A Kat Production
You’re the vice principal of Truman High School. Today is a bit unusual for you, as one of your teachers had an emergency and had to leave before his last class. Rather than trying to round up a substitute or ask another teacher to cover, you decide to cover the class yourself.
The class has a reputation for unruliness, as it has a disproportionate number of 15-year-old boys in it. Nevertheless, your reputation for swinging a mean paddle keeps them in check. Near the end of class, as you’re walking around checking on the work they’re doing, you notice that one of them, “Rowdy”, is busily carving an obscenity onto his desktop.
You tell him to step out into the hall, but he protests that he has 10 licks on account, as he supplied Mr. White’s paddle. The other kids support Rowdy’s story, and he even begs you to wait and check with Mr. White.
Will you honor Rowdy’s credit with his teacher, or do you consider that arrangement non-binding on you? If you consider yourself free to paddle Rowdy, how many licks should he expect?