When I picked up my kids from the babysitter's house today, my daughter told me about a boy in her class that punched her in the arm, stomach and mouth. Her lip is slightly swollen, but was not busted. I asked her what happened and why he hit her. She said she went and sat next to him and he told her that she better get away from him right now. When she didn't, he proceeded to hit her. I'm pissed! I asked if he got in trouble and she said he did, but I sent an email to the teacher and asked her to call me asap to talk about this and what will be done to prevent this from happening again. I am very upset that they didn't think to send a note home or call me to let me know that my child was being bullied so bad it has turned violent.
Obviously, I'm going to talk to the teacher and get her story before I proceed any further, but at the very least that boy needs to be suspended. How would you handle this?