So I live approximately 2 blocks due east of Columbine High School. I have a senior (Stewie on here) and a freshman that go there.
I was out working in the garage yesterday, it was about 2:15, the time Stewie will be walking home from school. I was rolling up the hose in the front yard and I hear tires squealing as 2 cars come around the corner, and they proceed to race down the street. I take note of the plate #s and call the sheriff. Stewie comes home and tells me about how these kids were racing from the school and almost crashed into a fence when they went around the corner.
About ten minutes later I see a sheriff's car creeping around the neighborhood, he's just checking the area I suppose (after all, the racers are probably long gone by now). As I'm finishing up out front, low and behold here come the same two cars going the opposite way this time, again, racing and driving recklessly. Just as they pass the house, the sheriff turns the corner and sees them, needless to say, he pulls both cars over.
Here's the part that chaps my ass ....
I walk down to the corner, tell the sheriff that I'm the one that called. Turns out he's the school resource officer for Columbine. I give him a positive ID on both drivers, and then my neighbor from across the street pulls up and tells him he saw them both racing too, and ID'd them as well. I walk around the corner with Stewie, and he points out the yaw marks across the sidewalk where one of the cars almost went thru the fence, I point this out to the sheriff. In my opinion, these kids need a traffic ticket as well as contact their parents to make sure they are aware of the seriousness of it (they are both minors), and that is what I would have done.
So the sherriff explains to me that he does not want to cite the drivers, but that he would rather deal with it at school (they are Columbine students) giving them extra home work assignments and he will make them both write me and my neighbor a letter of apology ... he says he does this all the time with the students. I shook my head, laughed and walked away .... Does anybody else see a problem with this?