First-Grader D’Avonte Meadows Suspended For Singing LMFAO’s ‘I’m Sexy And I Know It’
“I’m sexy and I know it.”
The first grader was suspended from Sable Elementary for three days following his recital of an LMFAO lyric. Meadows was quoted by Denver’s ABC7 News having said:
“I only just said the song. I’m sexy and I know it.”
While it may seem innocent enough, officials at the school in Aurora, Colorado, indicated that the young boy was suspended for sexual harassment after singing the line to a particular female classmate. School officials claim that D’Avonte had serenaded the girl with this particular lyric prior to the occurrence for which he was reprimanded with a three-day suspension.
Paula Hans, Aurora School District’s Media Relations Specialist, said in a statement:
“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.”
The suspended child’s mother, Stephanie Meadows, confirmed that her son had been in trouble prior to the incident, as he was sent to the principal’s office for singing the same LMFAO song to the same girl. Regardless, she did not believe that the actions of her son warranted a suspension from school. Y! News reported that Stephanie told ABC7 News:
“I could understand if he was fondling her, looking up her skirt, trying to look in her shirt. That, to me, is 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.”
Do you think a first-grader singing “I’m sexy and I know it,” to a fellow female classmate, is an adequate reason to suspend the aspiring vocalist from school?