A 7-year-old Boston first-grader is under investigation for possible sexual harassment following an incident in which he punched another boy in the groin after the other boy allegedly choked him and stole his gloves, The Associated Press is reporting. Tasha Lynch, the boy's mother, says her son was acting in self-defense. The AP reports:
A spokesman for Boston public schools confirmed an investigation but refused to discuss specifics of the incident or why it has been classified as a possible case of sexual harassment.
Lynch says because her son punched the other boy in the groin, school officials say they consider it sexual assault. She counters that the other boy should be charged with attempted murder for choking her son.