He's my difficult student. Single mom at home with young toddlers to worry about. Two or three different dads who are not in the picture. He's a very strange child. He seems to always be looking for his next opportunity to "be bad"...including trying to trip a child on crutches coming around the corner, and throwing a ball at another child's back for no reason. He's a menace. Most of the time he doesn't have recess, because he just can't be trusted. He steals things and lies about almost everything. So Tuesday the area around his desk smelled very bad. I thought maybe he had gas. But after he left, (you'll love this), I left the door open to air out the room and there were flies gathering all around his desk. Upon further investigation, come to find out that there was poop smeared on the sides of his desk. I told my principal, and she called the mom and explained the situation. My goodness, the child is 8. This was toward the end of the day, so we are thinking that maybe he had an accident, but how would it get out of his pants? Or would he do this on purpose? Anyone ever have experience with this issue? Thanks.