**WARNING - LONG** There is a 5th grade student at school that regularly threatens to slap other students. We have a list a mile long of serious things that she has done that are against school rules and has received no punishment for them. We have a serious problem with our principal and discipline in that he does not enforce the rules. Yesterday, this student told the sub in her room to "Shut the F*#% up", refused again to participate in P.E. (after the principal telling me that if she refused again, she would be suspended; apparently he didn't tell her that), and conspired with two other students to steal things from a classroom. Today, when I told her to get out of the bathroom and get to detention, she walked in to detention and said, loudly enough for the entire room to hear, "If she doesn't shut up, I'm going to slap her." This was referring to me. I immediately told my principal and vice principal who asked her to come to the office. Principal talked to her. Her punishment? A letter of apology to me. What recourse can I take? My husband wants to beat up my principal now. We have had issues with this principal for a couple of years, but today was the first day that I thought I might not want to come back next year. What will it take for him to do something? Me to actually get slapped, because I don't think he wants the lawsuit should that happen.