>I stepped out of the classroom to check on a couple of boys who were working on a special assignment across the hall. When I came back in, I noticed a girl sitting in the back of the room with both hands up her shirt. I instantly knew what had happened. She had been playing with her belly button ring, it had fallen out, and now she couldn’t get it back in.
I gave her my “what in the world are you doing” look, which she clearly didn’t like.
Student: “Can I help you with something?”
Me: “I was about to ask you the same thing. Are you alright?”
Student: “Yes. Are you alright?”
Another Student: “No. She’s half black.”
He clearly misunderstood the question.