Many violent incidents that occur at my school do not lead to student suspension. I work in an urban district. My sister teaches in a suburban district, and tells me that suspensions are given for behaviors that at my school would be considered mild. Examples of incidents at my school that do not lead to suspension or, in some cases, administrative attention: -a 4th grade student punched a 3rd grader in the eye, giving the 3rd grader a nice shiner -a boy punched a girl during lunch, giving her a swollen cheek and a lasting bruise on her face (this occurred on her birthday to boot, a day she had been excited about for weeks) -a 3rd grader hit another 3rd grader in the face with a book -a 3rd grade boy telling another child that he was going to rape the child's sister -a girl who came in from recess and began to relentlessly kick a smaller child, was out of control and had to be physically restrained and removed from the room -students of all grade levels (K-8) walking out of their classrooms in anger or defiance I just read in another thread that students were suspended for swearing at a teacher and smacking another child. These offenses would not receive a response from the administration at my school. Any referrals written up for these incidents would go into the black hole of oblivion. What is your experience?