<< Where I come from the Police often will take the kids home and talk
> to the parents as a first resort. If it appears that there are responsible
> adults who will undertake control and punishment, the buck stops there.
Nice; where do you teach?
And, what if there not responsible adults to undertake control and
punishment? What happens then?
I speak of another country...England.
Then of course they are taken to the Police station and charged with
something. But the system will do its best to keep them from a record, the
first time anyway.