Oh my gosh Tova. I just got back from Maine/NH or I would have written sooner! I can just imagine what you went thru with this. Right now we are in the middle of something involving the Chief of Police and our church back home that is nothing more than a vendetta. Our elders and Assoc Pastor were arrested!!! All very Godly men. The lawyers are all over this calling it a "slam dunk" Call me and I'll give you details...way way too much to write here.
My dad was just saying about this that anyone can make a "claim" and you can be arrested or questioned making your life miserable. There's nothing stopping anyone from doing this.
When David was in middle school, he drew a picture of the Titanic with a bomb on it after the teacher asked them to draw a picture of how the Titanic may have gone down.
Well that caused a stir with the teacher and she called me. She basically said she was "supposed" to go to the principal to report this (using a bomb in a picture is a no-no) even though he drew it with crayon!
She said she knew he had good parents and that we would "take care of this." I said "take care of what? What did he do wrong?"
Well I guess drawing a picture of a bomb is all it takes to unsettle people nowadays. I wanted to laugh but she was so serious it didn't seem appropriate.
Our world has certainly gone crazy.
I remember how to spell "principal" instead of "principle" because my own principal long ago told us that a principal was a "pal."
I guess those were the good ol' days.