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!