sorry if i am posting this and there is a section here all about it. i just stumbled across this and amazed at the site from what I have seen so far, I really need this place. Ok, so I have a 15 yr old, has adhd and odd. first year in high school been put in almost all structured learning classes because he wont get the work done, or just refuses to do work sometimes. he is mostly attitude and distraction. well we had an argument last week, he left in the middle of the night, and we live in the wood which is a 4 mile walk to anything, 8 to town, where I think he ended up sleeping on a kids porch. well he went to school the next morning, he had texted me telling me everything was ok. well he had a somewhat bigger knife in his backpack at school, he didnt show it off or tell anyone. He was falling asleep in class when they asked him why and he said he was coming down off some zanax which he had stole a few days prior. so they searched his bag and found the knife. i understand the safety at school, but self harm and danger is never in his mo. so they called a manifestation hearing, they have suspened him the rest of the school year, which is like 6 or so weeks now. from the paper work they send me i dont even understant what that word means. from just the little bit i have read, i could maybe argue it saying, he had not taken his night medications, which are trazadone, and colodine, or his morning medications which are medadate cd, methenphadiate, and guacificine. sorry i probably spelled all those wrong. which is why he wasnt really thinking of the knife in his backpack? He is on an iep, has been for years, but I know this school is tired of my son, in previous meetings they have pretty much told me that all they are doing is babysitting my kid because he really isnt doing any work. If this is legitiment that he should be suspended, is there anything I should ask for during this meeting. I need my son to make some credits this semester. thanks for reading and any feedback, I am so interested in getting to know this site more.