First day of new quarter. difficult child seems to be in quite a pickle. He is very sensitive when people say things to/about him. He has a cool off pass he is to use BEFORE he has an outburst. he is to use his pass, leave the class to cool off. New seating arrangements today. he goes to sit down and the girl next to him says, "ewwww...I'm not sitting my you" and proceeds to say things about him. So, he leaves and goes to see the principal. (as instructed) She calls me at work and says he won't go to class. She tells me he refuses to sit where the teacher has assigned him. Gives him the phone. he is still upset, so quite loud. He explains what the other student was doing and says he can't sit there he will get in trouble. (he often complains that everyone talks, but HE gets singled out. Teachers admit they allow talking at times, but only identify HIS voice) Ok. I tell difficult child he needs to go to class. He tells me that he will get angry and in trouble if he has to sit next to this student. Principal wants to know what to do???? She said he needs to sit in the assigned place. OK. I understand he needs to sit where he is assigned. He should not be allowed to pick his seat (which would be by his friends) That could cause disruptions due to talking. But, on the otherhand he is doing what he is instructed to do. On a third hand/foot...difficult child would certainly be talked to/punished if HE were to talk mean/negative to anyone, but as usual others don't seem to be seen/heard.