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Your twelve-year-old son Desmond and another boy have been accused of cheating because they have identical answers on several test questions. Neither boy will admit to copying. The headmaster of their school has given them until the following morning for one of them to admit guilt or they will both be caned.
What advice do you have for Desmond? Is there anything more you can do, keeping in mind that the headmaster is known for his intransigence and that the school culture tends to make life hard for any pupils whose parents intercede on their behalf?