Daughter got in trouble at school for breaking a school policy. It was called out hastily to the police department as a crime although it wasn't, it really was a school policy. It was a very bad incident of miscommunication. My problem is that the police officer threatened to take my daughter to the police department (before I could get there) for refusing to identify herself. I told him that she wasn't required to if she hadn't committed a crime but he said he was there investigating what he understood to be a crime and did not realize until after he questioned her that he had been given incorrect information from the school. So I asked him if he told my daughter that he was there investigating a crime that she was involved in and he said he did not. I said, "so you just walk up to her while she's waiting for me to come get her and you ask her name and grade and you think she's required to tell you because she's supposed to somehow know that you were there investigating her over something that didn't happen"? And he said yes because she had just gotten in trouble for something so she should have assumed that he was there to talk to her about that. I told him that getting in trouble for breaking a school policy doesn't usually involve having the police called on you and even though I understand the school had called it in incorrectly, he has no right to tell her that she should assume she's being investigated for a crime just because she got in trouble for breaking a school policy and that he should be required to explain why he wanted her personal identification. He told me I could take this up with any judge and any lawyer (we live in Arkansas) and I would lose. So...I'm not asking for legal purposes, I just want to know how to better instruct my children to handle a situation like this in the future. I did tell my daughter that unless she has something to hide, there's no reason not to answer basic questions; however, I also don't like the police taking their authority above and beyond and intimidating people so I also want her to know her rights.