A 10-year-old boy was suspended from school in a New York City suburb for asking his fifth-grade teacher for a hug. He had previous offenses for telling the teacher she’s “sexy,” a word his parents said the boy used as a synonym for “pretty,” and for allegedly staring at the teacher’s cleavage. Dad, a police officer, and Mom, a school secretary, say Aaron is not interested in girls. The boy has been transferred to a class with a male teacher and it looks like nobody’s going to sue.
My fifth-grade teacher, who was in her early 20s, had been a beauty queen in Florida. Most of the boys in the class spent the year staring at her cleavage. It kept them motivated. That was the pre-hug era, though.