I don't think it's terribly bright to take a snazzy road bike to school, but then again, there are kids who drive their parents Lexus' and Mercedes to school. It's just that bikes are easier to steal.
Years ago, my own bike was stolen from the garage of our apartment building. It wasn't a really high-end bike but I'd saved up to buy it and so it was devastating. What puzzled me was that there were better bikes there for stealing- including a Peugeot with a not-too-good lock. Why the ^%&(&&^% stole mine, I'll never know.
You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. That's great...if you want to attract vermin.