I got hit at school today .....

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  1. Scarlett O.

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    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.
     
  2. Sapper Woody

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    Yes, the parents should be notified. Not in a "tattletale" or accusatory fashion. But they need to know so that they can tailor their home instruction towards his needs.

    As much as possible, don't make it a "choose sides" issue. Everyone is on the same side.
     
  3. webdog

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    Agreed. They should be notified. Imagine if he does that to a child standing by a street. His parents should know do they can monitor and correct his behavior.
     
  4. annsni

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    I agree with the others. I think a kind but firm phone call home will be helpful. I want to know what goes on in school with my child so that I can deal with things at home as well and this would be a definite issue that I'd want to address with my son.
     
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    What about the teacher who coordinates his IEP? That is most often the person who should document the behavior and they should address it with him and his parents, all that jazz.

    Or is this a private school?

    Hope it doesn't bruise! Kids often just don't think don't realize their own strength or how others perceive pain.
     
  6. Scarlett O.

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    No, we are public. Yes, I'll tell his IEP teacher - I should have thought of that.

    Thanks all - I do like the "we are on the same team" train of thought.

    It's not going to bruise. It was still pinkish-red about 6:00, but I think it will pass.
     
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    I'm thinking a face-to-face meeting would be better.
     
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    Agree with ya, Sapper----though they "probably" already are aware of his grown up strength----they need to know ---- that he is expanding his horizon of contact

    And yes----let his Special Education instructor be made aware
     

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