Today a fourth-grader used their younger sibling and a friend to create a distraction in our school's book fair while the kid tried to steal /eight/ books by slipping them into their backpack. The kid wasn't socioeconomically disadvantaged and is the offpsring of a juvenile court prosecutor. Think dad needs to put a healthy fear of breaking the law into the kid before they get beaten down for that kind of foolishness.
Among the new policies instituted as a result, jackets and backpacks must be left in the hallway outside the book fair room (or better yet, left in the classroom). I spent the rest of the day shivering without my hoodie to ward off the A/C's cold rays. Thanks, kid.