I just got off the phone with the principal of my son's school. First, I JUST got a call on Monday from the principal commending my son for being so cooperative as a witness to some other mischief, but this time? He almost got suspended because of touching a girl inappropriately? WHAT???? He's 11 and 5 months and is SOOOOO not there, so what happened? Well... two weeks ago in after school chess club my son was collecting other people's name tags and it seems he was just ripping them off people's shirts and putting them on his at the end of the session. Well, this one girl complained that my son touched her chest to get it and my son got reprimanded (I didn't know this). A week later and with this SAME girl in his Gifted and talented classroom (he's in full time GT) he reached across her to snatch a paper out of her hand as she was handing them out. In reaching across her body, his arm hit upon her chest. Then today, this is what got him sent to the principal. SAME girl (who he sits next to in class) and this time he is leaning down to pick up a paper clip under the girl's seat. He grabbed the seat with one hand (probably to steady himself) and looked under the chair for it. While doing so, his hand touched her butt. So... he was brought to the office for a talking to. Now... my son is not perfect, but he's a VERY clumsy 11 year old and is just going through getting help for ADHD which his school knows. Now, HOW???? is this sexual touching and how does this come THIIIIISSSSS close to suspending a child? I could tell that the principal felt like he was between a rock and a hard place because he has my son (who he can tell is just not aware of what he's doing as not appropriate) and this girl (and probably her mother) to deal with. He has to be able to tell the mother that he is dealing with the situation appropriately to satisfy the other side. But I have to wonder... why is this girl so jumpy??? It makes me wonder if someone has touched her inappropriately before and thus she is overreacting? I know my son should keep his hands to himself and with the name tag thing, he should know not to grab someone's item off their body, but to reach across someone and accidentally hit their chest? (and the teacher saw this and said it didn't look like he was grabbing for a boob) and to call grabbing a chair for support inappropriate sexual touching???? WHAT??? I GET IT that they need to be careful for inappropriate touching and I get it that it's his word against hers, but still!!!! Now I have to worry for the rest of the school year about him accidentally touching ANYONE and my son is a klutz and also with ADHD tends to do before thinking!! UGH!!!! that would be on his school record forever as a sexual reprimand with a suspension!!!! it didn't go that far and I think the principal would feel bad about doing it, but that it was even MENTIONED is beyond me!!! Am I wrong in this???