Not even a month into the school year, and difficult child has gotten suspended already. We are going to the school today to meet with the principal, to hear the rest of the story. difficult child tells me he was horsing around with a 7th grade boy. They probably were playing rough, but according to him they were laughing and having fun. Then his 6th grade sister came up and thought difficult child was going to hurt her brother so she started yelling and swearing at him. So difficult child called her a mother f'er. What the principal told me on the phone was that difficult child went ballistic on this normally quiet 6th grade girl. difficult child is in 8th grade. The big concern is that this was a 6th grader at the beginning of the school year. I cannot take difficult child's word for what happened as he has outright lied to me in the past. My big concern is what will happen in high school? He will mouth off like that to someone bigger and stronger, and get the tar beat out of him. He can be fine, and then he just explodes with rage, and sometimes? It is hard to even find a trigger. Sometimes, the trigger is something that difficult child thinks happened and it really did not happen...........he misunderstood the situation. I did find a high school that might work well for him, it is a theraputic high school. They have therapists on staff, their behavior is based on collaborative problem solving, they have a smaller school population with a better student to staff ration. My concern? It is meant for kids with emotional and behavior issues, so could he learn worse behavior there? Probably, but at least there someone might notice................at a regular high school? There are so many kids that no one ever would notice.