Monday, December 11, 2006

"Sexual Misconduct" Charges: Still Wacko in Waco!!!

I have to ask...What is in the water in that part of Texas?! This will be filed in the every-growing "I can't believe it's non-fiction" folder...

A FOUR YEAR OLD was suspended for SEXUAL MISCONDUCT when he hugged an aide before boarding the school bus home at La Vega Primary School in Waco, TX. The female aide accused the preschooler of "rubbing his face in [her] chest."

"The principal of La Vega Primary School sent a letter to the Blackwells that said the pre-kindergartener demonstrated "inappropriate physical behavior interpreted as sexual contact and/or sexual harassment."

Damarcus Blackwell (the boy's father) says it's ridiculous that the aide would misread a hug from a four-year-old. Blackwell wrote to administrators demanding that the whole incident be expunged from his son's academic file because his son is too young to know what it means to act sexually.

Blackwell got a response from the La Vega administration. The sexual references on the discipline referral were removed. But the thing that makes Blackwell most upset is they told him "your request for an apology by the aide and removal of all paperwork regarding this incident is denied." Now the young student's file will refer to the incident as "inappropriate physical contact." And Blackwell says he will continue to fight the district." (source)

I am calling for this aide to be evaluated by a court-appointed psychiatrist. Seriously. This is someone that works with children everyday and obviously has some deep-rooted issues...This is someone whose mind immediately went to sexual contact when hugged by a four year old... La Vega Primary School would be remiss to let this incident pass without addressing the red flags it immediately sent up in my mind.

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