On Thursday, DS was very well behaved until art class. He opened a marker and in the process hit another kid. The kid hit him back. A fight ensued. DS was suspended for a day. He has been sent to the office about 10 times in the school year so far, and the school usually suspends after 3 - they let him off the hook because he's a 1st grader, but this, I think, was just a bit too much. My wife doesn't know what if any punishment was dished out to the other kid. Given DS is in the forefront of issues I wouldn't be surprised if he got all the blame. We took DS to see a psychologist today. She's fairly certain he has ADHD, she asked us to seriously consider medicating him. At this point, I will try anything. So, we'll get a prescription on Monday from his doctor and pray that it helps. We found an advocate and we spoke with him this morning. He was very very concerned about the suspension. We failed to get the evaluation request in on Friday because the designated person the school as to receive it was absent, but we will get it in Monday. His concern about the suspension stems from the fact that a second one may be grounds enough to ask for DS to be transfered. He told us he would file a due process complaint to get the evaluation timeline down to 30 days instead of the usual 60 - said he can't see us and DS playing this out until January. He will also file a pendency placement motion to make sure DS stays put while this is sorted out and reassured me that first steps are alway to try things in the current placement, not just yank him out. He also shared some quick thoughts on the situation to date; he thinks DS is having a really hard time "coping" - he used a bunch of other words to describe then settled on it "just one word - coping". That DS may have OHI or Learning Disability (LD) or more than one of a few things. All really really SCARY things to hear. I did not I move for a few minutes after that phone conversation; totally at loss of words and stunned by the emotions.