By Tyler Lopez
Aurora, CO (KMGH/CNN) - A Colorado first grader is suspended from school for quoting a line from a popular LMFAO song.
He has seen the video, and knows the lyrics.
But when 6-year-old D'Avonte Meadows told a first grade girl in his class "I'm sexy and I know it" on Wednesday, he was suspended from Sable Elementary in Aurora for three days for sexual harassment.
"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.
This is a sleeping bear," said his mother, Stephanie Meadows.
With a passion for art, this first grader came to Sable as a special needs student in January. He's had other discipline problems including quoting the same line to the same girl last month. But his mother and D'Avonte met with the assistant principal.
"I only just said the song," said D'Avonte.
"I think it's kind of overwhelming, sexual harassment on a 6-year-old," said Stephanie.
No one from Aurora Public Schools would talk on camera, but the school's discipline code reads "sexual harassment must have negative effects on the learning or work of others." Something that senior child psychologist at Children's Hospital says a 6-year-old won't comprehend.
"Purposely going out of your way to irritate and sexualize a relationship, I really don't think so. I think there's probably a better way to talk about it. Appropriate and inappropriate," said Dr. Jeff Dolgan.
"I can understand if he was fondling her, looking up her skirt, trying to look in her shirt. That to me is sexual harassment," said Stephanie.