One of my students is not only a discipline problem (which I know is my scope of authority) and has been refusing to do any and all work whenever he happens to be at school--he also is demonstrating some serious non-academic issues. Since I just started this position, I now I feel I have enough to warrant requesting a parent conference, which I will do next week. However, with that said, there is one particular aspect to this child that I'm not sure what to do about. I know he was seeing a social worker (heard the mother say it). The child cannot control his temper, whenever he is given no recess for failing to do his homework (a common punishment given to everyone who doesn't do their homework) he gets angry and starts pulling at his hair. He had done something (I can't even remember what) that warranted me documenting it on his behavior log for the week. He became irate that I took his behavior log and wrote the infraction down on it that he proceeded to kick the desk and throw his pencil to the other side of the room. I called a neighboring teacher and arranged for him to diffuse in her room, when I told him he was leaving he just stood there and refused to eave until I opened the door and said he can either leave or get escorted out. I've only been teaching the kid for one week, and have had numerous students come up to me saying he has been calling them names (obviously when teachers are out of range). I have had TWO teachers come up to me and say that this is THE KID who would bring a weapon to school because he doesn't have coping skills for his anger. IMO, this child needs some sort of professional intervention--I know he had been seeing a social worker, but isn't anymore. I know these issues have been brought up to the mother before I took over the class two weeks ago because my teammate said the mother thinks we are all picking on her son, she won't acknowledge that he has any culpability whatsoever. I already talked to her about the incident in my classroom when I sent him out. What do I do now, since it is continuing despite informing the mother. I'm going to contact for a conference next week to specifically address the not working and bothering other students--but I'm almost fearful that this child has some deeper issues that need treatment. What do I do? I feel like this is such a touchy situation and don't want to say anything that will be out of bounds for a teacher. I also don't know when I should get administration involved.