D'Avonte, a 6-year-old first grade boy at Sable Elementary School in Aurora, Colo., earned a three-day suspension for what school officials called sexual harassment.
So what was D'Avonte's crime? Inappropriately touching a fellow student? Trying to kiss a girl? Using sexually provocative language? Turns out D'Avonte's suspension resulted from the boy merely singing a line from a famous LMFAO song.
While standing in the school's lunch line, D'Avonte approached a female classmate and sang the verse, "I'm sexy and I know it." The song by the same name was released by dance band LMFAO in September and hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100 in January.
The action may seem innocent, but there is a back story that the school administration is pointing to as a reason for D'Avonte's suspension. Apparently, this was not the first time the boy had expressed the sexy lyric to the same girl. Doing so last month earned the boy a trip to the principal's office and a stern warning.
Additionally, D'Avonte's mother, Stephanie Meadows, reported that her son also shook his rear-end in the girl's face as he sang the song. And while Stephanie plans to have a talk with her son about the inappropriateness of his actions, she thinks the three-day suspension is a little harsh.
“I could understand if he was fondling her, looking up her skirt, trying to look in her shirt. That, to me, is sexual harassment,” Meadows said in an interview with ABC7 News. “I’m just, I’m floored. They’re going to look at him like he’s a pervert. And it’s like, that’s not fair to him.”
Stating privacy laws, the school district will not discuss the decision in detail. D'Avonte, a special needs student who started at Sable in January, isn't sure what the hubbub is all about.
"I only just said the song," the boy told ABC7.
There are certainly some lines from the song that could have landed D'Avonte in more trouble. Other lyrics include:
- "I got a passion in my pants and I ain't afraid to show it."
- "And when I'm at the beach, I'm in a Speedo trying to tan my cheeks."
- "No shoes, no shirt, and I still get serviced."
Maybe it was a good thing D'Avonte only remembered the chorus.
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