OK off topic but I gotta vent a tad.
So my class is doing the Robot baby project and the kids are doing pretty well (if coming in dead tired the next day). The babies have to be treated just like REAL babies as it will record everything that was done to it. It's also $900 bucks as it is a computer.
There was a mini concert thing before school and the student who had the baby texted me what to do with it. I told them to keep the baby with them- don't put it in their backpack and to basically keep it safe.
They put it in the giant pile of backpacks next to the bleachers....
One of the AP's saw... got mad on my behalf and kidnapped the robot baby. After the concern the kid was convinced it had been turned into me and it had not. The AP was going to give it back to said student first period but drama came up. So they found out about....5th period, the whole time believing someone stole the baby and they might have to pay.
I got it back before she talked to the student (I don't have the kid till 8th period). I was debating what to do grade wise because we had literally just talked about neglect and child abandonment in class the day they took the baby home. Then the baby spat out the grade. They had ignored the baby the ENTIRE NIGHT...
They say the mom was worried the baby would keep them up so took the baby from them and put it in another room so said student could sleep.
The AP saw that before talking to the kid and decided the failing grade would stand unless they did the alternative.