You are the Assistant Principal at the local middle school. You are responsible for discipline and may, if needed, give up to three licks with a paddle. One of the seventh graders, twelve year old Mitch Phillips was referred to you earlier in the week for being late to school multiple times. He had been late five times in the last month, some as much as a half hour, and had no real reason for it. You assigned Mitch an after school detention and warned him any future tardy would result in three licks..
This morning Mitch was twenty minutes late and is now standing before you in your office. He bursts in to tears and begs you not to "spank" him. Mitch explains that his dad "gave him a hard spanking" that morning because he cursed at his mom. Mitch says that is the reason he was late as he was getting over the spanking. Mitch says he is still sore and just doesn't think he could stand another one from you.
What do you do with Mitch?
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