Well, good for them. Not unlike adults, teenagers are impressionable people and can be easily influenced to say stupid things. It was a mistake, but they owned up to it, assuming these are the same girls. Perhaps this is a genuine apology and they will truly learn from it, perhaps its just a case of them getting caught. Its not easy admitting you did something stupid. People mess up and are not always willing to own up to it. I am reminded by a recent event where an adult failed to take responsibility for his actions, State Representative Scott Bundgaard.
And, in a way, he did. Facing censure, or perhaps even expulsion, by his state Senate colleagues for his role in a violent fight last winter with his girlfriend on a freeway, Bundgaard was moments away on Friday from testifying in his Senate Ethics Committee hearing.
Perhaps the grown-ups can learn something here, too. Peace.