Pink, we're all only human. You aren't the first to have this happen, you won't be the last. As far as whether or not you should tell your P, well I'd say you know your P better than we do. Personally, I wouldn't. I haven't. I haven't called kids a douchbag, but I've said things in the past I shouldn't and well it never came up. We even had a teacher last year that would swear all the time at the students and nothing was ever said about it. But the kids never thought it was a big deal I guess or the admin didn't. Either way nothing ever happened. Bottom line-you made a general statement. You didn't say "You. You, Johnny, are a douchebag" Yeah you probably shouldn't have. Yeah you did MEAN that kid. But live and learn. You're going to apologize, that's good, again, I'd stay general and keep from being overly apologetic. The last thing you want is for the kids to try and see if they can make you do it again. At this point you've probably done whatever you're going to do, but that's my thought. As for bridge, I take offense to the classist and borderline racist notion that all troubled students are likely involved in drugs and gangs and must come from the inner city. It's a toxic notion for any educator to have that kind of bias. I'm not even going to touch on the other bizarre things you said.