An Inclusive Litany

8/21/00

A six-year-old boy in Canton, Ohio, had a doctor's appointment one morning, and could not attend school. The boy's mother put him in the bathtub so that he wouldn't get excited or confused when he saw the school bus go by and leave without him. Sure enough, when his sister said she saw the bus coming, the boy jumped naked from the bathtub and ran to a window to shout to the driver to wait.

Since in so doing the boy had exposed himself, the school later ruled that he had harassed the bus's passengers. The school compelled the boy to sign a statement admitting that he understood the nature of the charges against him.

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