Today, The Boy had another major outburst at school. On his first day back after his adjudication hearing. The hearing where the judge told him in no uncertain terms that he better not return to the courtroom.
Today's incident occurred in the late afternoon - he almost made it through the day with a perfect score sheet for behavior.
The school officer was summoned...again. We received the obligatory phone call from school; they did not put him on the bus to come home because he was too angry.
The school police officer filed a report, and notified The Boy's DJO (Deputy Juvenile Officer), aka, the probation guy. So far, he has not been re-arrested.
I had to pick The Boy up at school. When I got there, he was in the calm down room (a small, padded room - think isolation at a mental hospital). He was yelling at the school program director, and crying.
Tonight, we sit here waiting to find out if this outburst is enough to revoke his probation, and whether he gets sent to detention.
I am at a loss here - what does it take to get a message through this kid's head? I'd have thought the two and half days in detention would act as a deterrent...I was mistaken.
I hate having these possibly life-altering decisions out of my control.
My fear is that we've lost him.