Suarez used to be a good student in school and a well-behaved boy at home.
However of late, he had mixed with the wrong company. He lost interest in his
studies and his grades wee affected. His parents had received many phone calls
from his teachers at school complaining about him. At home, he became a
rebellious and disrespectful child to his parents. They had tried to coax him to
change and even tried harsher methods like grounding him, but nothing seemed to
work. He seemed to be spiraling from bad to worse. His parents were at a loss as
to what to do with him. Then, an incident occurred which was the turning point
in Suarez's life.
Two weeks ago, Suarez played truant from school. He went to
a nearby shopping center to meet up with his group of undesirable friends. They
loitered around the quiet shopping center, chatting with one another. Then, one
of Suarez's friends suggested that they walk around the shops to kill time. In
one of the shops, Suarez saw a comic book that he really liked. However, his
pocket money was not enough to pay for the book so he surreptitiously slipped
the book into his bag. Surprisingly, when the boys left the store, the security
alarm did not sound.
Suarez was very relieved and happy that he had managed to
pull off the act so successfully. He then
went to the toilet as he was having a stomach ache. In the cubicle, he took out
his cigarettes and lit up one of them. This
caused the sound of an alarm to pierce the air. Suarez did not even realize that
he was the cause of the noise until there was a banging on his toilet cubicle.
The security guard demanded that Suarez come out of the cubicle at once. Suarez
That day, the guard called up Suarez's parents down tot he shopping
center. He recounted the smoke detector incident to them and Suarez was fined
for smoking in the toilet. In addition, when Suarez was caught, the guard did a
routine check on Suarez's bag and discovered the stolen book. That got him into
more trouble. His parents managed to
convince the guard not to report it to the police. From then on, Suarez realized
the severity of his actions and has been trying to turn over a new leaf ever