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My every sympathy is with the teachers & the police who are hog tied. These boys needed a right good spanking!
Posted by Logic on January 20, 2013 22:18
It's about time parents were held accountable for the actions of their children. 11 year old burglars, 12 year old motorbike riders- come on, get a grip. But when we see how their parents behave they are hardly setting a good example.
Posted by Mister Ree on January 20, 2013 22:54
You mean ''some of them'' not ''they,'' Mister Ree.
If the law restricts intervention then the law should hold the parents liable for the actions of the children.
Posted by spiritrace on January 21, 2013 01:33
Student at my school in Phuket Town are wacked on a daily basis for having the wrong socks on. Cheating, telling lies and theft are acceptable and go unpunished.
Posted by SY on January 21, 2013 06:40
Unfortunately, their families are too poor to have computers at home...
Posted by J on January 21, 2013 09:39
There is an officially registered charity on Phuket called PCs4Kids collecting broken, old or unneeded PCs and laptops, repairing, updating and donating them to underpriviledged kids at schools.
Posted by Jack on January 21, 2013 13:34
Come on these are only kids, I am not saying what they did was right but I agree adult law cannot apply to 11 year olds, nor logic. Best punishment is not to beat them but to take away their freedom by placing them in their bedroom apart from going to school maybe for a month (obviously they can leave the bedroom for toilet and washing) making sure they have books to read and no computer games. This is the closest punishment to what adults get by going to prison and they will still have the love and security of their parents as they will be at home. In regards to the snacks they took kids do not have the same understanding of money so as I imagine they have only a little money they are too young to work for repaying so the money should not have to be paid back.
Posted by Happy Farang on January 21, 2013 14:19
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