LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A 16-year-old from a neighboring school turns himself in for vandalizing the Catholic High football field. (http://on.kthv.com/NddTql)
According to officials, the boy faces several consequences as determined by the Catholic High School administration:
1. He will make full restitution for repair of the field.
2. He will give back to the community he took from by performing community service in the form of manual labor on the Catholic High campus.
3. He will write a 5 page essay about Father Tribou. The essay will be graded by the Catholic High English department. If the boy receives anything below an A, the boy will re-write the essay and include an oral presentation as well.
The release from the high school reads, "One of the primary goals of Catholic High is to provide an avenue of redemption when boys go astray. Certainly, there are some strong feelings relative to this act of vandalism but none of those feelings supersede the fact that every boy, when possible, should be given the opportunity to recognize his fault, to apologize, to make amends, and, ultimately, to move on as a better young man.
"Once this young man fulfills the above stipulations, Catholic High will be satisfied and will move on as well. In the end, the young man did the right thing in the face of much public scrutiny and we wish to underscore the fact that there is never - never - a bad time to do the right thing.
"We sincerely appreciate the administration of Central High School and their student body for their support and kindness throughout this event."