My daughter is obsessively organized and had a calculator stolen while at the high school. At least six of her friends also had them stolen. Did any of them report them missing? No. Why? What would the high school do? Lecture them to be more careful. It was taken from her book bag in class while sitting with a group of students working on a project that did not need the calculator.
Cost to the school: $0.00
Cost to me: $94.67
Chance that she traded the calculator for drugs: 0%
When the story broke [Drug bust links to items stolen at OPRF, News, Aug. 17], several parents said to me, “Oh, that kid. Everyone at school knows he’s a dealer.” Really, is that everyone or everyone who is a student?