Though I am off topic from the context of this thread I feel sorry about your plight. I think it would be better to take legal action and let the kids and their parents know the seriousness of the issue. Being sympathetic will not help them in understanding the trouble they have caused and that would be a learning lesson for them. If we let them free just by scolding or beating they will only become more aggressive. I seriously feel the new generation kids lack empathy in all means.