I was blindsided by my son's school today. A few girls complained he was in appropriately touching them and he received a 5 day out of school suspension. My son denies the more serious parts of the allegations but admits to friendly playing around with them like grabbing their arms or hands. We are not taking this lightly but he is a socially immature 15 y/o and this is a new school he just started and I don't think he at all realized he was doing anything inappropriate. We are taking steps with him to ensure nothing like this happens again.
I am afraid how all this will impact his future. The school director told me this would not "leave the school" but I have concerns about when he will need to apply for college. Should we fight the suspension? I think the school counselor decided he was guilty without really listening to his side of the story and the most serious allegations were he "groped" someone from behind and licked someone's hand both of which he adamantly denies doing.