They suspended him.
The fucking school fucking suspended him.
Fuck, fuck, fuckitty fuck fuck.
Jaysen had an awesome day today, until the very end of the day when it was time to go home. The teacher was taking a picture or 2 girls wearing the same shirt, when Jaysen, just out of nowhere, started crying, and said that the teacher hit him. He then said "I'm going to kill you".
Now- when I talked to Jaysen about this incident, he (of course said nothing first) told me he said "I'm going to tell you". This is exactly a phrase that he uses when he's angry. Although there were two witnesses that heard "kill", the sp.ed teacher thinks that they misheard "tell" for "kill", since he was obviously upset and crying when he was saying it.
The sp.ed teacher was not in the room, but is speculating that the flash from the camera hurt Jaysen's eyes, and he was reacting from the flash. "You hit me" is something that he says when he thinks you did something mean to him. If it hurt him, you "hit" him. This makes sense to me too. But, as I stated, the sp.ed teacher was not in the room, and the witnesses say that there was nothing that prompted the initial crying outburst. Whatever. There is always something that prompts it- you just may not have caught it.
So, the principal calls me at home to tell me Jaysen is suspended until they can get a behavior plan in action. I voiced my frustration that I've been asking for support for months now, and nothing is yet in place. I voiced that he's being suspended for communicating inappropriately, even considering that he has expressive language issues. She confirmed, and said that they cannot have a student accusing a teacher of hitting them, and using threats.
I'm upset that my son is now on suspension, but I'm even more upset that they're telling me that he's being suspended for his communication. To me, that's borderline discrimination. Or am I overreacting?