It is not harmful to MOST teenagers ( this tactic isn't appropriate for young kids) to take unnecessary stuff.
From what I understood, we're talking -abused and neglected- teenagers here though.
(As per the very logic, wouldn't be on bad terms with the law if they were proper cared for.)
We're not really talking healthy teen population to begin with.
And I just said what's the difference.
Lost wasn't in any legal position to do any punitive moves like that.
Nor it sounds the situation absolutely warranted something that could be well argued was false imprisonment.