On Wednesday, a 13-year-old Maryland boy was arrested for kissing a female classmate at school, police report. The boy told authorities he sneaked the kiss on a dare from other kids.
Baltimore County police and Baltimore County school officials responded with extreme alarm when the boy kissed his classmate at Pikesville Middle School.
Baltimore police confirmed to the media that the boy now faces a second-degree assault charge as a juvenile for delivering an unwanted kiss to a 14-year-old girl. Police also report that no one was injured during the incident.
The school said that at a future date, a determination will be made about whether the boy should be suspended or expelled.
This is not the first such extreme reaction to a mere kiss. In 2013, a six-year-old Colorado boy was charged with “sexual harassment” for kissing a girl on the hand.
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