Originally Posted by Skippymjp
I don't think that any punishment you could give a 10 year old would ever equal what his own guilt will do to him
Methinks that this kid will probably be in therapy in his teenage/early adult life.
I know that as of now the details are not out yet, however let me share my experience. I was 12/13
and knew the dangers of playing with matches and whatnot.
However my friend and I were playing by some woods and decided to build a fire...you see where this is going...we had seen our parents/siblings/friends/etc do it plenty of times, so we felt pretty confident that we knew what we were doing.
In short, no we didn't. The fire we has started got out of the pit we had built and began smoke a lot. Lucky for us it was smoking more than flames, but still...mine was small...I know if I did what that kid has done I definitely would be suffering a lot inside from the damages that I caused.
Unless he just doesn't care what he did...however either way...yup therapy.