My nephew who is just finishing 7th grade, the one that I told you all recently is going thru an evaluation for sp. ed. (meeting is next week and he is finishing this year with three F one D- and one C-, so he sure as shooting better qualify!)....got to take a ride in a police car. He was hanging out with a few others after school and one of the kids had a lighter...they started lighting those fuzzy seed things to watch them burn, just goofing around. (we recently had kids burn down a preserve doing a similar thing so people are cautious of course). A lady saw and called 911 then told them to wait because the police were coming. They ran and thankfully my nephew stopped running and faced the music. (one other stopped too). I am sure once the school officer got involved they all got caught. He was like, "the guy was a jerk all rough and threw me against the car and patted me down"....ummm really? She thinks he was actually really scared. (good). She called her ex. after the sheriff called and he actually stepped up and told him what was up. He lost some priveleges along with the phone and ipod. Well yesterday guess who snuck it out of her drawer while we were there. (sister told on him) so now he is in even bigger trouble. He has also been busted for smoking cigs (duh didn't get that he would STINK after). Told my sister she is going to be joining us pretty soon! (he really has been a easy child except for his learning issues till now.... but puberty has hit!) I told her not to stick her head in the sand about his trying pot or other things. He WILL I have no doubt. Maybe already is given the grade drop (he had been doing a little better till a couple of weeks ago). I offered to tutor and she has already decided he will drown in the large high school. He doesn't know, and has one more middle school year (will see if he gets his IEP and things improve)....but she is going to look for a smaller specialized setting for him. I think that is smart. With support he does well. He had to be too independent this year. She is helping me with my new house search, so I will pay her back with summer school help for him. Poor sister!