The first day of school I got a "new" student. *Tammy* had moved in at the end of last year, they thought she moved so they didn't put her in anyone's room. Because she was diagnosed with dyslexia they put her in my room. I wasn't happy since I had the largest numbers, but fell in love with her immediately. She is such a sad story. Dad, step-mom (who doesn't like her), 2 older step sisters who are horrible to her(bruises, takes her money and books). Dad and step-mom have a very volatile relationship and after a huge battle last night in which dad and step brother got into a fight and the police were called dad has decided that he and Tammy are leaving. She only just started living with dad. Up until about a year ago she lived with mom. She said that she no longer does that because "my brother did something really bad to me". Dad doesn't want her, he says she is going back to live with mom (and abusive brother). Step-mom doesn't want her. She left school today with tears in her eyes because she doesn't know where she will be tomorrow. I spoke to my principal who called OCS. They are looking into it, but since the physical abuse is between dad and step-mom, there really isn't anything we can do. She will slip away and I'll never be able to keep up with her. Sometimes I hate this job.