*Uh…does this seem a bit extreme to you? I mean, is it right up there with handcuffing a grade-school kid for misbehaving in class? What ever happened to Johnny getting time-out in the corner of the class room… Or Betty being told to write “I will not fight” fifty times on the board after school?
Talk about days long gone. Today, a middle school kid is more likely to get a much harsher punishment.
A 13-year-old boy who is said to have responded to a dare and ran up to a girl a year older than him, and planted a kiss on her lips, was charged with second degree assault this week, according to Fox 10 TV in Maryland.
The incident happened at the teens’ school, but some folks are saying, wait a minute, a criminal charge was too severe a punishment for the unwanted kiss.
“I would let the parents get together and discuss it, you know, rather than getting the police involved. Let the school handle it first, and then if the parents want to press charges, then there’s nothing else that can be done,” one local told the station.
The incident was quite graphic in its description, pulled from a police report by the Baltimore Sun.
A 14-year-old girl, an eighth-grader at Pikesville Middle School, told police Wednesday that a 13-year-old boy grabbed her by her shirt, pulled her toward him and “open-mouth kissed her with his tongue,” according to police.
The boy was charged as a juvenile. It’s unclear what type of sentence he could be facing.
Take a look at the Complex News video report below.