You are the principal of the only high school in your county. Part of your duties include dealing with discipline issues. If needed, you may give up to three licks with a paddle.
Your fourteen year old son, Dale, is an entering Freshman at your school. Dale seems to have let the fact that you are the principal go to his head.
Early in the school year, Dale is being disruptive in his English class. The teacher calls him down. He responds to her, "You better leave me alone or Dad will just fire you."
The teacher sends Dale to see you and has detailed what Dale said on the office referral. Your son is now standing before you in your office while you read the referral. Dale gets cocky and asks, "So, Dad, you gonna fire her?"
How do you deal with Dale?