Girl's mother praises boy's kissing suspension

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CANON CITY - The mother of a girl involved in the case of a 6-year-old Colorado boy who was suspended for giving a classmate unwanted kisses says the school did the right thing.

The girl's mother, Jade Masters-Ownbey, told the Canon City Daily Record on Wednesday that the school district did a "great job" protecting her daughter from repeated harassment from the boy.

READ: Canon City 6-year-old suspended for kissing girl

First-grader Hunter Yelton was given a two-day suspension, with misconduct infraction on his discipline record. The school was originally calling the incident sexual harassment but decided against marking the incident as such in his record. 

But Masters-Ownbey says the kissing was "not once, but over and over." School officials insist the boy was repeatedly warned and that the punishment was warranted.

No criminal charges have been brought against the boy.

Video courtesy: KRDO

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