12/12/2013 17:47 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Six-Year-Old Suspended For 'Sexual Harassment' - For Kissing A Schoolgirl On The Hand

6-Year-Old Suspended For Sexual Harassment? Really?

A six-year-old boy has been suspended from school for 'sexual harassment' – after he kissed the hand of a girl he had a crush on.

Love-struck Hunter Yelton plucked up the courage to make a move on his little heart's desire only to be suspended for several days.

The schoolboy at Lincoln School of Science and Technology in Canon City, Colorado, told KRDO-TV: "It was during class, yeah. We were doing reading group, and I leaned over and kissed her on the hand. That's what happened.

"They sent me to the office, fair and square. I did something wrong and I feel sorry."

However, Hunter's mother, Jennifer Saunders, was outraged when she found out her son had been punished for his innocent display of affection.

She said: "That day I had the meeting with the principal, where she first said 'sexual harassment'.

"This is taking it to an extreme that doesn't need to be met with a six-year-old.

"Now my son is asking questions... what is sex mummy? That should not ever be said, sex. Not in a sentence with a six-year-old."

Hunter has been in trouble before for kissing the same girl on the cheek and class disruptions. Now his actions, which fit the school's policy description of 'sexual harassment', remain on his permanent record.

His mum said: "How can you do this? How can you say this about my child? Remove sexual harassment, remove it from his record.

"I'm going to stand up and fight for him because that's not the case, that's not what happened at all."