So I have a student who, unbeknownst to me and the rest of the class, has occasionally been taking other students' library books home. We discovered this when he casually admitted he had seen the books in cubbies, thought they looked interesting, and decided to borrow them to take home. He has done this with some of my personal classroom books as well. He told us this, and his mother confirmed seeing the books brought home. We sat him down, explained he can't be borrowing stuff that way, etc. etc. Now... some of the library books are lost at his house and the librarians are trying to gather all books up for the end of the year. The kids who had checked out the books have the official charges, the student of the discussion comes from a very poor family that can't really afford to pay for roughly 80$ of missing books. The librarians are aware of the situation and the call is theirs and the admin's. So, it's not my call to make, but it was an interesting thought-game with another teacher. So, theoretically only, who would you charge for the books?