You enrolled your ten year old son, Ashton, in a private school this year. Ashton loves the school and has made lots of friends and he is thriving academically and socially. This school uses corporal punishment and you and Ashton discussed that and he is aware it is a possibility.
You get a call from the Assistant Principal today. He tells you he has Ashton in his office and that Ashton is to be given two licks but is refusing to take the paddling. The AP tells you he cannot paddle an uncooperative student and will have no choice but to suspend Ashton for two days if he does not take the paddling. You ask what happened. You are told that Ashton was late returning to class from recess and, when he realized he was late, was running down the hall. The Assistant Principal says you are free to talk to Ashton if you think it will help or you may come to the school and talk to him but the only options are two licks or two days.
Are those the only options?
What do you do about Ashton?