A 9-year-old boy was suspended from school for two days for sexual harassment last week after he called his teacher "cute," his mother says.
Chiquita Lockett of Gastonia, N.C., told WSOC-TV of Charlotte, N.C., which first reported the story, that her 9-year-old son, Emanyea, shouldn't have been sent home from Brookside Elementary School.
"It's not like he went up to the woman and tried to grab her or touch her in a sexual way," Lockett told WSOC. "So why would he be suspended for two days?"
The Gaston County school district said it couldn't discuss the incident beyond confirming that Emanyea was suspended for "inappropriate behavior" after making "inappropriate statements."