A 13-year-old Pikesville, Maryland, boy is being faced with assault charges after a 14-year-old girl allegedly received an unwanted kiss.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, when the young boy, who has not been identified, was dared to kiss an older girl, who has also not been identified. Apparently, the kiss happened during school hours at Pikesville Middle School, and was unwanted by the girl, according to CBS Baltimore.
The Baltimore County police were called to the school by the officials at Pikesville Middle School, where they proceeded to interview the two classmates. The girl said the boy grabbed her near her shirt, pulled her toward him, and then “open mouth kissed her with his tongue.” The boy, who is an eighth grader at the school, said he only kissed her because he was dared to by his fellow classmates.
What may seem like a dare gone a bit too far has now landed the male student in a world of trouble. Although no one was injured, and the kiss only lasted a second, he will be charged as a juvenile in the second degree assault charge case, and will more than likely face other disciplinary actions from the school, although those have yet to be confirmed. However, Baltimore County schools spokesman Mychael Dickerson said the boy faces school disciplinary action for violating the code of conduct. He was released to his mother following the incident.
“This was determined to be against her will,” the police said. He was not taken to the precinct, the police added, according to ABC News.
The Pikesville kissing incident has some parents questioning whether his punishment with assault charges is going too far.
“I don’t know if an unwanted kiss is a second-degree assault of a person,” one of the parents of a Pikesville student told WBFF.
Another parent suggested that the students’ parents should have been contacted by the school officials to discuss the matter, prior to contacting the police.
“Then if the parents want to press charges, then there’s nothing else that can be done,” the parent said.
Do you think the 13-year-old boy should be charged with second degree assault for kissing the 14-year-old girl on a dare? What do you think the appropriate punishment should be? Leave your comments below.
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