They were just 'horsing around'.
No, 'horsing around' is dropping water balloons orspitting over the edge. They were deliberately causing destruction and someone got seriously hurt because of it. I don't feel any sympathy for them at all.
This comes as no surprise :
Neither of their dads were at the hearing.
>So how long would/will it be before these 'good kids' get bored w/ random vandalism and move on to deliberate assault?