This is an issue that is taking place when my students are not in my care. I am in an extremely Urban classroom in an unsafe neighborhood. Earlier in the school year three of my boys (who follow what each other do) did not come into my class until 8:30, even though school starts at 8. They had been playing on the playground. Yesterday, these students left the cafeteria, and when I picked the rest of my class up my students were not with them. They were later caught by someone in the school (who no one could tell me) and taken to the office. At that time they were escorted back to my classroom by the principal. THEN today they did not come into my classroom before school, and this time they did not come in until 9:30. They were playing by the creek. I do not have any idea where the creek even is. Someone caught them there as well, and took them to the office. No one from the office escorted them back to my class, but when I called over, they informed me. I reemed the boys out, and called all of their homes and discussed this. They were also not allowed to have gym class today. I talked to the principal, and she said there is nothing I can do about this. I don't feel like that's true. There must be. Has anyone dealt with this? I am highly concerned for the safety of my seven year olds. The parents are not taking the initative to bring them to the school doors. Help! When they are in my classroom I have kept complete control and they have never left me.