As the new term starts so does the craziness. One of my students is a “cousin” of another one of my kids (cousin means they live in the same neighborhood, apparently) and Monday I heard from student A that student B was picked up by the cops for selling crack. At first I thought the kid was kidding/lying/hallucinating but lo and behold, Student B didn’t show up and was taken completely off my roster. Student B no longer exists at my school, transferred off to some day treatment center in upstate NY.
She was 14, and selling crack on the street. It gives you an idea about the population I teach.