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Only in America: Disciplinary overreach

A 6-year-old boy is accused of "sexual assault" for roughhousing with his best friend — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A 6-year-old San Francisco boy was accused of "sexual assault" for touching his best friend's groin while roughhousing. A school principal made the charge in suspending the first-grader. His mother threatened to sue and had his record cleared. Child psychiatrist Stuart Lustig said schools often overreact in such situations "because of the legal environment."