A Late Chat Production
Boyd is your fourteen year-old son. Joe, your fourteen year-old nephew, is staying with you for two weeks while your sister and brother-in-law take a second honeymoon. Joe lives close by and so both boys attend the same school. You still use spanking with Boyd and Joe is also subject to spanking from his parents as well. You have permission to spank Joe as well if needed.
The boys go on a field trip to a local museum with their history class. Boyd and Joe have an idea to make the trip last longer. As the field trip is coming to a close they slip away from the group and find a private rest room and hide. Their idea is to delay the departure of the group thereby getting everyone back to school too late to attend the last class of the day.
Their plan works. After several head counts it is discovered the boys are not on the bus. The supervising teacher and one of the parent chaperones go back in to the building to look for the boys but can't find them. Everyone begins to get concerned and enlists the help of the museum's security staff. Boyd and Joe are found by one of the museum security guards. By now the bus has been delayed for over thirty minutes.
The fact the boys were laughing hysterically and were obviously hiding and were in a non-public area of the museum quickly gives them away as things being far from "accidentally getting lost" as the boys initially claim. Boyd and Joe eventually admit to their plan and call it a "harmless joke."
The boys are taken in to the principal when the bus finally makes it back to school. The principal does not see things as a harmless joke and tells Boyd and Joe that they are each going to get two licks. The boys tell the principal that they are not going to take the paddling. Boyd and Joe think they did nothing worthy of a punishment, especially not a paddling. The boys continue to refuse the licks.
The principal calls you and explains everything. The principal says he cannot paddle the boys if they won't cooperate and so he has no choice but to suspend them for two days. You are asked to come to school.
How do you sort all of this out?