I'm with mAlice on this one. Asking to pay restitution is fair. What isn't fair is that one child should get off because their parents could pay the fine, while the other was not. If it couldn't be paid then the student should have a way to work it off. One student has parents who can buy their kids way out of punishment, and that isn't fair. In fact if it was me, I can BET my mom would have refused to pay it and made me either find it somewhere or work it out on my own. And at 12, making 100 bucks isn't exactly easy.