*A "Guess Who" Production
Your son George (12) has been close friends with Rupert (same age) for several years... they've been inseparable since you moved in when your son was five.
Rupert has a little problem; he's very greedy (particularly for candy) and is thus very overweight for his age; this was not a problem at his old school since the kids all knew him there and he was reasonably popular. This has changed with the boys' graduation to senior public - he has been teased unmercifully about his paunch since he started in September. To add to the lad's difficulties, he has been showing signs of type II diabetes and his doctor has laid down the law. Rupert is now on a strict diet which he has been forbidden to deviate from on pain of very dire punishment.
George has also been subject to the bullying and general unpopularity that comes with being Rupert's known friend. This has been wearing thin and George would now do just about anything to get in with the in crowd...and this weekend he did just that.
He ordered a bag of Haribo sugarless gummy bears and set up a plan to humiliate Rupert... some of the cool kids pretended to befriend the boy and they went out for a hike in the woods together with your son and his BFF. They brought along snacks - which Rupert was forbidden to eat - and handed him the bag of candy, which he thought, since it was sugar free, he actually could eat.
George took care to warn Rupert that the candy might cause gastric upset and to be careful how many of them he ate; he knew full well, however, that Rupert would be unable to resist eating the whole bag. Rupert liked the candy, and did indeed devour the whole bag in short order.
To George's credit, he did not really know how severe the reaction would be: Rupert was in very serious pain and had had several accidents in his shorts when he finally arrived at his home. One of the other boys captured the incident on his telephone and posted it online... by the time You Tube removed it at his father's request, nearly every kid at the school had seen the video of poor Rupert soiling himself uncontrollably.
Rupert's father has just called you regarding the incident... the boy is in hysterics and is absolutely refusing to leave the house... and he doesn't want to see your son ever again, either.
What do you do?
*The person who provided this BOTD scenario wishes to remain anonymous and would like to see if you all can identify him. So, if you would, in your answer, venture a guess as to the author. [/quote]