A 14 year old boy in Telford has been given an ASBO after terrorising his local estate, jumping up and down on neighbours cars, wrecking peoples gardens and setting things on fire. As part of his ASBO the judge has rewarded him with quad bike lessons.
Apparently this is to show him that you can get a buzz by doing something good but apart from the fact that it shows him he can get a treat for all the things he’s done, it sends out a message to all the other 14 year olds that if they get into trouble then they can get rewarded as well.
The ASBO tells him that he’s not allowed to be abusive or threatening or vandalise things. Why does the judge need to make a court order to tell him he can’t do things that are illegal anyway?
Does anyone think this a good idea? What’s he going to do when he finishes his lessons? He’ll probably start terrorising the neighbourhood on a quad bike instead!