Kansas City Student Could Face Charges for Hugging School Social Worker
A junior high school student could be charged with sexual battery after allegedly giving a school social worker an "inappropriate" hug, MyFOXKC.com reported.
The employee at Chisholm Trail Junior High School told an assistant principal that the 13-year-old boy embraced her in a way that made her uncomfortable, according to police in Olathe, Kan.
A school official contacted the boy about the incident and then released him to his parents, but the local prosecutor is weighing whether to file charges, according to MyFOXKC.com.
"The incident was documented and it has been forwarded to the district attorney's office," said Olathe Police Sgt. Johnnie Rowland. "They will review it and decide from that point what action should be taken."
The Olathe School District declined to comment. The Johnson County District Attorney's office is reviewing the case.