It's not my kid, for a change, thank goodness. But a friend of mine called me almost hysterical. Her high school freshman and the neighbor kid, who is around the same age, were out in the neighbor's shed dipping strings in gasoline and lighting them on fire. There's a fair amount of damage to the shed, and when she got home from work, there were firefighters on the scene. So there will be legal consequences for both kis, probably involving court-ordered counseling and fire safety classes and possibly a fine. But she's really floored, and at a loss of what to do as far as parental consequences go. All I could do was offer sympathy--we've been through this with my stepson--but does anybody else have ideas of what else I can tell her? The kid has always seemed to have a fairly good head on his shoulders. When she asked him what in the world he was thinking, he didn't have much to say.
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