wm was attacked by the same student for the 3rd time yesterday. I was asked once again if I wanted to press charges. I asked for the director of the program this time around before I made any decisions. I told him that I didn't press charges the last 2 times because I have the same kind of kid who had issues. I asked the last 2 times whether the staff felt if pressing charges would make an impact or not & was told staff didn't feel so. However, this time wm had marks about his neck, his arm in a cast & wm not only didn't provoke this kid but was walking away & not aware he was about to be attacked. The director said it was my decision but he felt at this point it was time to press charges. So....reluctantly I did. As the mom of a difficult child I didn't want to do this. The police were threatening not to come out for 911 calls on this kid if charges were not pressed; the safety of wm & other students are at risk. This might get this child into psychiatric hospital as is needed at this time. Ladies, I hated doing this.....I hope this child gets more help. He's already in the system ~ in a day treatment. Privacy issues keep me in the dark about any other issues or services he might have.