:help: Thursday one of my assistants told the principal that I "popped" one of my students (moderately disabled) in the mouth because her tongue was out. I was suspended, had to turn in my keys, and was escorted off campus while CPS investigates. I've had 3 different news crews on my doorstep today and my name is all over the paper, internet, and local TV as well as getting death threats to me and my children. I can tell you that these allegations are false, that the assistant is trying to tell the principal whatever she thinks they want to hear because she needs her job, that intense special needs classes are extremely prone to allegations-this is the second time for me, but will you believe me? I have dozens, if not 100s of pictures of bruises, bites, scratches, and injuries that I've sustained at the hands (and teeth) of one of my students--one who even outside professionals say needs to be hospitalized--yet I am the one being investigated for abuse. In fact, I'd submitted a letter of resignation two weeks before this supposed incident due to the amount of abuse that I was forced to endure and lack of administrative support. And yes, I did touch the child's lips with my fingers to prompt her to put her tongue in, but it's now "slapped," "smacked," "bopped" or "flipped" her depending on the news station. I am having a hard time keeping it together. I want to quit immediately, but the union says I shouldn't. THe union president said that he will personally escort me to the school after hours to clean out my personal items---nearly anything in the room. I am so done with teaching! I am so done...with everything! I just want to pull the covers over my head and go to sleep forever. Please tell me that I'm not the only one who's gone through this. How do I keep my kids safe? How do I go on?