got the call that they wanted me to come and get difficult child and take him home, again! got there and i see the principle trying to make difficult child sit in a chair while he keeps saying he hasn't had anything to eat. i tried to get him to calm down using plan B from explosive child but she kept insisting that he sit down. she said i had to take him home and i just lost it! she can't keep him cuz she had to leave and cuz he hit the teacher he is at threat to her and the other students and obviously he is still upset and angry. well ya *itch he is angry cuz you have kept him in your office for hours with-o a snack and it is now lunchtime. if she had just let him do his thing for a bit and calm down he would have been fine. i yelled at her that she couldn't do this that he was no covered by idea and she told me that she was leaving for the afternoon and he couldn't go back to class. well difficult child ran out and hid in the boys bathroom i got him took him to the lunch room to eat(my kids get to have hot lunch on fridays as a treat) and he calmed right down! we left and i went straight to the superintendants office. he sited me the 10 day suspension bit and how the 'perception of assault' from difficult child hitting his teacher just can't be tolerated. i told him that it was my understanding that the 10 day suspension was only after appropiate methods to address his situation were used and he still broke school code. they have done nothing to address his meltdowns other than lock him up in the principles office and made to sit in a chair. hello that is like telling a bird it can go back to finding food only after you clip its wings. she gave me the explosive child to read but obviously hasn't read it herself! i feel so bad about losing it and crying and such cuz if was in front of difficult child but darn it sending him home is not a solution and they are trying to tell me this is how we are going to deal with-him until his iep at the end of feb? i am so emotionally drained right now and i bet this is old hat for some of you. how will i survive the 30 days of evaluations,LOL, if this is how the school district handles things!