My difficult child started telling me what happened at school today- he says there is a kid in a few of his classes (7th grade) who has a teacher that goes to most of his classes with him and that this boy has a lot of "issues" and problems. Well, I complimented my difficult child for the way he was describing this without being biased against someone who has more issues or different issues than he does. Anyway, he proceeds to tell me that this boy really "flips out" when anyone goes up to him and says "George of the jungle" but that teachers don't know this. So, a boy I know a little about who does seem to be somewhat of an instigator, or at least more focused on causing problems than getting along, apparently got into the other difficult child's face and said the "bad" statement. The other difficult child then lost it and took several bites out of the instigator's arm. My son says the teachers aren't aware that this statement really makes the difficult child crazy so the instigator got in a little trouble, but barely any because they are looking at him as the victim. Then, my son tells me that this difficult child really does wierd things, like eating glue and keeping his hands down his pants a lot and taking objects and putting them between his legs while his hands are down his pants, quite frequently. This is a mainstream school. I feel for this difficult child and tend to think the instigator should be in a little more trouble. However, I also am a little concerned about what all he's trying to eat that could harm him and I'm concerned about the sexual concentrations of this boy- there are some pretty innocent 6th grade girls there, you know. Now, that might be over-reacting based on what my son told me, - I asked where was this "special teacher" during all this and my son said she doesn't really see it- hands are under the table, she's not in PE class with him, etc. Should I mention these things to anyone at the school? Would a 1-on-1 aide not be aware of these things? Am I over-reacting? EDITED: on the other hand- maybe I should call the school and ask if there's any truth at all in this story or was it competely fabricated by my imaginative difficult child ?? HHMMMM!!!