I just got another new student last week. (my class is a revolving door). This kid was expelled in the fifth grade, went to an alternative school, and has done absolutely nothing in my class so far. His cumulative file finally came in today and it's literally 4 inches thick with behavior documentation, IEP stuff, etc. This kid was suspended at least 15 times, for everything: fighting, cursing, defiance, drawing pictures of himself shooting people in the heads, and oh yeah, bringing bullets to school. As I said, he has not done anything in class, even modified work that I know he can do. I obviously don't want to push him too far... What the heck do I do? I'm not going to do the normal discipline stuff, keeping him at recess etc. it's not at all effective with this kid. He won't answer me when I ask him a question, I'm lucky if I get him to look at me at all.