Ds just started third grade on the 26th. Yesterday he came home and told me a boy punched him in the stomach. He said the little boy had to write the rules and his parents had to sign something because he hit ds and went into another kids desk. Well today the same boy punched him in the back. Ds said the boy had to write the rules again today. This boy stands behind ds in line after lunch and this is when both incidents occured. When I asked ds why the boy hit him he says it was for no reason and out of no where. At this age that boy knows better then to hit someone else so there is no excuse for it. I'm not sure if I should call the school and talk to someone to see about getting one of the boys moved (as far as where they stand in line). My reaction is for ds to hit this boy back in the hopes that it will stop, however I don't want ds to get in trouble. I don't know that ds is completely innocent in the whole thing, but from what he has said this child seems to be a trouble maker (based on other things he has done in class). Plus if ds is doing something wrong I would like to know so I can correct the behavior at home. What would you do if it was your child?