Home Health Parents News Now Sexual Harassment Charge Against 6-Year-Old Dropped Sexual Harassment Charge Against 6-Year-Old Dropped By Holly Lebowitz Rossi December 12, 2013 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print shutterstock_125721845 30678 The story of first-grader Hunter Yelton made national news and spurred outrage this week after word spread that his school near Colorado Springs suspended him for the kiss and accused him of sexually harassing the girl. On Wednesday night, CNN affiliate KRDO reported that Canon City Schools Superintendent Robin Gooldy met with Hunter's parents. The superintendent then changed Hunter's disciplinary offense from "sexual harassment" to "misconduct." The boy has also returned to school at the Lincoln School of Science & Technology. The boy's mother, Jennifer Saunders, told KRDO the whole thing stemmed from an innocent crush Hunter had on a girl in the class. He kissed her on the hand during reading group. That landed him a two-day suspension from school and an entry of sexual harassment in his school files. Saunders admitted Hunter had problems at school before, getting suspended for rough-housing and for kissing the same girl on the cheek. But the label of sexual harasser outraged her. "This is taking it to an extreme that doesn't need to be met with a 6-year-old," Saunders told the station "Now my son's asking questions, 'What is sex, mommy?'" Jade Masters-Ownbey, the mother of the girl Hunter is accused of kissing, told the local newspaper that the school district was right in protecting her daughter. The mother, who is also a teacher in the school district, said Hunter had tried to kiss her daughter "over and over" without her permission, according to Canon City Daily Record. "I've had to coach her about what to do when you don't want someone touching you, but they won't stop," Masters-Ownbey told the newspaper. Get valuable parenting news and tips in your inbox. Image: Kids holding hands, via Shutterstock By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Sexual Harassment Charge Against 6-Year-Old Dropped Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.