I'm angry. I've just learnt that person who drove her car through a family members wall, was 15. Luckily for her, she is absolutely fine. Unluckily for the person whose wall she drove through, they've just had to claim on their insurance to pay out thousands to get the repairs to not just the wall she hit, but the overall structural damage she caused to the property. Did I mention I was angry?
Why am I angry? well, bluntly I'm angry that she's not being prosecuted. The attitude is she didn't actually hurt anyone. There is a sense of let's brush it under the carpet and ignore the bill she caused in the ambulance, fire service and police attendance.. Ignoring what might have happened had someone been sat behind the wall at the time of impact, or if the car had veered slightly further... How will she learn right from wrong if she doesn't have any form of repercussions from the incident? I'm not asking that she gets sent to jail, but seriously...nothing at all?!! Not even an apology.
Is it just me that thinks this is wrong?! If either of my children ever did anything like that, I would be devastated. The girl comes from a good family, they live in a nice area, she was just 'bored' so took the car for a 'laugh' - their words not mine. I would think I had failed as a parent in teaching my children right from wrong. Obviously I don't have teenagers, but is this what I have to look forward to?! Or is this a case of a child who really doesn't know right from wrong?