I certainly hope Jan doesn’t back away from dealing with the punishment aspect of plagiarism. This is dreadfully serious. It indicates an approach to life. Look, I know it’s a comic strip, but if you’re going to write about this stuff, then have the courage to really write about it. The girl needs to be suspended from school, with parent conference required for re-admission, and (it goes w/o saying) an F in the class at least.