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You teach History at the local Middle School (6th to 8th grades.) You are also the head boys' soccer coach. Your school allows corporal punishment. You may give up to four licks with a paddle in private with a witness present. You find corporal punishment works well and you utilize it both in your classroom and with your team.
One sure thing that will earn a student licks is fighting.
Today, after soccer practice, two of the 8th grade boys are agitated with each other. Robbie Young made a bad play and Tony Edwards was upset by it and has been on Robbie's case about it. The boys had some words with each other about it on the field but you felt you got them calmed down. It also doesn't help that Tony has his eyes set on a young lady that Robbie is also interested in.
You bring the team in to the locker room to shower and dress. You go to your office to make a phone call. You hear cheering and chanting from the locker room and go to see what the issue is. There are Tony and Robbie squaring off ready to go to blows while their team mates cheer them on.
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You separate the boys and take them to your office for a meeting with your paddle. As you wait for your assistant coach to come be a witness they protest that they were not fighting as no punches were ever thrown and that you have no reason to paddle them.
Does the Board of Education meet the Seat of Learning?
And, what about those boys cheering the "fight" on?