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First-Grader Suspended for Singing 'I'm Sexy and I Know It'
First-Grader Suspended for
A Colorado elementary school student was
suspended from school this week for singing a lyric from a popular LMFAO song,
"I'm sexy and I know it."
Those six little words from the Los Angeles
rap-influenced duo earned first-grader D'Avonte Meadows a three day dismissal from
Sable Elementary in Aurora, Colo.
"I only just said the song," Meadows told Denver's
ABC7 News. "I'm
sexy and I know it."
School officials said D'Avonte was
suspended for sexual
harassment after he sang and the line to a female classmate who was
standing in a lunch line. Unfortunately, it wasn't the first time he'd
serenaded this girl with this particular lyric.
Aurora School District's Media Relations
Specialist Paula Hans, said in a statement:
"Aurora Public Schools is committed to
providing equitable learning for all students. We have policies and protocol in
place to prevent any disruption to the learning environment. Due to privacy
laws, we are unable to discuss appropriate disciplinary consequences about a
District policy, as outlined in the student
handbook, states that sexual harassment "must have negative effects on the
learning or work of others."
D'Avonte's mother, Stephanie Meadows, told ABC7 News that her
son had had disciplinary problems before this week's infraction. Last month,
she said, he was sent to the principal's office for singing the same song to
the same girl.
This time, however, he was "shaking his
booty" near the girl's face, Meadows told ABC7 News.
"I'm going to definitely have to sit with
him and see if he understands exactly what the song means," Meadows told ABC7
But Meadows still doesn't believe her son's
recent actions justify suspension for sexual harassment.
"I could understand if he was fondling her,
looking up her skirt, trying to look in her shirt. That, to me, is sexual
harassment," Meadows told ABC7 News. "I'm just, I'm floored. They're going to
look at him like he's a pervert. And it's like, that's not fair to him."
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