Today. 15 minutes before I was going to pick him up, they called. Again, I don't even know what set it off. All I know is he went berserk. Ran from the teacher, hittings and spitting and yelling profanities, and iced the cake by kicking down a 2 year old girl, twice. When I got there to pick him up, the "bad" teacher had him isolated in another room and was having to restrain him (she was apparently the only one there strong enough to handle him and he was destroying things ~ given the situation, I can accept this - we are in the middle of an ice storm and they are short staffed.) But I was told they don't want him back, even if the director will allow him back, they don't want him. They can't handle him, he needs more intensive care than they can give. She told me he chooses to not do the right thing and she knows it makes me angry that she won't bend for him, but she just can't have one student doing something different than the rest of the class - they just can't. I told her what frustrated me is that she is insisting on re-inventing the wheel and not accepting to use the tools that we KNOW will work with him and prevent him from escalating in the first place; that she won't accept that "just be stricter" doesn't work for him and continuously tries to prove that it will. So now he is wailing that he will never see his school again. I don't know what the heck to do, they haven't scheduled the IEP evaluation yet at public school, and he may have no place to go come Jan 5. The director has not called me to tell me he can't come back yet, either, so it may not be "official", but if this is the opinion of the staff, how do I send him back, even if she will let him? If I don't hear from the director by noon tomorrow, I will call her at home. Otherwise, I half expected this, but that never takes the sting away. Ever.