Feb. 7, 2006 — A first-grader was suspended from Downey Elementary School in Brockton, Mass., after school officials said he sexually harassed a female schoolmate. The young boy is accused of touching a fellow first-grader’s skin underneath the rear waistband of her pants.
The child’s mother, Berthena Dorinvil, said he was too young even to understand the accusation. “I said, ‘My son doesn’t know anything about sexual harassment. What are you talking about? He’s 6 years old,’” Dorinvil said.
Dorinvil, 38, said she got a phone call from the school’s principal, Diane Gosselin, last month, asking her to come pick her son up from school.
“I feel terrible,” said Dorinvil. “He feels terrible. He keeps telling me ‘Mommy, are the police going to arrest me?’ He’s very emotional.”
The boy was supposed to return to school on Friday after a three-day suspension, but his mother refused to send him back after her son told her he felt uncomfortable returning there. She is trying to get him transferred to another area school.
In a statement, Brockton Superintendent of Schools Basan Nembirkow said the district takes “all allegations of sexual harassment very seriously. An investigation is always conducted when reports of sexual harassment arise. Principals are trained to handle these difficult situations and they are assisted, as needed, by the district’s sexual harassment officer in handling each situation.”
Recounting the scenario in front of her home today, Dorinvil said, “The girl said my son touched her waistband. That’s what the girl said to the principal. My son said, no, he touched her back, just on her shirt, because the girl touched him first.
“He was crying and said, ‘Mommy, why this is a big deal? What is this? I thought we were all sisters and brothers in class.’”
She says she hasn’t tried to explain sexual harassment to her son because she believes he is too young to understand.
According to Dorinvil, the school’s supervisor said “sexual harassment” is the term the school uses for this kind of behavior and promised to “work things out.” Dorinvil said the school reported the incident to both the police and the district attorney’s office.
He TOUCHED HER WAISTBAND???? She must have been so traumatized! How will she EVER recover from this??? Thank Goddess that this young girl has learned a lesson important to so many feminists: she is weak and oppressed and needs strong, coercive organizations to act as parental substitutes in order to protect her from nasty males. And males have cooties.
As for this so-called “boy”: his ignorance of sexual harassment is no excuse! Pardon my language, but this fucking little shit-eating sack of turds-for-brains needs to have his damned fingernails ripped-out.
HOW DARE HE?!?!?!!?
Why didn’t the school alert the FBI immediately? No petty slight of this magnitude should go unpunished!
This little terrorist is never too young to learn a valuable lesson in equality: girls are precious sugar and spice while boys are blobs of inky-black evil who ought to be penned-up in basements like Morlocks and slowly strangled with rusty barbed wire.
Girls are your equals, you little bastard– SO DON’T PLAY WITH THEM!