I won't go into the adult rationalization here, or what was said to her to calm her. Ultimately, that threat will create doubt in my niece that will last her lifetime. She'll always wonder 'what if'. And I want to string the barely pubescent child up by her unshaved leg hairs (yes, an assumption) for dumping her sh*t on my niece.
You made a mistake so now you want someone else to pay for it the rest of their lives? I hated middle school when I was in it. I'm so glad I'm not a kid going through it now.
***this has nothing to do with writing. Just on my mind today as one of those things I just can't freakin' believe. I think I'll invite my niece to come stay with me next weekend and have some girl time.