How many times have you heard that? Well, let me tell you about a group of "awful" teenagers!
It did happen a few years ago...but only a few.
ODD was in a coed gym class. One of the boys was a little "slow" (I apologize for this reference, but I do not know what kind of difficulties or disability he had). Because of that and the wonderful utilization of Velcro on tennis shoes, the young man had never learned how to tie his shoes. During this class, he was teased about it. One day, they had some testing where the instructor could only take a few at a time which left the others sitting around the on the bleachers.
While waiting, some of the guys started teaching the above mentioned boy how to ties shoes. He learned it just in that one class.
When giving ODD her lunch money and allowance for the next week, she asked if she could have two dollars more. After she paid for lunch, she'd only have $3 left, and everyone in the gym class had been asked to donate $5. Okay, but why?
They were pitching in to buy the young man a *nice* pair of athletic shoes with LACES! The gym teacher (a baseball coach) later said that he'd never been so proud of one of his "teams".