A teacher called me yesterday to complain about my 14-year-old son's homework and asked that he stay after school to do his homework and that I pick him up at 4:30. Soon after my son called me so that I could go get him because the teacher left him alone and went home. When I got to the school, he was the only child there and broke down and cried telling me how much his teacher has been verbally abusing him for weeks, yelling at him, clapping her hands in his face, threatening to slap him, and using improper words. He's been crying all evening yesterday for the humiliation he's been the object of. My son does not have a very long attention span and gets distracted often but that's no reason to bully a child.