SUSPENDED! Yep-received a call today saying difficult child was being suspended. It definitely sounds as though it was warranted. First off, difficult child's day at home started badly when he didn't get certain things he wanted-he was in a bad mood! However, he slept most of the way to school so we thought he would be o.k. Shortly after school began I received a phone call saying he needed to be suspended. I went to pick him up and dropped him off at home and went back to work. Unfortunately, me staying home wouldn't have helped and I would have lost a sick day-can't keep doing that! Here is the note from the spec. ed teacher about what happened. Hi, Here is the description of what happened today (and yesterday) at the beginning of school. Student walked up to the school door and difficult child came after him (Student believes difficult child thought it was a joke). Student ran into the library to avoid difficult child. difficult child chased him into the library. Student swung his bike helmet at difficult child to try and get difficult child away. The day prior, difficult child had chased student and punched him in the back. I intervened at this point. After I intervened with student, I informed difficult child that he owed 25 minutes for going after student. He became very defensive and escalated very quickly. He began making verbal threats Im going to punch you out etc. I called for back up. He hung up the phone. He started posturing. He swung his fist at me. (I am not sure if he would have actually hit me or not). I continued to back away from him. The bell rang and other students began coming in the room. He grabbed a stool and swung at me. He threw stool in the garbage can. He picked up scissors from table and began approaching me with them (grasped in his hand, in threatening gesture, with deadpan look in eyes). Another student was trying to talk to me at the time. I tried to get him and myself out of his direction. difficult child came after us with the scissors and followed us around the art room table. More kids came in the room. This seemed to distract him somewhat. He stopped going after me, but still was holding the scissors in a weapon like manner. He shut the door (with him inside the room) and did let some kids inside when they knocked. I was trying to get the class going at this time and keep an eye on him. He did walk into the hallway, at which point, I shut the door and locked him out into the hallway. Back up intervened and he was escorted to SAR. So that is the note. difficult child doesn't even remember most of it. He remembers the stool but not the scissors. I'm actually surprised they didn't call the police. difficult child, of course, doesn't even have it on his mind anymore. Kept asking me to play games with him tonight. I kept telling him not on a night when he has been suspended. His mood at home this even has been very upbeat. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for him at school.