AURORA, CO - An Aurora , Colorado elementary school student has been suspended for three days after quoting this line from an LMFAO song: "I'm sexy and I know it."
"I only just said the song," D'Avonte Meadows told Scripps Denver station 7NEWS. "I'm sexy and I know it."
Forms from the school indicate the first-grader was suspended for sexual harassment, which the school district's discipline code says has "negative affects of the learning or work of others."
D'Avonte said he and the girl were standing in the lunch line when he used the song lyric.
"I could understand if he was fondling her, looking up her skirt, trying to look in her shirt. That, to me, is sexual harassment," said Stephanie Meadows, D'Avonte's mother. "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."
A district spokeswoman sent this response:
"Aurora Public Schools is committed to providing equitable learning for all students. We have policies and protocol in place to prevent any disruption to the learning environment. Due to privacy laws, we are unable to discuss appropriate disciplinary consequences about a specific student," wrote Paula Hans, media relations specialist for Aurora Public Schools.
His mother told 7NEWS D'Avonte had discipline troubles before, including last month when he quoted the same line from the same song to the same girl, this time "shaking his booty" near the girl's face.
He met with the school's assistant principal last month, Stephanie Meadows said, adding she told her son not to shake anything in the girl's face again.
"I'm going to definitely have to sit with him and see if he understands exactly what the song means," Meadows said.
She also said her son was suspended earlier in the year for disruptive behavior, not sexual harassment.
"I think it's kind of overwhelming. You know, sexual harassment on a 6-year-old?" Meadows said. "I don't understand. You know, kids are kids."
State Sen. Linda Newell told 7NEWS her Senate Bill 46 would require schools districts to include components within their discipline code such as peer mediation, as an alternative prior to suspension or expulsion.