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You have two sons: Greg is fourteen and Gary is eleven. Both boys get along well and have a close relationship.
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A couple of facts about your sons:
1. Greg "watches" Gary for a couple of hours every day after school until you make it home from work.
2. Gary has had a difficult year at school this grade behaviorally. Nothing is seriously egregious and is mostly things like being tardy and overly talkative in class and forgetting basic classroom rules. Cumulatively the behaviors have become an issue and have earned Gary several detentions. Normally you let the school handle such things but finally told Gary he was in for a serious spanking if he got another detention.
This happened two days ago and is unknown to you:
Gary got another detention for being late to his music class (he spent too much time beforehand socializing with friends) and then was running in the hall trying to make it on time. Gary got a detention notice from school for you to sign. (No, the school is not up on modern times and does not use email notification.) Gary was bemoaning the situation with Greg who offered to help. Greg forged your signature on the detention notice and then the next day covered for Gary while he stayed after school. The boys thought all was well.
Today the principal called you at your office. The principal thought the signature on the detention notice looked suspicious and compared it to others that were on file. You tell the principal you had no knowledge of the detention or the notice. You are told Gary will have a detention the next day for the forged note.
You confront Gary when you get home and he says he forged the note. (He is trying to protect big brother.) Greg overhears the conversation and comes clean about his role in the matter.
How do you sort it all out?