Thank you first to all the responded to my distress call a few weeks back. My son was taken off the bus by the police because he lost his temper and flew into a rage hitting a girl (who has been badgering my son and his friends) and the bus driver. Our difficult child has had a full phych exam last year and diag was mood disorder. Prior to that he was diag with add and tried the medication route but it seemed to make things worse. His school has been very supportive and he's also in iep. My husband and I are also very involved and concerned for him. Today one of my difficult child friends Mom (her Son has been taunted by these same kids) called me to alert us there's a huge artical in our local small paper about the bus incident and it quotes a few parents stating the school has swept this boys (my boy) behavior under the rug, and have basically done nothing. This is so upsetting because these people don't know us! They don't know how involved we've been to try and help our son with the assistance of the school and other outside parties. Most of these kids know how my Son reacts to things and they start something just to see what he might do. We've asked the school to let me husband and myself view the tape that was recorded during the bus mishap but they have delined to show us because of privacy issues. We want to view to see how he reacted and if we can pick up on anything else. Has anyone been through anything similar? Local paper printing a story of the incident and school refusing to show us a tape? We go to court next week for a pre trial conference. Not sure how that's going to go. This is his first and only time that police have been involved so we're hoping for the best.