You have a fascination with spanking, in short, you are a spank-o. You also teach History and coach soccer at the nearby middle school. You have made a great effort to keep your personal interests and your professional duties separate. Although you can and do use paddling as one of your punishment options you have never let your interests influence your decision to administer corporal punishment.
Randy White is a twelve year old seventh grader in your history class. Randy also plays on your soccer team. Randy seems to have really befriended you. His father passed away when he was young and his single mother works two jobs. You understand Randy needs a male influence and he is also in need of an adult's time and attention. You pride yourself on treating all students equally but you must admit Randy has sort of gained a special place in your heart. Randy is a good student and a good athlete. He is prone to be a bit of a clown and you have needed to paddle Randy twice this year. Despite the paddlings, Randy is still loving to you.
Randy approaches you after soccer practice and he looks very concerned and serious. He asks to speak to you in private. Randy starts by telling you that his mother recently got a new job that pays her enough where she only has to work one job. He says she has been less tired but the problem is that she does not get home until 7:00 each evening. Randy said he promised his Mom he could handle being alone and that she should take the job. Randy tells you he and his mom sat down and made a list of rules for Randy to follow for his safety. Randy says his best friend came over after school yesterday and the friend had stolen some cigarettes from his mother. Randy said they went out behind his house and they each smoked a cigarette. Randy assures you he hated the cigarette and will never smoke again. Randy's problem is that he feels real guilty about what he did but he says he just cannot tell his mom or she will not trust him and will quit her job and go back to the two jobs.
Randy begs you to paddle him. He says he needs to be punished for what he did but he just cannot let his mom know. Randy says the guilt is killing him and he really needs to be paddled to feel better. Randy says you could just tell the witness he was disobedient during practice or something.
What do you do?