A 9-year-old Florida boy could face sexual harassment charges for penning love notes to a girl in his class, his furious mother said.
The tiny admirer gushed about his crush, telling her she’s “pretty and cute” while boldly revealing his feelings for her in the handwritten loose-leaf letter,ABC Action News reported.
“I like you,” the Tampa fourth grader in the Hillsborough County Public Schools district wrote inside a heart drawing. “I like your hair because it is not sloppy. I like your eyes because they sparkle like diamonds.”
The romantic proclamations landed the little boy in the principal’s office, where school officials threatened they’d get authorities to slap him with sexual harassment charges, according to ABC.
They said his pining was inappropriate and came in several “unwanted” letters.
It also prompted other students to tease the young writer, saying he wanted to see the girl naked, though the notes never expressed any sexual intentions, the news station said.
“He’s 9,” said the boy’s mother, who wasn’t identified. “What little kid doesn’t write love notes? My 9-year-old doesn’t even know what sexual harassment means.”
Hillsborough school district officials did not immediately return requests for comment Thursday.
Source: NY Daily News