Hmmmmmm....I just spoke with difficult child's ast. principal (Mr. G) and while I still don't have the full story, I'm intrigued. Seems that the discipline referral came from difficult child himself and not the teacher (Mr. S). Mr. G based the suspension on what difficult child admitted to and has NOT received a referral from Mr. S at this point. I told Mr. G that I wanted to get the full story partly because when difficult child came home Friday, he was the most humble I've seen him in a very long time. That alone sets off my "I need to get the full story" bells. Mr. G also stated that when speaking to difficult child, it was the best behavior he had ever seen out of him. He was respectful, remorseful and used his manners. I made sure I told Mr. G that I obviously didn't approve of difficult child's reaction BUT.....and then told him what difficult child reported to me. I said that while difficult child should not have reacted like that for ANY reason, I do have an issue with the situation if he was provoked. So, Mr. G is going to speak with Mr. S and then give me a call back. What we do from there I suppose will depend on what Mr. S says and/or whether Mr. G agrees with him.