Email I received from Lu:
Subject: I'm in trouble
Hey mom, I got into big trouble today in school. I'll tell you when we get home but I thought I'd give you a heads up.
Well, ok then.
Apparently the middle school principle decided Lu should be the person who needs to "control" her friend's behavior at school. Lu responded that she can't "control" anyone. So the principal wanted her to be an influence on her friend, to help her with her homework and get better grades. Lu told her she already does this. And then she added:
"You've had my friend down here in your office all day. She's missed all her classes. I don't think that will help her grades get better if she isn't in class."
And that, my friends, is considered "disrespectful" and "talking back" to the principal.
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