I've got a messy situation that just popped up yesterday. I have a parent (let's call her Sue) in my K class who is convinced something was stolen from her daughter (I didn't see it, but I believe her based on past issues with another certain child.) I talked to the parent of the accused child, the item did not appear (I'm not surprised...) and the principal had the item replaced. End of issue. Or so I thought...I got a phone call AT HOME!!!!! from Sue wanting to get the other child's full name and number to give to the police. Apparently this child is using the item and claiming the little girls identity. The police have told Sue that I handled the situation poorly. I didn't give her the info, simply said "I'm sorry, it's a weekend, I'm at home and I don't know the information off the top of my head. I'm sorry, you'll have to call on Monday and at this point our principal is in a better position to help you." She is coming in on Monday and intends to talk to both of us. She may have the police come also. I'm a first year teacher, I did what I said I'd do and what the principal asked me to do, she didn't have a problem with it. I can't search the other child's house or force her to hand it over. I am appaulled by her reaction and don't know what to do. I don't know what I should have done differently and I am going to be having such a hard time being polite tomorrow....Any comments/suggestions/HELP?!?! Thanks!!