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Who would you blame?

Posted by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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A kid(age 16-17)goes into a store, steals a knife, then ends up hurting themselves or someone else?

Does the store have a responsibility to have extra security involving potentially dangerous items?
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redheadstar
by Ruby Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 12:35 PM

How old would the kid be?

hotmama83227
by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 12:36 PM

 depends on the age of the child

 

Two_Hearts
by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 12:37 PM

It would all depend on how old the child was.

10 yrs old , i would blame the child and not the parent's...

I have a daughter who is ODD , it doesnt matter what i do ..she has her own identity that she is struggling with and has control of her own actions.

olliesmommy2
by Metal Awareness on Feb. 28, 2013 at 12:37 PM
Teenager, say 16-117

Quoting redheadstar:

How old would the kid be?

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olliesmommy2
by Metal Awareness on Feb. 28, 2013 at 12:39 PM
16-17. I updated op.

Quoting hotmama83227:

 depends on the age of the child


 

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 28, 2013 at 12:39 PM
If it was my kid that did this and they were at the age to know better i would bust their butt, and have them go back to the store and apologize. If another kid was involved I would have them apologize to them to.
olliesmommy2
by Metal Awareness on Feb. 28, 2013 at 12:40 PM
16-17

Quoting Two_Hearts:

It would all depend on how old the child was.

10 yrs old , i would blame the child and not the parent's...

I have a daughter who is ODD , it doesnt matter what i do ..she has her own identity that she is struggling with and has control of her own actions.

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kellysparkles
by Platinum Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 12:45 PM

What kind of store is it?  In my hometown a girl was stabbed *in* a grocery store with a regular kitchen knife by a peer.  Is it a pocket knife?  Kitchen knife?  A Kbar style knife?  I'd expect certain knives to be kept behind a counter or in a case, but that doesn't really apply for things like home goods stores, huh?  I don't know, I'm torn; I'd expect it for the Kbar style knives, but a kitchen knife could do just as much damage so why not have added security for those?

Sorry, I'm getting all technical on your question lol.  I guess yes, there should be added security but to what extent I think varies.

Diamepphyre
by Ruby Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 12:46 PM
The kid. The store has no duty to protect the public from misuse by its patrons of anything it sells. A 16-17 year old knows the difference between right and wrong; don't try to blame their misdeeds on an innocent third party which in truth is a victim itself- of theft.
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Amybelle
by Ruby Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 12:47 PM

The kid & the Parents

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