How did I get caught up in this? Suspended. I had nothing to do with it, but teachers don’t listen. Especially not after Dayton tried to tell ‘em it was all playfighting. Yeah, right. So where did it begin?
It’s recess and I’m climbing the monkey bars with Jamel. He ain’t my best friend, but I guess he’s the closest thing I’ve got to one. The kid is trouble, but I get it. His home life ain’t pretty. No dad in the picture. Mom and grandma work all the time. Big sister is in high school, ain’t got time for a second-grade kid who needs attention, so he roams the streets after school, imposing himself on my moms and everyone elses’ moms.
So, we’re on the playground. Other kids are doing their things. Jordan, Dayton, and Isaiah are all playing with their Pokémon cards on