An open letter to Hunter Yelton, the six-year old sexual harasser.

Dear Hunter,

You don’t know me. I’m pretty old compared to you. In fact my grandchildren are about your age.

I saw that you got suspended from school. That can be hard for a first-grader, unless you are like me and would be happy to get a three day vacation.

I want you to know Hunter that you are not a bad boy. You probably shouldn’t kiss girls in school, but that’s only because your friends might make fun of you. It sounds like you really like this little girl, and that’s nice.

When my grandchildren visit my house, they always say hello to each other with a hug and a kiss, and that makes me happy. They don’t do that in school though.

Your Mom says that now you are asking her questions about sex. I will tell you not to worry or even think about it. It has nothing to do with kissing a girl on the hand.

You were accused of doing something that only adults are capable of. There is other bad stuff that we do too, like being mean to each other and thinking that punishing children is good because it “sends a message.” They sent a message alright.

Be a good boy and a good student Hunter and try to follow the rules. In the meantime I am going to see if all of the silly adults involved in this can get a three day suspension, and have to spend the time trying to remember what its like to be a six year old boy.

I will ask them to consider the times when they were treated unfairly as children, and the effect it had on them.


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