(Cause) Melissa decided to skip class and roam the halls.
(Effect/Cause) The teacher calls home during attendence.
Has anyone seen Melissa today? Otherwise I'll have to call home and tell her parents.
(Effect/Cause) Meslissa's parents come to school.
(Effect/Cause) She and her parents go to the principal's office.
I wasn't skipping class! I forgot where my class was so I walked around to look for it. I'd never skip class!
Well, that's not what your friends told me!
(Effect/Cause) Her phone is taken away for a week, and she has to stay in her room. (NO TV) Her parents never realized she behaved like this.
Your grounded, young lady!
(Effect) Since her friends (which misbehaved as well) told on her, she stayed away from them and hung out with the good kids. She got better grades, but her old friends failed and had to retake seventh grade.