I teach 5th grade. I have a student who has been a challenge all year I've done everything I can think of to help this child. He needs attention 100% of the time, and if he's not getting it, he's lashing out at anyone and everyone around him. He sits away from the rest of the class. He earned his way back into a table group at one time, but quickly earned his way back out. He's on a separate behavior plan, but once he knows he's screwed up for the day, he just quits trying. I've taken him to our intervention assistance team and had meetings with his family. I feel I have been MORE than patient with this child. He has been suspended for a number of things, mostly disrespect and fighting, probably more times than he should have been. His family has even told me they are surprised he hasn't been expelled yet. We have 14 days of school left and I'm just trying to get by. On Friday, he acted up in Art, along with three other students, and I had promised my class an extra recess if they had a good day. I didn't want to punish my class, so I told the four students to take a book outside and read instead of the extra recess. Everyone else took it in stride, except this particular student. He was screaming about how unfair I am, throwing things inside an open window, etc. I was doing my best to ignore him until he decided to yell "I hope you die" and "I hope (my baby's name) dies" I have a 10 month old son. To me, that has crossed the line. It took all I had to hold it together and not even talk to him until we got into the office. He was given a one-day suspension. Even still, when he was brought into my classroom at the end of the day to get his things, he was yelling about how I got him suspended! He just doesn't get it. All of my other students said, "No, you got yourself suspended!" I don't know how I can be patient with this child anymore. He can attack me all he wants (verbally, of course!), but the fact that he said that about my child, I don't know if I can forgive that. Does anyone have any advice to help me get through these last 14 days? Thanks!