how do you handle a situation when you have addressed a student or group of students and then one goes home and changes the story around makes you look like the most evil person on earth? i was absent from school when it happened and my co-worker fixed the situation with the parent. (i read the email that the parent send us.) the student pretty much told her parents that she was going to be punished b/c she has asthma and doesn't run very well. we would NEVER punish a asthmatic child. in fact, some of the best athletes in school have asthma b/c they are determined to excel and not let it hold them back. in the 3 years i have had this child, she has never shown asthmatic symptoms during strenuous exercise and doesn't even have an inhaler or other treatment at school which is an indicator that her case is probably mild. our serious asthmatics have breathing treatments and inhalers in the nurses office in case of an emergency. i am glad my co-worker talked to the parent and clarified whatever was said, but it bothers me when a some parent's believe every single word that comes from their children's mouth. at least this parent came up to school and gave them a chance to set the story straight.