Child acted out at school because of fear.
The counselor stated that she will need to "investigate" and administer appropriate punishment.
I questioned my child asking "why" he made the comment. He stated that he was afraid that a stranger was going to come into the school and shoot the kids. He said that he didn't mean to say it.
I need some advice regarding the growth and development age and defense/coping mechanism used? Is his comment serious? How do I get the school to address the appropriate stage of growth and development without diminishing my child's desire to perform, please, and receive recognition?