A DMK Production
You are the principal of James Buchanan High School. Yesterday, Mr. Katz, a very popular history teacher, paddled a ninth grade student, fourteen year old Logan Thompson. Logan was uncharacteristically disruptive in class despite several warnings from Mr. Katz. Logan elected to be paddled over serving detention and he was given two licks.
Now, this morning, Logan and his father are in your office. Logan's father has some very disturbing pictures to show you. The pictures are of Logan's severely bruised buttocks. You are told the condition of Logan's buttocks is from the paddling from Mr. Katz that was "both abusive and excessive beyond school policy." Mr. Thompson is very upset but is willing to give you a chance to rectify the situation. You promise Mr. Thompson a complete investigation followed by disciplinary action and possible criminal charges against Mr. Katz if the accusations are proven. Logan perks up at these words and says, "Wait! You mean Mr. K could be fired and might even go to jail?" You assure Logan that this is a serious accusation that could bring about serious consequences for Mr. Katz.
Logan then starts crying and says he has something to confess. Logan stammers and stutters but is able to admit that he and his best friend "like to play around with spanking each other." Logan says the evening before Mr. Katz paddled him that things got out of hand with the spanking play and that is why his butt was in such bad shape. Logan says he was afraid his parents would find out that "he was weird" and so he engineered the situation knowing Mr. Katz would paddle him. Logan says he could then say his butt's condition was because of Mr. Katz. Logan explains further, "Everyone likes Mr. K and so I figured nothing would come of it. Anyway, it was a just in case thing and I never really thought I would actually need an excuse." Sure enough, Logan's dad caught a glimpse of his son's buttocks that night as Logan was leaving the shower. Logan also confesses that he told his father that Mr. Katz gave him six licks and not two.
Logan insists the whole thing is his fault and pleads for you to let it go.
Logan could face serious sanctions, up to and including expulsion, for making the false report.
As principal, how do you deal with Logan?
BONUS: As Logan's dad what do you do about your son's revelation?