This morning I recvd call from principal difficult child was receiving 2 days in-school suspension for telling LS teacher to shut up. difficult child forgot to bring a pencil to class therefore LS teacher and difficult child apparently exchanged words and difficult child told her to shut up. difficult child refused to talk to me on the phone when he was down with-the principle. BUT, I called him when I got off work and he was willing to tell me his side of the story at that point. He knew he was wrong for telling the teacher to shut up, but was so frustrated after she said "EVERYONE else can come to class prepared, blah blah blah.........." Apparently she was razzing him pretty good PUSHING his buttons. I totally don't get why they push him. So, my advice to difficult child is to just do what he is told and keep his big mouth shut. I believe she did push his buttons, but his credibility is totally out the window at the school. But he admitted he was wrong to me and then told me what happened so I tend to believe his side of the story. This is why I wanted a TSS when everyone said no, and then none of course was available through any agency. GRRRR. These things always seem to happen to keep him from school activites, tomorrow is field day. Wonder what the problem will be for 8th grade graduation?