I foundnyour forum last night and have been readingnwith interest. I am notnwriting about a choked of my own and don't know that's appropriate -- please let me know! I've taught for many years. I have an 8 y.o. In my class that has me fit to be tied. He wants to be annoying, is a bully, and is becoming increasingly violent. When I talk, he yells above me -- not an out of control yell, a determined "I won't let the class continue" yell. When we do the calendar he counts loudly and wrong. He pinches the person next to him, and when they move away he follows and pinches them harder. Runs around grabbing and tearing up kid's papers, pulls chairs out from under kids, shoves as hard as he can, chokes, spits...recently dragged a child down across the yard saying he would beat him till he was bleeding after school. I am not exaggerating when I say he requires 90 pxt of my time. I've had to have him removed from the class every day. I offer him a choice (sit here, or sit there?) and he screams NO in my face. Meeting on Monday and I know that any evaluation will take at least 6 weeks. Have any of your children had issues this severe at school? Was there anything that helped? Thanks in advance.