This sounds crazy, but THREE times in the past 2 weeks I have had to write up middle school students for sexual harassment. I truly am not mean to these students! The first time the student simply thought it would be funny to make some lewd comments (I work in a non-traditional setting, mixed ages, 6-12). I had a discussion about sexual harassment with them and why it was wrong. The second time I was talking/reprimanding a student(inappropriate drawing) in the hall so as not to draw attention to him. I was positive and encouraging and told him that we only wanted him to succeed and do well. When we returned to the classroom, he discovered his "art work" had been thrown away by the other teacher. He became angry and called me the worst name you could call a woman. Today, the student (different one) made a derogatory comment about Jewish people and I told him I do not tolerate offensive or disrespectful comments in my room. He did not think I should be telling him what to do and called me a dirty f***'in c**t. Again with that name!!!! He flipped off the other teacher and called the principal a name. The first two were suspended; this last one I don't know about yet. I truly do not know what to do. The second time I called my union rep and told her that I was going to the police to discuss filing some kind of complaint. I was furious! I have not heard from her since. The students are minors and nothing can be done as far as the police were concerned. I should not have to work under these conditions in such a hostile environment. I am afraid that if I try to take any other action, I will never get a "real" teaching job (I am a TA currently). I think I should just not say anything and finish out the year. I know this whole thing is so wrong; these kids are too young for type of behavior....should be too young.