Sal Santana II, a 12-year-old Magoffin Middle School student, said he stuck his tongue out at a girl who declined his invitation to be his girlfriend. School district administrators viewed the incident as sexual harassment, suspended him for three days and are considering placing him in an alternative school.
The complete lack of common sense is astounding: from the teacher who reported it to the administrator who took it seriously to the school committee that implemented the policy.
The district’s student code of conduct states that “sexual harassment of a student by another student includes unwanted and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, whether by word, gesture or any other sexual conduct, including requests for sexual favors.”
I think they should just ban dating, proms, dances, and any other social contact between boys and girls. They obviously can’t ban any contact between homosexuals and lesbians since that would be a hate crime.