well got a shock friday night, well mini one friday afternoon. I only do morning drop off so don't see most of the parents. Have had conversations with 1 set of parents so do know some of what has been going down with a specific kid but at first thought it might have been an issue between their kid and this kid because it all seemed to have stemmed from an inncident where the kid was on the floor there kid accidentaly kicked him then that kid made a HUGE todo but teh parents stuck to their guns because other kids backed their kids story. So truth came out they thought resolved then found out kid grabbed their kid in the privates. Now again of the parents I know in that class I don't see alot most just drop and run in the morning, so Friday I was off picked Liam up early and one of the moms came running. "ive been looking for your number" turns out Liam was punched in the stomach last week same kid. Now Liam plays with this kid in the morning. I do watch them (why I hate drop and run 3 teachers in charge of over 500 kids they CANNOT see everything) they play fight I am not a fan. SO I ask Liam if he wants to tell me about anything that happened last week, he said no, dug more asked about bathroom issues, he said his friend x has been getting in trouble denies being hit but something in the way he responded and reacted and I knew another kid would not lie about him getting hit. I let it go but later then night I pressed again, this time I got I don't remember then a we were play fighting. I said no more of that because he can get in trouble too and teachers don't know its fake. Then something told me to ask the other thing and sure enough he admits kid grabbed him in the privates earlier this week. He was scared to tell the teacher. Well addressed that and if he can't tell her tell me. he did tell a friend but thats so much for an 8 year old. Did tell him I asked because so and so father said it was done to his kid (didn't want him to think friend ratted) So now school is closed until the 3rd which is probably good because if it was open today DH would still be steaming...although his solution is for liam to fight back if he does it again...um 2 things wrong with that the obvious he will get in trouble but also reason Liam said nothing was part he sees this kid as a friend and doesn't want to get him trouble. We will work on that, tried telling him friends treat you with respect. But trying to plan my next move. I know the teacher knows of at least 1 other incident, I know he was sent to principal for the punching and also wondering how many other boys has he grabbed in the bathroom clearly 1 is too many but sounds like some issues there. I know the teachers can't be in the bathroom and I wonder how many other boys like Liam who are scared to say anything???