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Don’t believe the outrage: First grader rightfully suspended

According to ABC News, a first grader in Aurora, Colo., was suspended for singing “I’m sexy and I know it” during school. , quoting a lyric from a popular LMFAO song. Though many are outraged D’Avonte Meadows was banned for three days from Sable Elementary, the move is justified and Meadows was a repeat offender, says Calvin Wolf for Yahoo! News. Meadows was not just singing the song. He had been antagonizing a girl with the song and apparently had done so multiple times. The incident that landed him the suspension involved “shaking his booty” near the girl’s face. A three-day suspension was necessary to convey the seriousness of harassment, especially since previous disciplinary actions apparently didn’t take. While D’Avonte’s mother thinks the school went too far, many schools do not go far enough. As a high school teacher, I deal with several students who behave in ways that will earn them pink slips as adults. They think their lewd comments, innuendos and hands-on behaviors are in fun but fail to recognize they are unacceptable on the job…

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