Yesterday, me and two other "friends" of mine were caught shoplifting at Sears in Manchester CT. I had one shirt and the other to had a total of 8 things combined. The Sears security took us to a room in the store and searched our bags. We are all under the age of 18 (16 ,15, 14). We were also all arrested, but without handcuffs and finger prints. The other two girls got referrals and were released into their parents custody. I was as well but I got a paper saying that I need to go to court. Why am I the only one going to court? The officer said it was because I didn't live in Manchester and the others did. Im still confused by this. Will this be on me professional record? Will my school find out? Can I get charges dropped through a diversion program. What do I do?