem!!!!

Anonymous said...

ridiculous!!!!!

Wanni said...

Amen Pastor!, @Jeff P. Ikno that's right, First off the mother's name is not important and besides Chiquita is the lady on the banana sticker and she making money. I feel that everyone that's affected or related to this case needs prayer. The teacher and principal surely need it because they evidently don't have prayer acting like this. So does the little boy for he understand how foolish people can be.

Anonymous said...

Kinda Emmett Till like huh?

Wanni said...

He do not understand how foolish people can be.

Anonymous said...

This is so ridiculous a 9 year old suspended for sexual harrassment. His suspension is now part of his permanent school record. This will follow him throughout school as the records get passed along from Elementary School to Middle School and High School.
Legal action on behalf of this child by the parents is warranted here.

Anonymous said...

I'm just saying really people its not that serious. If we would only pay as much attention to really educating our children maybe there would not be so much time for ridiculous things as this, really because he said the teacher was cute, something is definitely wrong with this picture.

Scott said...

Yep, as a member of the other race, this was stupid and is serious... the school needs to be closed, all the teachers and admin. personal need some re-training and/or the district needs to bring in educators with some common sense. THIS is / was an attack on a black male, who the sub saw as going out of his place!! She should never be allowed back into a NC school room! GET in the streets black folks, GET a lawsuit going, NC needs to be taught a lesson!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sexual harassment: uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature especially by a person in authority toward a subordinate (as an employee or student).

(1) The student was not talking to the teacher, (2) the comment was not of a sexual nature, and (3) the student is NOT "a person in authority."

This must be the dumbest school district in the country. IT, not the student, should be suspended. I can't help but wonder if the school system is out to get this kid for some inappropriate reason, e.g. perhaps because he is a young, ASTUTE, BLACK MALE.

Anonymous said...

What color was the sub and the principal? This a case and I hope the mother doesn't let it ride!!
He's a child for GODS' sake.

winfred said...

That is so stupid, that school system made itself look like an idiot. My question was the teacher white?

Barbra Porter Coleman said...

This is ridiculous...what person in their right mind would suspend a baby because he thought his teacher was cute. They definitely need some diversity training. We need to boycote that school if nothings done. Shame Shame Shame

Anonymous said...

I swear black people are the biggest fuckin racists that have ever lived and always playing the goddamn victim card. Who gives a fuck what color she is?

Anonymous said...

Emmett Till

BombquishaDavis said...

OK...all you brotha and sista anonymous posters duck...this is to that last dipshiggety anonymous talking about blacks being racists..I bet the substitute heffa was white...had the child been a pank blonde boy it would have been "cute"....whoever the *&^% she is, they should keep her out of the classroom...as for assnonymous, take yo pank ass to the panky report..fox news waitin on you....

Anonymous said...

The actions people take to destroy young black children...our children are in trouble if you solely count on the public education sector to educate your child. Black children are constantly being labeled as learning disabled and now this?? AS IF we dont pay taxes and have a right to a good educaiton as well...

SMDH...

preata nortier said...

When I was in the 9th grade I had a crush on my math teacher and told all my friends how cute he was. Black or White; suspending a child from school because he told his friend he thought his teacher was cute is just wrong on all levels. This should be investigated and this problem should be solved immediately.

dawg said...

principal was given 1 hour to resign or be terminated. He quit,school board apologized to mother and young son,also given tutor to catch him up from suspension time.