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For a while you have thought that your son John (16) might be gay. You haven't said anything to him, because you are hoping that he will come to you when he is ready. You have a good friend from your college days that is in a long term committed relationship with another man, and the two of them have been to your house for dinner, so John has seen and heard that you don't have any issues with gay people.
John is on his high school football team, and he has become friends with one of the student team assistants, Chris (16). You thing that John might be more than just friends with Chris. You like Chris and are fine with the two of them being more than just friends.
Chris is a much smaller kid, and his parents don't have as much money as most of the people in their high school. Because of that, he has been being bullied by some of the other players, especially Mark (17). Earlier in the year, John called Mark and his followers on their giving Chris a hard time, saying bulling isn't cool in front of the entire team. The team seemed to follow John's lead, but since then John and Mark have not gotten along.
Today you get a call from the high school assistant principle in charge of discipline. He tells you that Mark and his friends were pushing Chris around during lunch period. John found them doing this, and took a swing at Mark. He ended up breaking Mark's nose, and his finger. Chris has a black eye from when he was pushed into a locker. Mark has been suspended for 10 days for the bullying, and Mark's friends got 5 days each. John has been suspended for 2 days for fighting, which is the minimum under the school rules. He could have been suspended for up to 10 days, send to alternative school for the rest of the year, or expelled. The assistant principle wants to know if you can come pick John up and take him to the ER to have his finger set.
While you are driving John to the ER, he breaks down crying saying he couldn't let Chris get hurt and basically outs himself.
What is next?