reply to post by antar
Here's a true story:
My sister's daughter Marie is 5 years old, very sweet and charming, but at the same time a bit of a tom-boy. One morning, a couple of months ago, my
sister got an emotional call from her daughter's school-bus-driver. He explained that Marie always took off her shoes on the bus, holding all the
other kids up on arrival at school because they would have to wait for her to put her shoes back on. And that he had repeatedly, without success,
tried to discipline her about not taking off her shoes on the bus. On this morning, he was a bit tired of it and told Marie that if she took off her
shoes on the bus one more time, he would have a talk with her parents.
Marie's reaction: "If you tell my parents about this, then I will tell them you do dirty things to me!"
Needless to say, Marie is my favorite niece.
OP, I'm only trying to point out that kids pick things up and often experiment with power-trips. They do this to test their boundaries and build
their confidence. Some kids aren't very tactful going about it, and will need some guidance, but that doesn't mean they're psychopaths. I have 3
sons and I've often been touched by the way they experiment with power.
I would have a friendly talk with the parents and go from there. This kid is 13 and probably just going through puberty. He's not ready for cops. If
he was 16 or 17, it would be a different story.