... unless you're willing to get charged with the crime of being a parent. Booman stepped up to get some stolen property back for his kid, and in the process, uncovered the complete fecklessness of his kid's school's principal, Stephen Swymer, and assistant principal, Tony Freeman:
And this kid continued to wear the sweatshirt to school. It was driving CBtE [his son] crazy so he went to the vice-principal Mr. Anthony S. Freeman and showed him photographs of CBtE wearing the sweatshirt. The vice-principal blew him off and told his mother that the thief was an upstanding citizen, while her kid...not so much. ...
Lovely. So Booman goes to the school and removes the sweatshirt from the little juvenile delinquent who stole it. Then:
Now, this stupid punk thief decided to actually complain to the school administration about having his stolen property repossessed by its rightful owners. Mind you, the kid never claimed it was his sweatshirt when I took it back from him, and his parents promptly dropped the story that they had bought it for him. But that didn't matter to the jackass principal Dr. Stephen Swymer. He wanted to expel CBtE and prosecute me for everything short of murder.
It all ends with Booman going to the local detectives office and getting tickets for disorderly conduct and trespassing. Good for him.