Yesterday, during lunch in my middle school, I took my friend's lunchbox and attempted to search it for "drugs" (As a joke). During that he grabbed it back but I refused to let go. We had a brief struggle for it and finally, it ripped (During the struggle he attempted to pinch my hand but didn't, he only touched my hand). (It was also a 2 year old lunchbox). The rip was a 2 inch long tear but not wide. The lunch box was still very usable and was $12.99 at retail price and I offered to fix it telling him I would ducktape it, glue it, or sew it back together the next day. He said "no" "no" and "no" to all of these. The next day, my other friend (who is on his morning bus) told me that Peyton said he would file a lawsuit for destruction of property and possesion of stolen property; also a restraining order but he didn't mean it seriously. Then today at lunch, he said he fixed the inner layer of the lunch box but not the outer (there was an inner and out layer). Today, I told him I am willing to buy him a new lunch box or pay for a partial amount that he would want, yet again he refused. My other friend said I should pay for all of it but I refused too because I said I wasn't "completely" responsible for it. My friend (the one who's lunch box ripped) said I was completly responsible because I took his lunch box without his consent and it was possesion of stolen property and robbery. I said it wasn't my fault completely because only when he attempted to grab it back it ripped. This made us have a huge argument on whether I had stolen it and who's fault it was. He accused me of robbery, burgurlary, possesion of stolen property, and destruction of personal property. I told him that these claims were completley false and that he was partially responsible as am I; not just me. Finally, I decided that I would ask a judge to help us sort this matter out and he agreed. So can you clarify this for us and provide some insight?