I am usually in the substitute teacher forum, but I decided to get other's reactions and suggestions for tomorrow, June 15, although I know this is short notice. Today I was in a 6th grade class with three class rotations. The other two teachers were here today. Today was the first day of a two day assignment. The day was mostly going well, until an incident that affected me personally occurred outdoors just before the final bell. The classes were playing an organized round of nation ball. Just as we were about to go in to get ready for home, a student from one of the other rotations heaves the ball at me from about eight feet away that hit me squarely in the family jewels. I didn't even know this was our class ball, but apparently this was this student's way of "giving" the ball back to me. I was going to mention it to his homeroom teacher, but she was on the phone, so I chose not to bug her. I did put this incident in my class report that goes to the teacher I subbed for, but it may or may not reach the Principal. After three hours, I can still feel the discomfort to a slight degree. How should I react towards this student tomorrow? I hate to see him get away with this without any discipline, especially since he was the biggest, and really the only smart alleck in this teacher's class. I suspect that his aim was intentional, but I cannot prove it. Nevertheless, students should not heave balls at anyone, let alone teachers. This is a good school that is generally free of trouble makers. If a substitute told you that one of his/her students heaved a ball at their nads, what kind of discipline would you give the student? I will tell his teacher tommorow, but I do not want to come across as a whiner. I will choose my words carefully.