Lake Bluff, IL asked in Education Law and Juvenile Law for Illinois

Q: can i get a informal station adjustment for finding a coat on the ground in school then giving it back when asked aboutI

I was in school and saw a jacket laying on the floor for about an hour unattended, then grabbed it. Yes my intention was to take it but if I was pressed about it I would of course give it back. A couple hours later I got called down to the deans and asked about it. I then said yes and handed the jacket over. I was 100% honest about everything and had no reason to lie. I received an informal station adjustment a couple days later witht the offense being "theft", I have 15 hours of community service, and no going out on school nights if grades are below a C-. Is this correct action for a situation like this or is this a little overkill.

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Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
  • Juvenile Law Lawyer
  • Mt Vernon, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Correct action. Theft is theft. What if it was at walmart? You would have been arrested.

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