And relieved that Duckie wasn't involved in this. There's a girl in her class that is trouble with a capital "T". She verbally bullies the other kids by taunting, teasing and name-calling. This is the same kid that switched around the sticky letters in the library with Duckie a few weeks back. She has targeted another child "E". Duckie has, in the past, laughed along with the other kids and generally went along with "B" until she started to understand that "B" is a bully and realized how much "E" must hurt to be treated that way. So... the latest. "B" and another girl (again: NOT Duckie!!!) went into "E's" locker and trashed it. Threw stuff down the hallway. Nearly destroyed a math book. Duckie was horrified because the other girl is a very good friend and this is completely out of character. "B" also said it was all the other girl's idea. I really hope "B's" parents and the teachers get a clue that "B" has been the common denominator in a lot of problems in this group of kids so they can help her to nip these behaviors in the bud, like: *encouraging the other kids to swear *taunting an Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) child and getting others to call him "gay" *spreading lies and manipulating friendships *daring kids to do things they shouldn't *telling others to say they forgot if they get caught doing something they were explicitly told not to do *telling Duckie she'll pin the crime on her if she tattles *taunting "E" and trying to get her to cry *starting "clubs" with the intention of leaving others out and the list goes on! But for once (!) I can breathe a sigh of relief because Duckie knew nothing about it until the teacher called a class meeting to address the bullying. She asked, at one point, if anyone felt like they had been bullied fore and "E" raised her hand and said "I'm bullied every day.". The poor kid.