Now this is disturbing! A six year old boy is accused of molesting fellow first grade boys while in class and the school did not remove him from class untilat least 10 boys were victimized. The student has been suspended for only 10 days and has been placed into alternative education.
I understand he's only six, but only a 10 day suspension;does this mean he could return after the ten days are up? It sounds like he needs some sort of psychological counseling and evaluation. For any child to act in this manner should clearly indicate a problem and be a warning that he himself has mostly likely been the victim of child/sexual abuse. I hope the school & officials involved are trying to find out what is going on at home with this poor boy. I hope a throughal investigation and analysis is done before he is ever allowed around other students/children again in the future and that his parents/care-givers are investigated.
I know that as a parent of a five year old boy(and 3 year old son), I would never want this to happen and if it had I would want to be sure this child does not return to school and is never around children again;at least not without constant one-one supervision. Do you think the school acted in a timely manner and the punishment fits the crime?
MIDDLETON, Mass. -- A 6-year-old first-grader in Middleton is accused of molesting fellow classmates while the teacher's back was turned, Boston TV station WCVB reported. "We've had sexually inappropriate behavior at the first-grade level between students," Superintendent Bernard Creeden said.The boy, whose name was not released by police or school officials, is accused of sexually assaulting at least 10 boys in his class.
The student, who is too young to face criminal charges in Massachusetts, even as a juvenile, was a student at the Fuller Meadow School. In an e-mail to parents, Creeden said the “aggressor” has been removed from zthe classroom."
He was pulling kids' pants down, threatening to beat them up if they said anything to any adult and touching them," said the parent of an alleged victim, who wished to remain anonymous. "He was massaging my son, asking him to pull his pants down or he was going to beat him up."
At a raucous public meeting Tuesday, during which police had to calm the crowd, parents accused Principal Malvena Baxter of knowing about the abuse a month ago. The school said it became aware of the incidents a week and a half ago and notified parents on Friday.
"A lot of parents that have first-graders are upset. They don't like that it was hush-hush," parent Jeanie Gioioso said.Police said the incidents may have started as physical bullying, progressed into sexual molestation and ended with the boy allegedly threatening his victims to keep quiet.