If you think there's anything I should do about this let me know, but basically I'm just sounding off here. Also I'm wondering if I'm just being oversensitive and lacking in humor. I work at a large city high school of about 2000 students and we have one main principal and 4 asst ones. The other day I was taking one of our sped students to class after lunch. She is a very cute and sweet girl of 16, but she takes some getting used to b/c those who don't know her perceive her as being rude, when actually she has been taught to say "sassy" things by well meaning adults. She says these things in a very cute and funny way, like, "Girl, ya wanna piece of me?" She also giggles a lot. She is very low, but she picks up on these little sayings like a trained parrot. I don't contribute to teaching her these things, and if she gets too rude I try to stop it, but otherwise, I just let it all roll off. After all, she is funny and it seems to be the only way she has of making conversation. So the other day when we got out of the cafeteria, we saw 2 of the asst principals in the hallway talking to some other people. One of them called my student over and said, "Hey Lakesha, go over there and tell Mr. M that he's hot!" Of course she repeated it. I was so embarrassed, for my student, but even more so for the principal. The other principal thought it was very funny. It felt like they were using her for their own entertainment, or like they were treating her like a dog or a parrot. It kind of reminded me of the time last year when some kids encouraged one of our downs boys to "break dance" and when he did they threw coins at him hard enough to hurt him. Those kids got in trouble though. Thoughts?