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Video: Hunter Yelton, six, deserved suspension for kissing my daughter, mom says

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Photos, video below.
Jade Masters-Ownbey, mom of the little Canon City girl who six-year-old Hunter Yelton was suspended for kissing a few days back, initially said she wouldn't talk with the media. She thought the international publicity given to the story as a result of Hunter's behavior being tagged sexual harassment was way over the top. But after speaking out on her Facebook page, she decided to tell a newspaper and a TV station -- but not the one that broke the story in the first place -- that she feels the school district did the right thing. Details, photos and video below.

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The Lincoln School for Science & Technology, as seen in a KRDO screen capture.
As we reported, Hunter had previously gotten into trouble at Lincoln School of Science & Technology for behavior issues, including kissing the girl on the cheek. Then, in a music class, he kissed the girl's hand, and the other kids alerted the teacher.

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Jennifer Saunders used air quotes when describing Hunter and his classmate as "boyfriend and girlfriend" on KRDO.
Before long, Jennifer Saunders, Hunter's mom, was in the principal's office, where the term "sexual harassment" set her off.

"This is taking it to an extreme that doesn't need to be met with a six year old. Now my son is asking questions.... 'What is sex, mommy?' That should not ever be said, sex. Not in a sentence with a six year old," she told KRDO-TV, which broke the story.

Saunders didn't seem to have a big problem with Hunter's suspension and said she was working with him about his actions. But to have him labeled a sexual harasser in paperwork that would follow him through his scholastic career at the RE-1 school district struck her as excessive and objectionable.

Before long, the global media seized on the story; as recently as yesterday, it was a topic of conversation on Fox News. No doubt the attention helped convince the district to replace the sexual harassment line with a reference to general misconduct.

In the meantime, Ownbey, who just happens to be a math teacher in RE-1, posted the following on her Facebook page:

Hey Canon City... the story about the boy being suspended from school for kissing a girl on the cheek ... there r two sides to every story and the news only shared a fragment of the one side. I am a teacher. A mom, an advocate for children.... but that boy deserved to be suspended for the continual harassment of my daughter. Canon City Schools did right!
Continue for more about Jade Masters-Ownbey's reaction to the Hunter Yelton story, including more photos and two videos.


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291 comments
herewegoagain
herewegoagain

If it had been going on for so long why did she not go to the school sooner? In her statement above about finally giving a news interview... " and the reporter was such a sweetheart, couldn't say no". Perhaps she and her daughter should practice this word together. Say it with us...N-O, no

Erik Lilja
Erik Lilja

Beeeeeeeeeotch and fuck anyone who supports her nonsense...6 is a innocent age maybe 11 or 12 I can see a problem but 6 get real

Erik Lilja
Erik Lilja

What a fucking dumb ass bitch!! Sounds like she didnt ever have anyone "kiss" her in her childhood its innocent and harmless so I say to you fuck you bitch

Kellie Lister
Kellie Lister

What a sorry excuse for a parent.... My generation has been really good at screwing up the world

Jam Es
Jam Es

That's why we teach them. And when they don't listen, we discipline them. I'm going back to grade school with this one...."Duh"

Jam Es
Jam Es

I read the comments before the story. It's clear several of you didn't do either. This is the problem. You fucking people see a headline and form a solid opinion. Then you get the people who did scan the story and lack comprehension skills. In the end, your opinions are more important than the facts of the case and logic of life. I have a daughter. A little boy repeatedly kissing her is inappropriate and unacceptable. I can't imagine the load of shit you have to formulate in your tiny brain to come to the conclusion that this *repeated behavior is acceptable for 6 year olds. And I'll bed you're the same assholes that judge Disney stars that grow up to be celebrity sex symbols....yet you perpetuate the cycle by condoning it. If it was a one time thing, sure, no big deal. If it happened maybe a few times, OK. But that doesn't seem to be the case here. This kid needs to learn to keep his hands and mouth to himself, because when he rapes a drunk girl as a teenager, you assholes won't be there to back him up. Check yourselves. Also...if anyone seemed like a nutjob it was the psychologist haha

Joseph Michael Orth
Joseph Michael Orth

Your daughter will have a lot of mommie and daddy problems growing up. You should talk to a psychologist

Manish H. Shah
Manish H. Shah

It was innocent and everyone but this woman knows it!! Why sexualize a young child like this? Society has already made a mess of our kids by giving them too many reasons to grow up faster than is normal. This just makes it worse!!

Junedeer420
Junedeer420

The boy should not have been suspended. This is just ridiculous!! And all the mothers commenting they would teach their daughter to hit someone over a kiss on the cheek or had are out of their minds as well!! People are so terrified of any sort of physical touch it's just ridiculous!! And we wonder why people fail at relationships when they are older since they are taught to be afraid of the opposite sex from the get go. Idiot parents and the schools get their panties in a bunch over the kids hugging each other!!! Teach your kids about consent and asking before acting!!!

Chip Monk
Chip Monk

The kid wouldn't stop kissing her daughter's hand. She should have given her daughter karate lessons instead of asking for that boy's suspension though. Maybe instead of looking to others to solve her daughter's problems she should empower her daughter to solve her own problems? Sheesh.

James Taylor
James Taylor

No. They are young children. Leave this be. It was noy a bully attack. Do not use your children to get paid. Your education Should have taken care of that for you.

Barbara Gallegos
Barbara Gallegos

Sheila, you are freaking creepy. what do you promote in your home?

Barbara Gallegos
Barbara Gallegos

this woman is milking her 5 minutes of fame, get over it he's 6 and a baby

Sheila Griggs
Sheila Griggs

A teaching moment yes, sexual harassment .....absolutely not! Kids at that age are just learning about personal space, appropriate touch. Overkill!

Jayme Cramer
Jayme Cramer

She's tripping if she thinks its all his fault. . Parents of both children seem disillusioned with the free spirited nature of children. He didn't abuse or touch her with sexual intent. He was being a sweetheart. Some people are too uptight.

Shelia Canfield-Jones
Shelia Canfield-Jones

As a mother of two daughters I am proud she did decide to speak out. Sexual Harassment and unwanted attention occurs from Prek through 12th grade. Boys need to be raised to respect everyone especially WOMEN and the same with little girls.

Shelia Canfield-Jones
Shelia Canfield-Jones

That's the dumbest comment yet. The only person who wanted media was the little boys MOM who was promoting a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship of a 6 year old. I find that pretty freakn' creepy. I am glad the mom of the little girl spoke out. I would check the mom of the little mom for child pornography and send her to counseling . There again only the children suffer from the boys parents inability to parent her child. The kid was repeatedly told to stop and leave the little girl alone. He was acting out at his Mother's encouragement.

Melissa Snyder
Melissa Snyder

Wow!!! There's gonna b a whole lot of sexual harassment charges throughout her daughter's life. This woman is absolutely insane!!!! That poor boy has these charges for life.

Nia Bender
Nia Bender

I have a 19-year old son. In 1st grade he kissed a little girl on the cheek during recess. The Denver Public School he attended suspended him for two days for sexually harassing the little girl. We were incredibly angry with the school and it did no good. For the two days that he was out, we took him to a movie, let him climb on an indoor rock wall, and did nothing but fun things. If you wonder why..It was an attempt to erase the school's stupidity from his memory. We didn't want to have a child who was too afraid to ever kiss anyone in the future. I didn't want something innocent like a kiss on the cheek to leave our boy with a world of weird issues. And guess what? He didn't out as a sexual deviate, running around sexually abusing women.

Dustin Shannon Frey
Dustin Shannon Frey

Where is sexual harassment panda when you need him. This kid does NOT need a record for the rest of his school career. These days it will follow him until he's 40 yrs old.

Suni Daze
Suni Daze

this woman needs a kick in the teeth !!!

Jeremy Coss
Jeremy Coss

No 6 year old needs to be suspended for a kiss. They're kids.

Craig Struthers
Craig Struthers

This woman obviously needs to get laid, seriously she's too uptight.

Ryan Davis
Ryan Davis

She's insane. This outrage belittles the real victims of sexual harassment.

Betel Eli Guese
Betel Eli Guese

I have 2 daughters. I would never charge another 6 year old boy for kissing one of my daughters...............I TEACH MY GIRLS HOW TO HIT. Lesson learned. Boy doesn't have to become a con from a bad youth.

Beth Harris
Beth Harris

I can't say if I agree with either parent. What I do know is, parents need to teach their kids very early on that they should ask the other kid if it's OK before they touch them.

Jeff Ballard
Jeff Ballard

It is bullshit he just give a kiss on the head like gentleman

Linda Gorman
Linda Gorman

NO...BIG FAT NO!!!!! This bitch needs to shut the F... up. Poor little Hunter is now asking what sex is. This is what kids do. If this bitch ever had a boy flirt with her in elementary school then that boy should have a sexual harassment on his record!!!! REALLY she just wants an easy buck.

Spencer M Hummel
Spencer M Hummel

What a gross over reaction, definitely embarassing that it happened in CO

Shawn Q Ahlers
Shawn Q Ahlers

no... she is fucking nuts! what the hell is wrong with people these days?

Ken Tucker
Ken Tucker

This woman was never kissed as a child, and is angry now because her husband still wont kiss her..twit..

Eric Delgado
Eric Delgado

Fail, parent if you think you daughter is being sexually harassed. My guess is that the mom is just secretly jealous that her daughter was getting ANY attention.

carlray
carlray

i do agree with everything but the cuss words in your statment i agree at 6 its innocent and thats just insane i think that schools and some parents are just plan weak

Mandi
Mandi

Your comment might be the only one on here that makes any sense. If I had a son who was CONSTANTLY bothering his classmate even after not only being told to stop, but being actually suspended for it in the past.... I would be terrified of who I was raising. This behavior is not acceptable, and it will only get worse as he gets older.

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