A DMK Production
You are the assistant principal at the local middle school. It is the first week of the new school year. You are responsible for most matters of discipline and you can use CP as long as a parent signs the waiver allowing it. At the end of last school year one of the seventh graders pulled a prank. The prank was harmless but did require a bit of time for cleanup and did mean the prankster would have been guilty of trespass. (A couple of classrooms were covered in disposable paper cups.) You never did find the guilty student.
Casey Adcock is now an eight grader who was a seventh grader last year. Casey is a very likable boy and is a good student and good athlete. Casey is popular with students and teachers both. Casey can be a bit of a clown and you always suspected he was behind the prank from last year but never had any proof. Casey occasionally appears before you for some minor problem. You would have paddled Casey in some of those occasions but his mother would not sign the CP waiver and so he landed in detention every time you had to deal with him.
You are visiting the cafeteria and greeting students today when you encounter Casey. Casey is his typical bubbly self and tells you he is going to do a better job of behaving this year. You tell him you are glad to hear that. Casey says his mother signed the CP waiver this year and he has heard bad things about your paddle. Casey then says, "I definitely won't be putting cups all over classrooms like I did last year." You say, "I thought that was you but I could never prove it." Casey responds, "Yeah, that was really funny."
You move on but when you get back to your office you do check and Casey's mother has signed the waiver.
Do you deal with last year's prank or does Casey get a fresh start?