Ok not earth shattering drama, but my son ended up suspended for two days because he was twirling his shoes around before gym class talking to this kid (and probably annoying him), kid was backing away according to student eyewitness accounts (another whole story there) and difficult child accidentally probably at least partly on purpose hit the kid in the groin with his shoes. It didn't hurt the kid as much as startle him and he hauled off and really let my son have it--my son ended up with a knot on his head. This is difficult child 2 and about the 9 day of suspension so far. Principal believes that if punishment doesn't fix difficult child's problems then the answer is even more suspension. But that's also another story. So here are my questions. difficult child sat in the office with nothing to do for about 4 hours while they investigated, got hold of me etc. (they didn't even give him the opportunity to eat his lunch in the office ). Even though that day was not considered part of the official suspension it sure seems to me like it was in school suspension since they refused to let him go back to class. Any one have any legal knowledge? Second do you think the length of suspension was fair? He was suspended in Dec for two bizarre incidents of physical aggression which we are convinced were medication related (his trial of Zoloft). Then they only let him go back to school half days for eight days in Jan. They said that this incident was an "assault." Seems a bit over the top, but I have no idea what standard practice is. Yes he is on an IEP. Speaking of which we are supposed to have a meeting on Monday to discuss the FBA that was done a few weeks ago. We have asked for but have not received a copy of it. Am debating asking them to reschedule the meeting which would probably just annoy everyone--am wondering if there is a better way to handle it (like go to listen, but not comment until we have had a chance to read it). I think his Special Education teacher is genuinely trying to get some advice from the specialists and is already trying to think up ways to improve things for him unlike the administration so I would like to maintain the good connection I have with her. Thanks.