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Rockntractor
01-28-2012, 08:47 PM
HERCULES (CBS 5) – An East Bay dad claims a game of tag on the playground resulted in his 6-year-old son being accused of sexual assault – a decision he said was an overreaction by school officials.

The parent, who asked only to be identified as Oswin, said his son was accused of brushing his best friend’s leg or groin while the two were playing on the playground at Lupine Hills Elementary in Hercules two months ago.

Oswin said his child was kept in the principal’s office for two hours until he confessed. He was suspended, and a sexual battery charge was placed on his permanent school record.

“To me, I think it’s an overreaction,” said Marilyn Cheeks, a Lupine Hills Elementary parent

Legally, there’s no such thing as sexual assault for a six year-old in California.

It wasn’t until Oswin and his wife got a lawyer that the school backed off. District officials declined to discuss specifics. They did confirm that an investigation was conducted, and that the child could not be charged with sexual battery. The claim was removed from the boy’s record.

Oswin’s son is attending another school now. He said he only hopes no one else will have to go through what his family did.http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/01/27/hercules-family-battles-playground-sex-assault-claim-against-6-year-old/

DumbAss Tanker
01-28-2012, 08:59 PM
Those school administrators need to beaten with large sticks until they learn better decision-making skills.

Rockntractor
01-28-2012, 09:00 PM
Those school administrators need to beaten with large sticks until they learn better decision-making skills.

Put them in a gunny sack and work the lumps out with a 2x4!:)

noonwitch
01-30-2012, 12:01 PM
I've seen some pretty badass 6 year olds. I'm not saying that this is the case here, but the school is in a position in which they can't defend themselves to the media because they have confidentiality rules about releasing student information. The school can't tell the media if this kid has a record of inappropriate behavior or not, so the only side of the story that gets presented to the public is the parents' side.

Apache
01-31-2012, 02:45 AM
I've seen some pretty badass 6 year olds. I'm not saying that this is the case here, but the school is in a position in which they can't defend themselves to the media because they have confidentiality rules about releasing student information. The school can't tell the media if this kid has a record of inappropriate behavior or not, so the only side of the story that gets presented to the public is the parents' side.

Isn't California one of the states forcing sex-ed on grade schoolers? This is just reaping what's been sewn...

noonwitch
01-31-2012, 10:48 AM
Isn't California one of the states forcing sex-ed on grade schoolers? This is just reaping what's been sewn...

I don't know what CA teaches kids out there.

But there are 6 year olds who will try to use a game of tag to act on impulses of a sexual nature. Especially if the kid has been abused or exposed to porn.