Piglet never really had neighborhood friends before last year. Her friends were always from her sports team and lived 30-60 minutes away. Last year (6th grade), she made friends with a group of 6th grade girls. One by one they have been caught stealing (once by Piglet) and she has dropped them as friends. Today, we get a call from the mom of one of the 2 girls left (Girl T). Things were missing from their house and only Piglet and Girl A were over there. Piglet had two of items and said Girl A gave them to her. We drive over to Girl T's house and return them and apologize. Mom of T and I then talked and she said that she thinks Piglet is telling the truth as they called Girl A first and she said she saw Piglet take everything and provided a lot of details - she said A just sounded 'off' like she was reciting a planned story rather than reacting to the call. When she asked Piglet, Piglet asked what was taken and immediately told her 'oh, i have them, A gave them to me. I didn't know they were Tourette's Syndrome.' Girl A's mom was at work and T's mom is going to call her tonight and talk about it. Girl T is now not allowed to play with any of the girls. And Piglet isn't either -- although she will get to play with Girl T once her mom okays it again. (I belive that Piglet didn't take them as she went over there in shorts and a tank top without a bag and the Girl A brought her backpack. Piglet couldn't have walked out of the house carrying that stuff without being really noticable. And Piglet arrived home empty handed. Piglet was so ticked when the other two girls were caught stealing that I didn't even have to force her not to play with them - she had no interest in continuing to play with 'lying stealers'.) I just had the hard talk with Piglet about having to find all new friends next year Junior high is tough enough without having to find new friends. But she cannot continue with any of these minor-difficult children. She seems to get the guilt-by-assocation concept and that A is not really her friend if she'd set her up like this.