Being a Trustee for my public school board, I sit on a few committees. One committee deals with real problem children - Truancy, drugs, etc. Other members of the committee include representatives from Children's Aid, local health board, superintendants, and the principal of the individual's school, among others.
We dealt with one high school student, about 14, and his mother in a meeting to try and resolve some issues and find whether this young lad should be placed in an alternative learning enviroment.
The mother, who was very agitated at this child, wanted him in an strict enviroment. When the rep from Children's aid asked her what her son had done, she replied, "He stole some of my joints!"
Sometimes stupidity should be a capital crime. :)