Update on the court case today..... we stood before the judge and he explained the options that could be chosen: guilty, not guilty, and no contest. Josh told him he was guilty for hitting the other boy. The judge was ready to hand out the punishment which wasn't looking real good - he asked Josh why he didn't run get help when the other boy was being picked on and Josh told him that the teachers were too far away. The judge asked if his friend that he defended was present (and he was - HalleluYah) and when the judge saw the size difference in the boys you could see that he understood why and would be more lenient (sp?) in handing out his verdict.
The judge asked if the other boy was present and he was not. He is scheduled to appear on the 23rd of the month for the same charges (disorderly conduct) and another incident. The judge asked us to come back at the same time so that all 3 boys are there so that he could get the whole story down.
I'm told that this other boy is taller than my son - which would also have an impact on the ruling.
We'll see what happens! Thanks for your prayers. I will let you know the outcome on the 23rd.