The fire alarm got pulled - but the idiot pulled it during Break time instead of during class. Not much thinking there.
We've had a rash of girl fights. One in the stair well that resulted in five day suspensions for both girls (both softball players I might add). Another with one of my very own art students on the bus day before yesterday. My student laid out yesterday, worried she'd be charged with fighting, though she didn't start it. Then when she found out the other girl was running her mouth, saying she'd kicked my art student's tail, my art student came back bruising for another fight. Oh my. Boy fights this year have been practically nill. Art student got suspension from the bus for a week - way to get the parents pissed I think.
My favorite new word is "jank." As in, "Ms. J.Ro don't give me that jank paint, I want the good stuff."
Jank (adj.) long a pronunciation, rhymes with stank. Meaning - bad, nasty, definitely not wanted. (also rhymes with skank)
There you have it, YA writers, news from the hallowed halls. Use what you may. And happy writing!