I was taking attendance using a seating chart, and to be extra careful I called out the names of those I was marking absent. Attendance is serious business. Kids get things like
During 5th period only one student was absent. I called out his name.
"He's locked up."
News to me. It turned out to be news to the rest of the class. The student who stated this promised that he was not "playing", that he was telling the truth. According to student number 2, student number 1 got caught breaking and entering, and that's why he's been missing school (at least seven days).
The things I hear.