I think it was fairly dumb how the school responded to the 12 year old girl that doodled on her desk. If I were the principal of the middle school, I would have maybe had the student fined but not arrested. It would only be fair to fine her because she destroyed the schools property. Arresting the 12 year old student would be taking it out of hand. I understand that there are people who believe that if something is not done now then students will get worse and begin to write on walls or more. But the student is only 12! When I was in high school the students were from the ages of 14 to 19 and there was vandalism everywhere. Not once did I see or hear of anyone being arrested. So if everyone that vandalizes is not being arrested neither should this 12 year old girl.