http://www.kxly.com/global/story.asp?s=9669140 I would be angry too. Why involve the police? Here we don't have either campus police or police coming to schools unless we are talking about weapons being taking onto school campus. An for an 8 year. Push her off. Order her to a neutral corner and wait for her to cool down. They need space to do that. When my son was 6-8 his temper was bad. He threw things at us. He cursed at us and told us that he would kill us. It went away after a few years without medication. Our family coach told us to sent him to a neutral corner (not his room) and by using the same approach every time, he learned his lesson. In school setting a new strategy seems to be a success. First the students from their first day in pre-school are taught how to up-scale a conflict and down-scale a conflict by a Norweigian version of the Step-by-step system developed for children in that agegroup. Next a nationwide campaign was started against school bullying with our crown princess sponsoring it in the media. As part of this campaign almost every school started to train students to resolve conflicts so it wasn't just the teachers who have to intervene when two students are trying to start a fight. As it is the case with peer court, youth tend to listen more carefully to peers than adults. As for the clothes issue which seem to lead to this incident the solutions seems to be that the school invests in jumpsuits, so the students who shows up in less inappropriate clothes can be issued a jumpsuit instead of being sent home. (However, I don't see how a cow T-shirt can mandate a jumpsuit. I think that you need to see skin or a tatoo before we are talking of covering them up). Why involve the police? Where did this zero-tolorance strategy start?