View Poll Results: A 16 year-old high school girl is caught stealing money. What punishment fits?

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  • One week detention

    0 0%
  • two week's detention.

    3 25.00%
  • One week suspension.

    1 8.33%
  • Expelled from school.

    1 8.33%
  • Three licks with a paddle on clothed butt

    0 0%
  • Five licks on her bare butt with a paddle.

    3 25.00%
  • Five licks on the bare and then 1 month reform school

    0 0%
  • A year in jail

    0 0%
  • Two years in jail

    0 0%
  • Death by hanging.

    4 33.33%
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Thread: Which punishment is most appropriate?

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    Re: Which punishment is most appropriate?

    Gotta admit the bare-buttlicking has a certain appeal. She wouldn't happen to be a cheerleader would she?


    Ok ok seriously. She should repay the money twofold. Return the $40, or whatever is left of it; get a JOB and work until she has repaid double ($80). The first repayment is a restoration of what she stole, the second is her lesson in what she did wrong by stealing someone's money: she stole someone's TIME and EFFORT.

    And, if I was her Dad, she's grounded for a month, too.

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    Re: Which punishment is most appropriate?

    None of the above. She should be held to the current standards, assuming the teacher presses charges. That means possible jail time and certainly community service. Theft is theft, no matter the age, no matter the amount.
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    Re: Which punishment is most appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Gotta admit the bare-buttlicking has a certain appeal. She wouldn't happen to be a cheerleader would she?


    Ok ok seriously. She should repay the money twofold. Return the $40, or whatever is left of it; get a JOB and work until she has repaid double ($80). The first repayment is a restoration of what she stole, the second is her lesson in what she did wrong by stealing someone's money: she stole someone's TIME and EFFORT.

    And, if I was her Dad, she's grounded for a month, too.
    I've never really understood what "grounded" meant.
    What parameters does the word entail? No leaving a certain area? Certain privileges removed?

    I agree with the rest of your post.

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    Re: Which punishment is most appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    None of the above. She should be held to the current standards, assuming the teacher presses charges. That means possible jail time and certainly community service. Theft is theft, no matter the age, no matter the amount.
    I agree that she should be charged for her crime just as anyone would, but I wouldn't have the same stance with an 8 year old, so for me age is a factor in general.

    An 8 year old would not fully understand the nature of their actions as a 16 year old would, but they would know that they are doing wrong and they would deserve punishment for it. Just not the same degree of punishement.
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    Re: Which punishment is most appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by rytis View Post
    I voted 2 weeks detention, but if she's hot and stole from me I should reserve the right to lick her bare butt
    I hope you're a teenager yourself otherwise this post is pretty creepy.

    To the OP - I think it would depend on if this girl had been in trouble before. If not, an ISS with restitution in the form of community service inside the school (school punishment of community service). Parents notified and an apology made.

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    Re: Which punishment is most appropriate?

    She committed a crime against a teacher and while on school grounds, so for once the school would be justified in applying its own penalties. This certainly does not warrant expulsion, and I'd argue against any kind of lengthy suspension as well; her academic future and the opportunity to make a legitimate career for herself seems a little steep when weighed against petty theft.

    I generally think the people in this thread have the right idea. Force her to pay the money back twice over, and then spend her own time and effort in community service-- as long as the school's detention requirement and the law's community service requirement did not conflict. If the details could be worked out to the victim's satisfaction, there's no need for the law to get involved at all.

    Of course, if the teacher had caught her in the act, she'd have been perfectly justified in breaking her hand.
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    Re: Which punishment is most appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    A 16 year-old high school girl is caught stealing money from her teacher's purse, about $40. What should her punishment be?
    What ever punishment a thief/pick pocket is given. If it is jail then that is what she should get, if it fines and community service then that is what she should get.Of course all this is assuming this is her first offense.
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    Re: Which punishment is most appropriate?

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    Re: Which punishment is most appropriate?

    I picked the bare butt one one, because well you know, the same reason all those other people did.

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