I'm on your side and I think what the kid did was very serious. However... When I taught middle school I had the following done to me by students: - a kid who repeatedly made sudden movements towards me as though he was going to hit me with the intent of seeing me flinch - a kid who emptied a pencil sharpener and threw the shavings in another kid's face - a kid graphically and publicly insinuate that I was having a sexual relationship with another student when I complimented that student's work - a kid tell me my address to my face as a threat - a kid throw pebbles at my classroom window when he saw me sitting on the other side of it Most of these things were commited by the same student. None of them resulted in a suspension. Only one - the pebbles incident - resulted in a 2 day after school detention. As I said, I'm on your side and I think it stinks, but a week long suspension only surprises me because your admin took any action at all.