Yesterday, Chris had to take a remote control car to school for a project they were doing in science. After science he put it in his locker and locked it. Later he went back to his locker and it was gone. He reported it to the teacher. At the end of the day he was called to his homeroom and the car had been recovered and the guilty culprit was caught. Turns out the person who did it "borrowed" the teacher's master key to get into the locker after saying that he/she could not get in his/her locker. I was very proud of the mature way Chris handled it. Kudos to the teacher for her swift action.
I mean really the kid asked to borrow the keys, like it would not be apparent whose locker to check after someone else's property disappeared from a locked locker. The teacher talked to all the students in the class today and told them only those she could trust would be allowed to use her key to get in a locker that is "stuck". She basically gave them a good talking to about theft. . I told him if he finds out it who it was, to not say anything to him/her, since it has been handled. If the kid gives him a hard time for reporting the theft, my son used no names, he had no idea who took it, then to let the teacher know. If the child apologizes to forgive him/her. But I was proud of the school doing such a good job handling it. I was very proud my son reported it and didn't just keep it to himself.