Yesterday, while waiting next to my friend's car, a nearby elementary school was releasing its students for the day. I watched a young girl, no older than 9 or 10, pick up a rock and throw it at my friend's car. Upon hitting the car, the girl laughed and her friends quickly joined in. I was amazed. She picked up another rock and hurled it at my friend. My friend was furious. He went to approach them, but the children scattered. As a child I would have been terrified to hit a car by accident, let alone on purpose.

Have morals dropped so low? Who should be blamed for this? Bad parenting, lack of knowledge of right and wrong, lack of the ability to discern between the two? The answer baffles me. But something should be done about the dwindling discipline of rogue children.

Joel Cardenas

Salt Lake City