2010-01-18_212747_16andpolice - The options I should take...

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The options I should take are limited by the description of the situation. I have a boy about my sixteen-year-olds age with a lock pick, looking through the drawers of the kitchen, holding jewelry, and smelling of marijuana standing in my home which was supposed to be unoccupied. If I were to react with my immediate instincts, I do not give this boy a second chance, or leave anything to his parents, nor do I tell the boy to leave my house, but instead I dial 9-1-1 and hold him until the police arrive. It is obvious the parents have no idea what their child is up to, so they are not even a possible solution to this matter. If I am smart I hold him by making him mow my lawn or shovel snow or something until the police actually come and take him away. Will he ever be my son’s friend again? No. Will it matter? Not to me and after a while and a full description of what occurred, it probably will not matter to the son either. Eventually. Similar events have occurred to friends, usually with younger boys and usually because cash was left sitting out for a few moments. In those instances a 12-year- old cried and moaned to his parents about “never having any friends because of them” and their restrictions against letter the boy into the house ever again, however everything turned out for the best before the boy got to High School and the suspected thief was caught doing something even worse. Nevertheless, for the question’s sake, we should review all the possible responses and possible results. Lets say you hold the boy and call his parents. Even if you have the boy smelling like marijuana, the jewelry, the lock pick and everything left the way it was when the boy caused the trouble, the odds are against a parent truly acting against the actions of their son unless he had been in trouble before, and even then, he probably would have to have been in trouble many times before they would react. A parent’s first instinct is to protect the child, and that is the probably result from the parents. After all, they did not know the
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