My son's school allows parents to put money in an account for their children so that they don't have to bring money every day. I put $32 a month in my son's account, at $4 a lunch, that's enough for my son to buy 2 times a week. I deposited the money on the 1st. Yesterday, my son called me saying that there was no money in his account, this was the first time he had bought this month so there should have been the whole $32. I went up to the school to bring him lunch and to find out what happened. It turns out that someone had been using his account, it was a kid who assists in the office and therefore, had access to my son's lunch numbers (he wasn't supposed to have access to it but with him being in the office, it wasn't hard for him to get them). He was called to the office and after knowing that he had already been caught, he fessed up and told the principal that he would sell other student's lunch numbers. He said he gave 4 kids my son's lunch number so they cleaned it out. While all this was going on another child came to the office with the same story, he should have money in his account but he didn't.
Personally, I think this child should be suspended, in not expelled but all he got was in school detention for a week which means, when he should be in class, he goes to the detention room and does his work. It's all during school, he doesn't stay after, doesn't miss out on getting his graded work done so it's really not even a punishment. Also, the principal called his mom and told her what he had done and told her how much money he took from my kid and the other kid. She said "sorry the school will have to replace it cause I don't have the money" so the principal told me I'm out the money unless I want to take her to civil court (yeah, over $32, not worth my time). What do you think his punishment should have been? This is 8th grade btw
Asked by Anonymous at 5:09 AM on May. 5, 2012 in Parenting Debate
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Answer by purpleducky at 11:39 AM on May. 5, 2012
I would be raging mad if that happened to me! Shit would be hitting the fan not only at the school, but at that little thief's home. It's nice to see his mother could give a shit less about what her little brat did (great mom!). It should be the school's responsibility to replace the money and if they won't then I would go to the superintendent, school board and police and it that doesn't help then the media. Good luck...I hope you are able to get your money back very soon.
Answer by Nos4 at 12:06 PM on May. 5, 2012