A 13-year-old Baltimore middle school boy is facing a second-degree assault charge as a juvenile after he allegedly kissed a classmate without her permission.
Baltimore County police officers and Baltimore County school officials responded to a report of an assault between two eighth-grade students this week at Pikesville Middle School, local Fox station WBFF reported.
School officials said the boy kissed the 14-year-old girl when some of his classmates dared him to.
No one was injured in the incident and school officials said they would handle any disciplinary actions, such as suspension or expulsion from the school, WBFF reported.
The incident has some parents questioning the severity of the boy’s punishment.
“I don’t know if an unwanted kiss is a second-degree assault of a person,” on parents of a Pikesville student told WBFF.
Another parent suggested school officials should have called the parents of the children in to discuss the issue together, rather than call the police.
“Then if the parents want to press charges, then there’s nothing else that can be done,” he said.