How would one handle some angry, male who says nasty things to you when you sub? This is some 17 yr old hs student accusing me of not being smart in the nastiest way because I was just giving assignments out in geometry & not teaching.( You can sub in this state if you just have a college degree and do not have a teaching certificate/degree). I basically left my math education in HS (I struggled with math but eventually did ok; ; I'm assuming this kid is not getting it at all,) I pursued more of the humanties (and some science)and basically forgot all my math.. I think this student is projecting his weakness onto me and it really annoyed me. He's a big cheater too/cheats on assignments. Sorry,but he's s jerk. If I ever get offered that very same school I tend to avoid it because that one student. He kind of scares me- he is very big physically and very nasty, with a little bit of an undertone of violence. I'm really just using the substitute teaching as a backup in my life economically. Now this may not be a very virtuous thing to do but I do like some of the classes; some of the students and subjects. I do have a hard time with bullies whether the bullies are from ghetto schools or from richer areas. They're all the same. Actually, I need to stop this kind of job because it's not for me. I'm just curious if anyone has any insight into this sort of encounter?