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  • Walking into town on a quiet July morning, I come across a street full of scattered papers. I pause to pick them up, and find that they seem to be the personal disciplinary records of a child who has a habit of punching other kids and telling them he’ll poop on their heads.

    “Laughing with the other children, making others laugh—after they stop he keeps going and can’t stop—he becomes out of control and we have to bring him out of class,” his teacher writes on one piece of paper.

    “Always identifies his behavior—can easily verbalize and states it matter of fact.”
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