(from the February issue of the Virginia Journal of Education)
What happened to Andrew? one of the girls asked. I had lost track of time, and the bell was about to ring.
“Andrew is missing,” I told the office. Missing? Lost? I wasn’t sure how to word it. It wasn’t that much of a shock, actually. He was just that type of kid. Fortunately, our administrators responded quickly to these “situations” and had a great sense of humor. Humor is essential in middle school, especially with a lot of at-risk students.
I probably shouldn’t have let him go to his locker…
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