Does a 6-year-old understand what the line “I’m sexy and I know it” really means? That’s the big debate today after a first-grade student was suspended for sexual harassment after singing the lyrics to the LMFAO song to a female classmate.
His mother, Stephanie Meadows, doesn’t think her son D’Avonte’s actions warranted a suspension from his elementary school in Aurora, Colorado. “I could understand if he was fondling her, looking up her skirt, trying to look in her shirt. That, to me, is sexual harassment,” Meadows told ABC7 News. She also said she plans to talk with him “and see if he understands exactly what the song means.” Chances are, he doesn’t!
School officials issued a statement saying they couldn’t discuss the case, but they pointed out a school board policy that defines sexual harassment as any unwelcome sexual advance. “We have policies and protocol in place to prevent any disruption to the learning environment. Due to privacy laws, we are unable to discuss appropriate disciplinary consequences about a specific student,” wrote spokeswoman Paula Hans.
According to reports, this was the second time he sang the same song to the same girl. So, did the child have fair warning, or is this just a complete overreaction?