A Late Chat Production
You are the Dean of Discipline at a private all boys school. You have one Daniel Kingston, a thirteen year old eight grader, standing before you trying to explain his most recent referral to your office.
You are responsible for most of the discipline at your school and have several options available to you such as detentions, writing assignments, ISS, suspension, lunch isolation, and you may even recommend students for expulsion in severe cases. You are allowed to utilize corporal punishment and may give up to four licks with a wooden paddle.
Young Mr. Kingston is a great student and good in athletics and is very popular with his peers but he is somewhat of a class clown. This is not Daniel's first visit to your office. Daniel has received lectures, detentions, lines and, most recently, three licks, for various rule violations.
Daniel brought a full color glossy photograph of his own naked back side to school with him. (He says he took the photo himself and printed it from a photo printer he has at home.) His history teacher is fond of using power point presentations. The students find them boring. Daniel sneaked in the classroom before class and pulled the screen down and taped the photo of his bare butt to the screen and rolled the screen back in place. When the teacher lowered the screen to start the power point there was Daniel's "likeness" in all of its glory. The class, especially Daniel, all howled with laughter. To keep the class from getting a group punishment Daniel confessed to his "crime."
Daniel's response to you is:
"Chill out! I was just trying to liven things up. Mr. Foster is so boring and so I thought we could all use a laugh. We're all guys around here and it's just a butt. What's the big deal?"
How do you deal with Daniel?
BONUS: You are Daniel's parent and he has just showed you a letter from the school outlining what he did and the school's response. What do you do?