A kiss between 12-year-olds isn’t a sex crime, said sheriff’s deputies after the assistant principal of a Florida elementary school reported a “possible sex crime.”
. . . two girls who had a crush on a boy were talking about which of them liked him the most.
One of the girls approached the boy and briefly kissed him.
A teacher on recess duty reported the kiss as “inappropriate.” The assistant principal called the Florida Department of Children and Families, which told her to call the sheriff. Deputies said an unsolicited kiss could be considered a simple assault — if there was a victim. Apparently, the boy didn’t complain.
When my daughter was in early elementary school, a friend dared her to kiss a boy as they lined up to go into the classroom after recess. She kissed him. He punched her. She accepted that as fair. It was over in seconds with no police involvement.