I work at a tier one middle school with between 8-12 special needs students in each class I teach. A few of my students have been placed in a co-teach classroom due to last minute ARDs. One student in particular throws tantrums, is aggresive towards fellow classmates, and he openly defies teacher directives on a daily basis. The tantrums begin with a teacher's request for the student to obey class rules; the student in question will then throw his body on the floor, scream, and throw books and other items at classmates. During one tantrum session a school policeman had to physically pick up the young man and remove him from the classroom (he was held by the officer in the school clinic until a guardian arrived to take him home). Today, this same student threw books, yelled, intentionally threw objects at other students and had to be escorted to the assistant principal's office. Once in the AP's office, he was left to his own devices where he proceeded to kick walls and make noise...be generally disrespectful (the reason for this action: the office staff said that they wanted the student to know that they had better things to do than to deal with his behavior). OMG??? All the student really learned was that he could get out of class by misbehaving; I'm still reeling from the lack of consequences. One of the counselors even admitted that the young man belonged in a self contained adaptive behavior class, however, the schedule change would have to wait at least 30 days for an emergency ARD to occur. PLEASE HELP: suggestions needed! I have to help this student despite the 30 day wait in limbo, and I have to keep all the other students in his classes safe.