7-Year-Old Boy Kicked Out of School for Groping Girl (VIDEO)

kimberly weissA 7-year-old boy was removed from his elementary school after he allegedly groped an 8-year-old female classmate on two separate occasions. According to Kimberly Weiss, the victim's mother, the first time her daughter was groped, the boy was suspended for a day and then allowed back in the same classroom as her daughter. But the second time her daughter was assaulted, she says the principal gave her two choices: The boy could either be transferred to a different classroom, or her daughter could switch schools. Yes, she was told her daughter could switch schools after being groped. And adding insult to injury, Weiss said the principal asked her why her daughter didn't "punch the boy in the face" after the incident. 

The district eventually stepped in and the boy was removed from school, but not before Kimberly sent out fliers to each and every parent in the class, explaining the situation and warning them that their children could be at risk, also.

It isn't a traditional route to go, sending home a flier, but at that point, what choice did this mother have? The situation was being handled incredibly poorly, and, clearly that would get the attention of the school. But more so, wouldn't you want to know if your child was in the same classroom as a kid who's been groping other students? Informing other parents of potential risks to their children, in any situation, is always the right thing to do.

My heart breaks for this little girl and her poor mother. I can't imagine a worse feeling than having your child come home and tell you that they were violated -- more than once. And then to feel completely unheard and helpless when you try to take action? Truly a parent's nightmare. All any mother wants is for her kids to always be safe and happy, but sadly, we can't protect them from everything that happens. When something out of our control hurts our children it's like a knife to our hearts.

Thankfully, Kimberly's daughter can now go to school without having to worry about this particular boy -- and other parents can rest easy knowing he's gone. But from the sounds of things, the little 8-year-old who was assaulted still has a long way to go before she's "okay." She hasn't returned to school yet, and is still afraid.

"I’ve been trying to talk to her," Kimberly said. "I don’t know if she’s afraid. I don’t know if it’s that she’s ashamed. I don’t know if she’s embarrassed. I don’t know if it’s that, I just know she really doesn’t want to."

Hoping Kimberly's daughter opens up to her soon, and that she never has to deal with something like this again. Awful.

What would you do if this happened to your child?

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2cent... 2centsCDN

So this mother starts a hate campaign against a 7 year old boy who probably didn't uderstand what he was doing, does interviews with her daughter right beside her and then wonders why he daughter doesn't want to go to school? And we're ok with this??

This woman crossed the line.

tbruc... tbrucemom

I'm inclined to think a 7 year old may not know better or is the victim of abuse and is acting out how he believes is OK. When I was 12 my girlfriends and I were groped by black boys (we're white) in our genital area while we walked the halls. We tried to avoid them and we were SO SCARED to say anything to our parents or the teachers. Finally one of my friends told her parents and they called the other parents and we had to go to the principal's office and identify the boys. Thankfully nothing else happened to us. I'm not sure what happened to them. I think in this case since the boy is only 7 just changing his school isn't going to stop him. Someone needs to find out why he's doing this. I also don't know why the parent was upset that the principal asked the girl why she didn't punch him in the face. If this was an older girl and she slapped a guy for doing this no one would fault her.

sweet... sweetpea532

I have a son who was in special education. He seriously just touched a girls hair. Nothing else. Her mother blew it way out of proportion. Saying her daughter was not safe. @@ when my son ( same son) was bullied at school. Nothing happened. My special ed son touches a general ed child. I'm in a iep meeting with 8 people. That's akin to groping? I really believe society thrives on drama

nonmember avatar Michiko

What about the boys parents? What do they have to say about all this? And ^^tbrucemom^^, what does skin shades have to do with anything and would you have been less scared if the boys were white, red, or yellow?

youth... youthfulsoul

Really? These kids are 7 and 8. I think it's perfectly reasonable to switch classrooms. Not start a smear campaign against a 7 yr old who I'm sure had no comprehension about what he was really doing. 

ashle... ashleywagoner

That boy has probably seen an inappropriate movie or has seen something... I would imagine he didn't really understand what he was doing. I would say switch his classroom. At 7 kicking him out if the school seems extreme . The flyers were way over the top IMO. But I hate it for the little girl!

nonmember avatar Amber

I find it incredible that some of you are saying a 7 year old doesn't know better when he was already suspended from school once for it. I have an 8 year old (just turned 8) and at 5 she knew better. When you tell a child something is inappropriate and not ok, they know its not ok. The mother was at wits end because the schools options were not enough.

pinki... pinkiebabii

My two year old understand that you don't touch sometimes genitals and no one is to touch his. That was wrong.

If my son pulled that shit at seven, I myself would be pulling his little pervert ass out of school. I do not tolerate sexual abuse period. Age is not an excuse!!

nonnyof3 nonnyof3

So what exactly did he do? I hate to say it but I think that ( like a previous post already said) some people just thrive on the drama. If all her did was maybe " pop " her on the behind, then by all means, let him know that it's wrong to do that, and give a reasonable punishment, but to call it assault?!? Maybe the boy sees daddy pop mommy's behind and mommy smiles or laughs about it, so he thinks that's a way of showing affection. On the other hand, if he grabbed her chest or between her legs, then that is absolutely wrong. Has anyone thought to check out the boys home life? A seven year old who touches other children inappropriately has usually seen that behavior from an adult or had an adult do that to them. As for the school offering to let the girl change schools, maybe they were actually thinking of her feelings and mental well-being? Maybe they could tell that her mother was going to make it public knowledge and that it would be difficult for her to move on. Was the boy well liked by the rest of the class? Be it right or wrong, if he was then I can absolutely see the other children making it harder on her when they find out why he isn't there anymore. They're kids, and some kids can be downright mean. Had it been my daughter I think I would have allowed her to change schools ( provided that's what SHE wanted ).

princ... princezzmommie

Regardless of the situation of the boy, the mother has a responsibilty to protect her child.  period. all of you saying she is wrong should stop for a second and ask yourself if or not you would allow someone to touch your child there repeatedly.  go ahead. take your time. think it out.  no means no. period. there should be no double standard just becuase the boy was 7.  no means no.

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