MSNBC - The principal who accused a 9-year-old North Carolina boy of sexual harassment for allegedly calling a teacher "cute" has been forced to retire. The story of Emanyea Lockett's suspension last week, first reported by WSOC-TV of Charlotte, N.C., created a national controversy. Tuesday, the Gaston County School District apologized to the family and said there was no sexual harassment. Jerry Bostic, principal of Brookside Elementary School in Gastonia, told WSOC on Tuesday night that he had retired because of the controversy. "One mistake in 44 years, and I'm not given the benefit of the doubt. I really don't believe I was treated fairly," Bostic told the station.
It's about damn time one of these idiotic, over zealous, PC, educators got a taste of their own medicine. About Damn Time. Oh, "wahh, one mistake and I don't get any benefit of the doubt, wahhhh." Fuck off. It's your own zero tolerance policy that got you in this mess in the first place, see what a mess you've created?
Was this 9 year old kid calling his teacher "cute" (or "Fine" as some reports have suggested) given the benefit of the doubt? Or was he treated like a sex offender because that's what the zero tolerance policy told you to do.
Simply put, if the punishment is good enough for your students, then its good enough for the educators who put it in place.
A great day for America in my mind.