Advice please re: parents of fighting students

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  1. Rox

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    During recess, one of my students pushed another student. The parent of the student that was pushed happened to be there and saw the whole thing. She called me later today and asked for the phone number for the kid's dad. I told her I'd have to ask for his permission before sharing his number. She then asked me to pass on her number to him and to let him know that she wanted him to call her.

    Something tells me this is a disaster waiting to happen. :dizzy: What do I do?
     
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  3. JustMe

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    I would not pass along the number. Tell the parent to contact the principal.
     
  4. Aliceacc

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    You go to administration and let them handle it. You do NOT give out a phone number. If it's not in the phone book, they're out of luck.
     
  5. AlwaysAttend

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    Agreed
     
  6. amakaye

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    And I would probably give admin a heads-up as soon as possible, so they are aware of the situation.
     
  7. txagteach

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    Yep, that one's an admin issue. Not yours to deal with, IMO.
     
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    Definitely pass this on to your principal. Let him/her schedule a meeting if the parents want to talk. Do not pass on the phone number.
     
  9. FarFromHome

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    I also would talk to administration or a counselor at my school. I wouldn't hand out phone numbers.
     
  10. dr.gator

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    We were told that due to HIPPA we could not give out phone numbers.
     
  11. Tasha

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    I agree with letting the administration handle it and telling the principal as soon as possible, before it escalates further.
     
  12. a2z

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    Agree with others. Administrator, fast. Under no circumstances should you give out the number. If the parent really wants to contact the other kids parent, she can find a way without you.
     
  13. Ima Teacher

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    Definitely an administration issue.

    If they want to look it up in the phone book, then it is fair game. Otherwise, they are out of luck.
     
  14. Rox

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    Thanks all! I've told the administration, and will let them deal with it.
     
  15. Aliceacc

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    Good.
     

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