Newbie thought Sarge was fortunate to go unpunished because he was outside supervising when the incident occurred. So when you asked in response to her post, "Why should the teacher be punished for his/her students' actions outside of the classroom?", I assumed you were asking with the knowledge Sarge was outside with his students. Just a misunderstanding. I agree that you cannot be responsible for your students during recess as you are not supervising them at the time. Sarge, since he was outside surpervising, could have been held responsible if the circumstances were different--as in, he saw but ignored what was happening, which wasn't the case. To clarify: I absolutely do not think Sarge should be any in sort of "trouble" because of this incident!!!