As noted in my signature, I am a bus driver for the school district. This morning after my run I received a phone call from the principal; there was an issue that needed addressed. Apparently, yesterday afternoon difficult child stole my pillbox out of my purse and gave two ibuprofen to the girls sitting with her. She told them it was to "help keep them from getting sick." One girl ate hers; the other put it in a small paper embosser difficult child gave her (it's box-like), and showed her mom. (side note: this particular mother has it in for me as she heard me reprimand her son one day on the bus--he was walking up the aisle while I was still driving to his stop) Rightfully so, the mother called the school and they told her to bring it in, after she looked up what the pill was. They notified the principal late yesterday, and asked them to come in this a.m. The mothers of the other two girls were there when I was calledin, and before I arrived the one told the prinicipal I'd been yelling at her son. The principal told me what was going on, I assured them all that all I carried in that pillbox was ibuprofen, I told them how sorry I was and asked if difficult child could be called to the office so I could search her backpack. While we were waiting, the principal asked the one mother what she had expected. She said she thought all the parents should have been notified. He pointed out that they had no way of knowing if anything had happened. All they knew was one child gave two ibuprofen to two other kids. SHe was really rude with him, and I could tell he was disgusted with her. difficult child came with bag in-tow, and I asked her what she gave the other girls yesterday; she said nothing. WHen I showed her what was given to me, she claimed the girl who ate her pill did it. As I told her there was no way she could have, the mother said they didn't have that kind of medicine at their house. As I searched her bag, she became frantic, protesting that it was her stuff. WHen I reached for her pencil box, I knew I'd found it. She started whimpering and pushing on the box. Sure enough, there was my pillbox. I told her she is not to go into my purse, and certainly not take anything. I told her to apologize to the other adults, she refused until I told her then the principal would discipline her. She apologized and I told her she would be writing letters of apology after school. She went back to class and the other parents left. The principal told me the mother had been complaining that I was yelling at her son; I told him what had happened to lead me to it, and he agreed that if the kid was in the aisle, he was at danger of falling and hurting himself. I had to take easy child 1 to the orthodontist, and when I took her back the prinicpal was in the office and asked if I was okay. I said no, and asked if I could talk to him. I asked if she was going to be suspended; he said no. She's six years old, most-likely had no idea the ramificiations of her behavior and there was absolutely no criminal intent. I was relieved to say the least. I apologized again and assured him steps were being taken to address this immediately. husband wants all her treasured possessions taken (I concur), and wants to prohibit her from playing soccer for the rest of the season. I don't agree with that; it gets her out of the house and is her main form of exercise. I don't know. husband usually gets his way, so we'll see. difficult child will be writing letters of apology this afternoon and will be giving them to the parents tomorrow. I am devastated. She broke my trust and my heart. From this day on I'm going to search her backpack before she goes to school. I called psychiatrist and said we need an appointment. ASAP. Am I forgetting anything?