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Tampa, FL -- Ahh, to be in love... Do you remember when you were a child, and you finally worked up the courage to draft a letter and profess your eternal love to your crush? Well, this sweet and innocent behavior is now grounds for criminal charges in modern day Police State USA.

Sound ridiculous? It does, but it's also true.

A fourth-grade student in the Hillsborough school district was threatened with sexual harassment charges this week, after writing a letter to a girl in his class telling her that he liked her.

"He's 9," said his mother. "What little kid doesn't write love notes?"

According to the boy's mom, who wishes to remain anonymous to protect her son's identity, the love letter was a very sweet note to his crush describing how he likes "How she wears the same uniform and how her eyes sparkled like diamonds," his mother said.

The school staff alleges that once the boy's peers found out about the note that they started teasing her son about wanting to see the little girl naked.

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"That's when the principal proceeded to tell me that it wasn't appropriate that he was writing the note and that if he writes another note, they are going to file sexual harassment charges on my 9-year-old," the mom said.

The staff went on to say that the boy had written more than one note, and this borders on harassment. Seriously.

As if kids getting suspended for gesturing that they have an imaginary bow and arrow or bringing water guns to school wasn't enough, now children are threatened with felonies for expressing love. It is absolute madness.

"My 9-year-old doesn't even know what sexual harassment means," said the boy's mother, maintaining that her son did nothing wrong.

When does the nanny state peak? When will enough be enough? Will daycare students be locked in shackles and thrown in jail for taking their classmate's juice box? It seems that nothing is off limits as the police state progresses and truth becomes stranger than fiction.

UPDATE: 11/16/2015

The Free Thought Project was notified by ABC Action News, that the school district released a statement saying they did not intend to involve police action.