Do any of you have runners? Like students who run/walk away from you when you're talking to them and refuse to come back? If you do what do you do as a consequence? I have one this year. He will walk away from me and refuse to listen. We'll come back from a special, like music or P.E., and he won't come in the classroom but will sit outside (I teach in a modular). It's not like I can pick him up and put him inside! I'm a 5th grade teacher! These boys are big! Today he disappeared on us! He was supposed to come back to our classroom after going to the resource room and never returned! We found him crouched in a doorway and refused to move. The principal sat with him until he agreed to come back. I had one last year that threw a fit and ran out of my room. She made it all the way down the street almost across a highway before the administration could catch up with her... and even then she refused to get in the car. We have yet to punish them because according to admin they are dealing with heavy emotional issues if they are running. But I'm having a minor heart attack every day when this child disappears from class! HELP!