This Is Going On Your Permanent Record

DaMarcus Blackwell received a letter from La Vega Independent School District that is worth mentioning:

The Nov. 13 letter from La Vega Independent School District stated his son, who was 4 years old at the time, was involved in “inappropriate physical behavior interpreted as sexual contact and/or sexual harassment” after the boy hugged a teacher’s aide and “rubbed his face in the chest of (the) female employee” on Nov. 10.

The letter also stated Blackwell’s son, who Blackwell requested not be named in this story for privacy reasons, spent the day in in-school suspension (ISS) as punishment for the incident.

Blackwell has since filed a complaint with the district.

In turn, the district changed the offense to “inappropriate physical contact” and removed references of sexual contact or sexual harassment from the boy’s file, according to a subsequent letter from the district.

Still, Blackwell said the change isn’t enough.

Beyond the concern over the content of the boy’s file there is another issue which should be addressed: Who hired the teacher’s aide and when are they firing her? If you are bringing formal complaints against four year old boys for sexual harassment you are in no way qualified to govern children and should certainly not be at school! What you should be doing is beyond me at the moment. Perhaps this person might be employed as a judge at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, but instructing children is a serious matter.

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