manager this year. Wish I could keep her for all three years of middle school. She is so good at calling me about things and still talking positive about difficult child. She called today to ask if I had heard about anything that happened at school today. Of course, difficult child had told me nothing. Apparently at lunch today there was a dispute about whether or not difficult child was trying to budge in the lunch line. Two kids somehow ended up blocking difficult child's way and he pushed them, punched one, and kicked one several times. The supervisor told difficult child to go to the office. Instead he went right to find his case manager. She said he was very upset. They talked and then another teacher walked him to SAR (Student Recovery area) because he was quite agitated and they worried he might hit someone else. He had an hour of in-school suspension (his first all year). He also "fixed-it up" with the child. The child is also on a point system like difficult child. Apparently he has earned enough points to go to lunch but wants to wait until difficult child catches up point wise (difficult child just went to lunch a few weeks ago). Apparently he and difficult child are friends at school and the boy still wants to wait for difficult child. The case manager was so nice about it all, said it was solved and taken care of, that she and difficult child had a good talk. This was his first violence at school the entire year. Her call was so unlike those from elementary school. You can tell she really likes and "gets" difficult child! I'm disappointed, of course, at what happened today, yet glad he was able to fix it.