I have a child in my class with severe behavior issues. My principal expects me to call home to inform the father when the child does something serious. When I do, I get literally screamed at like an abusive parent would let loose on a child. The basic gist is that I'm incompetent, uncaring, and a liar and he's going to see what he can "do about me" whatever that may mean. He believes every word his child says even though the mother has admitted to me repeatedly that the child's behavior is exactly the same at home. Example - The child refused to comply and stay with the class during a fire drill. I told him this and that behavior like this endangered the child's life and the life of others. His response: "What the h*ll is wrong with you that you didn't drag my kid out the door?" I told him that I'm not really legally allowed to drag his child anywhere. His response: "Now I see what kind of person you are. If it were a real fire, you're ready to let my kid die. You're a joke. Well, I'm going to see what I can do about you." I don't know what to do. I'm literally scared of him. I know I should tell my principal, but - and this probably sounds paranoid - I really don't want my principal to think that I can't handle parents. I hope I never have to have contact with him again. As bad as the child behaves, it's much worse after talking to the father. The child is apparently empowered by his treatment of me and things only get worse.