January 20, 2014 | 06:37 PM

Armen I'm afraid you are the ignorant one here. Better that this boy pay smaller consequences and learn NOW than to be protected from them and wind up with more serious, life altering consequences later. You are probably one of those that complains to the teacher when their child gets a failing grade or would just look the other way when their child is smoking pot in their room. This is part of the problem with kids today - mommy & daddy defend their child's bad behavior and they grow up to be a big fat zero! This young man still has a chance to learn a lesson and move on to lead a productive life. Mom did the right thing.