#5: Antonio's Revenge
Antonio and Malcolm got back from their one day of out of school suspension
today. I decided not to take the battery out of Malcolm's chair, but I made it
clear to him that "your chair is a mobility device, not a weapon. You have to
use it appropriately, or you will lose your privilege." I think Malcolm
understood most of my message, as he didn't try ramming anyone throughout the
morning. In fact, he didn't move at all unless directly told to do so by myself
or one of the aides.
Sitting at my desk while the students are solving their picture problems, I
suddenly hear loud tard yelling. I stand up and see
Antonio at the other end of the room putting something in Malcolm's hair.
Malcolm is flipping out and yelling, but not using his chair to get away. I walk
over and find that Antonio, who bites his finger nails, has been saving his
fingernails in his pocket and was now placing them in Malcolm's hair.
I grab Antonio by the arm, again, and have one of the aides take Malcolm to the
nurses office to get the fingernails out of his bushy, afro-like rats nest of a
haircut. I give Antonio extra work and move him to the other side of the room.
Later I explain to Malcolm that he can still use his chair if he needs to get
away, he just can't ram people with it. Now I'm thinking of over-charging
Malcolm's chair so he can run that pain-in-the-ass Antonio over.
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