So the kid’s supposed to be in detention. Yet he keeps leaving detention to go to his classes because detention is boring him. We keep trying to send him back to detention. After awhile, it’s really pretty funny. I say, “Manuel,” get back to detention.” I nudge him out the door. He gives me a big, goofy grin and heads out into the hallway. His escort flashes a tired smile at me. Again.
Most kids escaping detention go home, or hide in a cafeteria or bathroom. This guy keeps coming to class. I find him kind of endearing. I doubt security feels the same way.