By David Harsanyi
Earlier this month, a 13-year-old boy in Maryland faced an assault charge after authorities say he kissed a 14-year-old classmate on a dare at Pikesville Middle School near Baltimore. He’s now being charged with second degree assault as a juvenile. He has not, as of yet, been invited to the White House.
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In December of 2013, a six-year-old boy near Colorado Springs was suspended from school for kissing a girl on the hand. “It was during class,” Hunter Yelton explained. “We were doing reading group, and I leaned over and kissed her on the hand. That’s what happened.” No White House invite.
In March of 2014, a high-school student in upstate New York named Shane Kinney was suspended for wearing an National Rifle Association T-shirt emblazoned with the NRA logo and the words, “2nd Amendment Shall not be Infringed” across the back.
In August 2014, a young girl was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed. “She said that we’re not going to have godly speaking in her class and that’s when I said we have a constitutional right,” explained the student.