School: Mrs. Kurtz this is the Principal and I have Eli in my office.
Me: How may I help you?
School: I witnessed Eli shove a kid against the wall and push him to the ground.
School: It seems the other boy was trying to kill a cricket and Eli didn't want him to do it.
Me: I see. Is the other child okay?
School: Yes. Eli is crying because he is scared to come home. You need to calm him down.
Me: Well he should be. Hand him the phone please.
Me: (on the with Eli) No dead cricket is worth sitting in the principal's office. EVER.
Eli: I know that now Mommy!