Hi everyone, I am going through a tough time and am not sure what my next steps should be. On Friday I was put on administrative leave. That day in the afternoon my principal sent another teacher to sit with me in my room. The excuse was that the students had some problems during recess and he needed to talk with them. Then one by one they would go down to his office. After everyone got questioned, the other teacher left the room and the kids started telling me what was going on. It seems that my principal asked every child a variation of three questions. 1. Do you know that it is wrong to lie, and that you need to be truthful. 2. Did Mr. M tell you what to say, or are you trying to protect him. 3. Did Mr. M hit a student last week during reading. I was shocked and angry. That student already admitted that he made it up, and he was transferred to a different class. Yet the principal still won't let it go. He believes that I must have done something to him. Anyway, I lost my temper and said that "because of one brat I am now getting in trouble". The school manager heard me and I got called down to the office during dismissal. Since I already knew what was going on, I waited for my building union representative. At the meeting he and the school manager made several claims. They included: -that one girl said I told her not to tell the truth. -that I called him a "fuc*ing as*hole". -that I intimidated the kids before questioning the first time. -that I was telling parents to transfer their kids to different schools in the district. -that he believes I might not have hit him, but that he believes I touched him in some way. At that point I was told that he is emailing human capital labor relations, and will be asking for my termination or for me to be re-assigned to a different school. The building union representative told me to not make any comments, and the meeting ended. When she was gone both of them came up to my room and told me that I am being put on administrative leave. What do I do at this point? They told me that I am on administrative leave, but did not put it in writing. I never had this kind of problem before, and I think this is because he overheard me talking with my coworker and we were voicing our anger about the NWEA tests and how admin forced us to help the kids cheat on them (I had to leave the multiplication strategies on the walls, give students multiplication charts, and give some students calculators), and she was made to complete the student's tests when the kid were out of the room. Now all of this is happening, and even though I am innocent (I never hit or touched that boy), it is making me stressed and worried. I am just hoping that my union reps will be tough and really stick up for me and not fold when we have to go to the human capital office on Tuesday.