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Old 02-16-2013, 10:23 PM   #16
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My brand new mp3/CD player was stolen out of my bag the locker room in high school. I strongly suspected a girl, but since it was my "fault" (I didn't lock my locker), the school just questioned her, she denied it, end of story. My parents were upset, but they used it as a lesson - people steal and I shouldn't have left it in an unlocked locker. It was a tough lesson to learn (I had to save the money to purchase a new player, and they were very expensive back then), but it was an important one.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:31 PM   #17
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Sorry, still have trouble accepting a 14 year old with a cell phone let along an iphone. My kids got cell phones when they were 16 and driving, but they had to stay in the glove box (school rule, not mine).
Both of my boys will get a cell phone when they turn 12 and it will probably be an iPhone, if they have them in 4 yrs when my oldest is 12. Don't see what the big deal is if someone wants to buy their kids a cell phone. As another poster said, you are not paying for it.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:45 PM   #18
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My ten year old has a phone, though not an iphone. He sometimes stays home alone for very short jaunts these days and we don't use a landline. An extra cell on our plan is 10 bucks a month. Of course I got him one. He almost never uses it.

Anyhow, yeah, he's in 4th grade and since kindergarten he's had three coats, a backpack and a keychain stolen. The coat thing burns me up so, so badly. I can tell you that if my child came home with a coat that was not his, not only would I notice, I would make him return it immediately. But nope. None ever turned up in lost and found or anywhere else for that matter.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:01 AM   #19
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That is ok, you dont pay for it lol. Her df got her her first one and she is on his plan. And it didnt matter if it was an iPhone or in your DS case, a spirts jacket(which some people would balk at expensive clothes), thieves want everything.
True. And it was a pro-sports team jacket, not a spirt jacket. Wasn't expensive, just the principle.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:02 AM   #20
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Both of my boys will get a cell phone when they turn 12 and it will probably be an iPhone, if they have them in 4 yrs when my oldest is 12. Don't see what the big deal is if someone wants to buy their kids a cell phone. As another poster said, you are not paying for it.
They just seem to cause more problems than they solve. Which is suspect is why my kids high school banned them on campus during school hours.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:09 AM   #21
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yes, DD15 had a brand new winter coat stolen when she was in 2nd grade (might've been 3rd). she'd worn it outside to P.E., gotten too warm while playing, and took it off, tossing it on a bench next to the far side of the playground fence. we looked for it that afternoon when i picked her up, but it was gone. never turned up in the lost and found. and i tell y'all, our lost and found was HUGE! i couldn't believe kids would lose brand name clothing that looked brand new, and the parents didn't miss it! we never did find out what happened to that coat.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:11 AM   #22
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I had $50 stolen when I was substitute teaching for a half day at a high school. I had left my purse in the teachers' office which is not connected to any classroom and is shared by all the math teachers. It was under the desk. Someone took my wallet out of my purse. They just took the money and the janitor found my wallet after school. Guess how much I made working that half day? Yep, $50.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:11 AM   #23
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True. And it was a pro-sports team jacket, not a spirt jacket. Wasn't expensive, just the principle.
Oopd.i meant sports jacket, but i have big fngers on.this.stupid touch text.keyboard lol.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:24 AM   #24
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Things left laying around on the bus or at school are not 'stolen', they are lost. Do not take something to school you can not afford to lose. It's simple really. Expensive, material possessions are just blinking lights saying 'steal me.' IMHO
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:46 AM   #25
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DS 11 had a jacket stolen at school. The kids were told to leave
their jackets in a pile in the gym while they went outside to play. When he came back at the end of class (last one in)
his jacket was gone. It never turned up though we kept looking.
DS was heartbroken as this was the first time he wore it to
school. Before that he was too afraid it would be lost or stolen
but I encouraged him to just wear it since I wanted him to
get some use out of it. I felt so bad for talking him into taking it and offered to replace it
but he said he'll never take a brand name jacket to school
again.
I just want to know what 6th grade kid came home with a
brand new norrthface jacket with another kid's name and number in sharpie
several places inside it, and his parents didn't make him at
least take it to lost and found.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:18 AM   #26
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In kindergarten my dd had a brand new Kim Possible (yes this was many years ago) jacket stolen. She saw another girl wearing it and told the teacher but the girl said it was hers. The next day dd told the teacher again and that she had her name written on the tag of the jacket. The teacher asked the girl again and she still claimed it was hers. The teacher checked the tag and sure enough it had dd's name in it. dd got her jacket back. Found out later that the same girl had stolen prescription glasses from dd's friend. dd's friend's mom called and left several messages for the thief's parents but they never bothered calling her back so she contacted the school. She did finally get the glasses back.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:29 AM   #27
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DS has never had anything stolen at school, but he did have a leather jacket stolen from the dance studio when he was 8.
He left it on the coat hooks in the hallway (as required) and after class it was gone. We searched everywhere, notified the studio owners, checked lost and found repeatedly, etc.
It was another of those situations, as PPs talk about, where there is no way someone sized to fit it could have it and the parents NOT notice. The fact that an adult would steal it themselves, or allow their child to is what bothered me the most.

That said, I am not entirely sure that I would call something that was left on the bus seat "stolen" In our house that would fall under "was irresponsible and lost it" and sadly the finder chose not to return it.

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DS had a sports team jacket stolen.
Sorry, still have trouble accepting a 14 year old with a cell phone let along an iphone. My kids got cell phones when they were 16 and driving, but they had to stay in the glove box (school rule, not mine).
Your kids, your rules--why is it hard to accept that other people are different? I don't have any trouble "accepting a 14 year old" without a cell phone--it is not how I chose to handle it with my kids, but I can accept that you handle it that way with yours
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:04 AM   #28
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My 6 yr old grandson had his coat stolen from school. It was quite distinctive and had his name written on the label. My DIL went into the school the next day to ask the teacher about it. A child came in wearing a very similar coat and the teacher asked him about it. He claimed it was his and the label had been cut out. My DIL then pulled the sleeve inside out and her sons name was there where she had written it as an extra precaution. What I don't understand is how a parent goes along with their child stealing and does nothing to correct it.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:56 AM   #29
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My oldest gives everyone the benefit of the doubt. He's had 2 items stolen. One, an iPod touch in high school, he had left it in his backpack. Put backpack down outside a class when a teacher called him in to help with something, someone grabbed it.

And just recently he had his phone taken in college.

Both times he wasn't being responsible, but still stinks that there are so many people with sticky fingers.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:12 AM   #30
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No, but they don't take anything worth stealing to school. We have cheap pay-as-you-go phones (which, honestly, they don't always take with them) and I won't let them take game systems, kindles or ipods. They are too expensive to lose/break/have stolen, and I told them if they have too much spare time, they can read or work on homework. Same goes for sports events like all-day wrestling meets. Bring a book or chear on your teammates.
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