Published November 21, 2011
A school administrator in Florida called the sheriff after a pair of consenting 12-year-olds shared a kiss on the playground.
Lee County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Orange River Elementary School after two female students were debating over who liked a 12-year-old boy more. At that point, one of the girls walked over and kissed the boy – leading an assistant principal to call authorities.
The administrator initially contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families. However, DCF told the school that they needed to call local law enforcement.
"They called us and said they caught two children kissing on the playground," Sgt. Stephanie Eller told Fox News & Commentary. "The reality is it was probably something innocent between two kids on the playground."
Eller said the deputies took a report and documented the incident, but determined no crime had been committed.
"If it had been a crime at all it would have been a simple battery,” Eller said. “The battery consists of the unwanted touching of one person to another."
She said no one was arrested.