Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bike Update Times 2

Okay, this is the last one about the bike, I promise.

Our school security office (a Fairfax County Police Officer) e-mailed me about the incident this morning saying he had identified the individual and asking whether I wanted to press charges.

I asked whether there would be any benefit to the individual in doing so (seeking restoration, not punishment was my idea).

He said the kid was not a prior discipline problem, and they could do in school discipline.

I elected that option, hoping that the kid will be scared to ever try something like that again, and frankly, protecting my son from having to get involved with pressing charges. He'll be in school with most of these same kids for the next several years.

I was really impressed that our security officer knows the kids well enough that he was able to identify this kid within an hour of being briefed into the situation.

And if the officer had told me this kid had a record and there would be merit in going the other route, I would have chosen that.

Hope that kid is really THANKFUL on Thursday!  I don't know who he is, but if he's never been in trouble, I'd imagine his mama is going to have a thing or two to say to him over this long weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

First of all, "To Kill a Mockingbird" with Gregory Peck is on right NOW. Secondly, I read back far enough to learn about the initial bike thing. Wow--unbelievable. You are very gracious. And reading about this exhausted me, too. There are perks to having big kids, like no more trying to teach about organizational skills, etc.!

quilly said...

Glad the bike came back. I hope both kids got enough of a scare to learn their lessons with no major harm done to either of them.

Mary said...

Since he appears to be a good kid, hopefully he will learn his lesson. But, didn't his parents question where he got the bike?

KB said...

That's quite a story. Glad the bike came back. Happy Thanksgiving.