This was not some heinous or violent crime. Some teenagers made a bad decision. They will pay for their actions and hopefully move on. Let's hope this moment of clarity will help then make smarter choices in college and in life. But the public flogging of teachers, parents, and the immature 17yr olds is way over the top. No one was physically or mentally abused, there was no assault or extreme hazing. This moral high ground by some of these parents posting seems a bit melodramatic. The system hasn't failed these kids like most of you are implying. Yes, it was dumb, inconsiderate, disrespectful and illegal but please ease up on all of your self-righteous bible-thumping. I'm sure every one of your kids has done something he feels lucky that he didn't get caught doing.