I was headed to the office to ask a question about picture day tomorrow when someone hit me very, very hard in my back. I was for a brief second very confused and tried to think what parent/other adult would be angry enough with me to hit me like that. I spun around quickly to hit back if necessary and call for help when I saw a tall special education boy smiling at me and saying, "Boo!" I know the boy, but I don't know his name. What came out of my mouth before I could stop myself was, "Don't you ever put your hands on me like that again!". Hearing that, my principal and assistant principal came running out of the office. I explained that I was fine, but that he had hit me harder than anyone had ever touched me before. Here's my dilemma. We talked to him and explained that he is not a little boy anymore, but a big boy and that putting his hands on people like that may cause someone to take it as starting a fight and someone may hurt him. Since he has never done anything like this before, do I contact his parents? Would contacting them make a mountain out of a molehill? If you would want to be contacted, what words would help you take care of this? I have dealt with special education children both in and out of my regular education classroom all of my 32 year career. I've seen some crazy things, but I've never been hit before. Even though he was just playing, he hurt me. I don't want him to "play" anymore and hurt someone else. Put yourself in the parents' place.