I was subbing in a kinder class that had one child who was very difficult--well, a few that were difficult, but one who found trouble every time I went to help one of his classmates. Anyway, after the kids left, I got a phone call from who I thought was the office manager saying that a student's mother came in to complain about something her daughter told her this boy did. Without going into detail that might make this school and student too easy to identify, I'll say it's the kind of thing that I would have seen in the classroom, and/or that every single student would have called my attention to, or that I'd have found some evidence of afterward. So...because I had no knowledge of it, I either looked incompetent, or I looked as if I was lying. I asked the two students who stayed after for tutoring if this had actually happened, and they said it occurred on the playground. I tried to call the office manager back, but apparently it wasn't hte office who had called me in the first place. It must have been some other teacher. I wasn't thinking fast enough to get her name. I wrote about the incident in the note to the teacher, saying I'd heard it happened but hadn't witnessed it, so couldn't say for sure if it was true. Later on, I thought about it and realized if it had happened while they were at lunch, it would make sense that I didn't hear about it because the kinder classes all rotated after lunch. By the time I got them back, they all would have moved on to other things in their minds and not be so eager to tattle. Anyway, I'm not sure how big a deal all this will turn out to be, but I feel badly that I didn't know about this when it happened and deal with it properly.