I had a miserable experience in 7th grade science because I was used as a buffer between the bad kids. I'd been with the same 25 kids from first to sixth grade, and we had no real serious troublemakers in my group. When we combined all five elementary groups, there were plenty of them. I was quiet and did my work, and I ended up by the hoodkums every time. And one in particular bothered me all the time. I never said anything to the teacher because I didn't think it would do any good. I think about that every time I try to make a new seating chart to curb issues.