The principal started to splutter and the teacher looked shocked.
“The boy was just playing,” said Mr. X.
“Yes. I was just playing chimed in the boy,” suddenly realizing that this was getting bigger than a simple trip to the office.
“No young man,” said Mr. Divine. “Touching or hitting a person without their consent is assault. Forcibly touching a girl or woman on parts of her body that are considered privet, that is breasts, bottom or vaginal area is considered sexual assault. There is no just playing when you force a girl in a corner and touch her while she is screaming no. It is wrong. Your teacher should know that, you should know and understand that. You need to call your parents because you are in big trouble and you have to learn that actions have consequences.”
“This a big lot of noise about nothing,” said Mr. X.
“I hope you are willing to tell that to a judge because I think I’ll be taking you to court for your lack of action with regards to this situation.
Mr. Divine took out his other phone and called his lawyer. His words froze the man.
“Those papers I told you about. You can file them. He has no remorse so why should I?”
“Why are you behaving like this?” Mr. X questions. “These are just kids.”
“Do you understand that boys become men? Do you understand that boys who think they can touch girls wherever and whenever and don’t understand that ‘No’ really means ‘NO’ often go on to assault and rape women? Do you understand that you are a teacher and the person these children look up to and respect? Do you understand that by saying nothing you are a danger to these children?”
“You are crazy man,” said Mr. X.
“Like I said, tell it to a judge.”
The young man was standing in the corner and the look on his face said the boy was frightened out of his mind. He should be. Not to mention this school needed to talk to the boys and make them understand no, means no.
“Young man, have you called your parents?” The boy shook his head no.
“They need to be called and they need to get here now. Not the end of their work day but right now.”
Suddenly there was a knock on the door and the secretary stuck her head without waiting for a response to come in.
“There are two police officers out here. He wants to speak to you about an incident. He named that boy,” she said pointing to the boy now trying to make himself smaller in the corner. “That is why I came to get you.”
The boy slid down onto the floor his knees weak.