Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Remove "Sexual Misconduct" Report from Kindergartner's Permanent Record

Crystal Shepeard

An Arizona kindergartner, 5-year-old Eric Lopez, was disciplined for "sexual misconduct" for pulling his pants down on a school playground at his elementary school after another student told him to do so. Tell the Dysart Unified School District to remove the "sexual misconduct" report from Eric's records and to create a new policy with clearer guidelines as to what should go on a student's record.

Back in April, another student told Eric to pull down his pants or he would do it for him. With a number of other students watching, Eric pulled down his pants and underwear. Teachers took him to the principal's office, where -- without knowing that he could have a parent present -- Eric was forced to sign a document that labeled his actions "sexual misconduct."  As Eric's mother, Erica Martinez, says in AZFamily.com, “He’s a 5-year-old. He does not know right from wrong yet.”

The Dysart Unified School District has denied Eric's mother's appeal and informed her that the "sexual misconduct" report will remain on Eric's permanent school record……To Read More…..



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