this past friday, my son was punched at school. apparently, during a PE basketball game, things got a little heated and a kid got really pissed at my son. later, in the locker room, he approached jace and said something to the effect of, "WTF, man? why you gotta hit me in my face during the game?", then, punched jace in the shoulder. before jace could react, another kid jumped over him and punched the instigator in the face. it ended up in a full out brawl and thankfully, jace had the sense to back up & he wasn't involved at all. all the other kids were suspended for 4 day - jace got no punishment whatsoever. here's the part that is driving me crazy. the school's SRO called me twice on friday to find out if i wanted to press assault charges or let the school handle the punishment. both times, i told him i would let the school handle the punishment. i have no interest in having a 14 yo kid arrested over a stupid, run of the mill high school fight. then, saturday, the SRO actually CAME TO OUR HOUSE to make sure i didn't want to press charges. um, really? didn't i already say i didn't? he then told me i had up to 2 years to press charges if i changed my mind. then, just now, he called me again to "double check". no wonder kids get arrested now for fighting. the police will irritate the crap out of you trying to get you to press charges. seems like over kill to me.