My school has only been in session 2 weeks and I already have a couple of parents who are going to be a thorn in my side all year long. We have a new student who is from an Arab country that they clearly wish was not in attendance. This child has been adjusting to a new school and a new place and has been hitting some. Not anything violent or mean, just basically pushing and mild hitting. I still do not take this lightly, and have met with his parents. However these other parents want this child gone and say the the whole class has a problem with this. I told them that if there were other parents with problems they should call me. No one else has responded. The one set of parents said they were going to keep their child out of school for a while for his safety. Today he showed up all of a sudden with no explanation. The Arab student did not show up. When I called to check on him his mother said that it would be best if he did not return. After much conversation, I feel like someone had talked to her. I met with the other ringleader parent on Wednesday and she came back in today trying to say that I said things I did not and became irritated. I kept my cool and responded politely, even though I really wanted to tell her off. She left in a huff without her child, of course. After speaking with our minister (we are a church based school) I felt like I needed to tell her to hit the road. I can not deal with this all year long and I would be. At the end of school I politely told her that although we enjoy her daughter I felt like she had some issues with the school and was not happy with her experience here and that maybe it would be best if they found another school. She kept saying no and accused me of kicking her child out of school with no cause. Her husband called later and apologized for his wife's behavior and asked if they could come back if he brought her each day. I do not feel like this is good for the child to know her mother is unwelcome at school. I am making an effort by meeting with them and our minister on Monday. Am I overreacting? These kids come Monday, Wed, and Friday, so they have only been in school 6 days. I have been sick at my stomach the last 3.