Your daily Letter to the Columnist — March 22, 2013
We anonymously know each other from Loch Haven. Your son is a very, very nice young man.
Thank you for sharing a happy ending (and a very well-deserved outcome) to an all-to-often occurrence of lack of respect for others’ property, stupid teenagers, and perhaps an example of very poor parenting.
In my day, my parents would not only have “agreed to give it up”….. I would have paid dearly for such an act. I would have been at your door offering apologies and retribution. I shudder to think what they would have done to me.
My family was once the victim of some targeted vandalism and threats from a group of PH students several years ago. At the end of the day (after calling the police, AND having the PH Resource Officers involved) I had the ringleaders and their parents in my living room, reading them the riot act, each child bawling by the end of my diatribe, with the complete support of each parent (well, mostly).
I have never been so angry in my life. Unfortunately, in this day and age, those type of outcomes, I feel, are rare.
I hope your article, at the very least, gets the attention of young people who have no regard for other people’s property. Keep up the good work!