After about an hour of discussion of how both boys had been feeling about the conflict, Eddie’s mother apologized to Robert and his parents for what Eddie had done. Eventually, Eddie also apologized to both as well. Robert’s mother, who had been so outraged at the incident, thawed in her attitude towards Eddie and accepted the apologies. Both boys agreed that their conflict was over and that, if either heard things that the other had said about him, he would approach the other privately to verify it or speak with the counselor at school. A written agreement was signed by all and Eddie and Robert decided to shake hands as a sign of resolution.