I had my first student suspended last week. I feel as though I have been blooded as a teacher!
Spawn was sitting with his feet on the coffee table in the library and when I asked him to take his feet off the table he refused. I told him to leave the library. As he did so, he turned and wiped his shoes all over the couch. THEN he turned and gave me the finger (rude gesture).
I ordered him into my office and lectured him about respect for school property and respect for teachers. I then referred him to the detention.
When he went to detention he claimed he wasn’t giving me the finger, he was giving the couch the finger.
I said well, then in that case, both the couch and I are very offended.
He was suspended for a couple of days.