Today I was grading a student's research paper for Honors 10th grade. This student turned the paper in without the required number of sources and also had some errors in his documentation so I gave it back to him to fix before I graded it. (Actually, they submitted them electronically - I gave him back the rubric with the errors marked on it and told him to resubmit it and give me back the rubric when he did.) He finally turned the rubric back to me today and said he had re-uploaded the file - this was probably a week and a half after I had given it back to him. His excuse was that his mom had the rubric. I thought that was kind of weird. First red flag. Then I opened his paper to grade it. I had them originally do "track changes" so I could see their editing. Well, when I opened it, he had never accepted the changes, so I could still see all his changes on his rough draft. I was surprised that it looked like he had almost re-written the whole paper. I also thought it was weird that the changes were in three colors, which means three reviewers. I looked at the list of reviewers and I saw that he had made a couple changes, and the couple suggestions I had made were still saved, but then all the changes that were made where the paper was basically rewritten were his MOM. Her name was there as the third reviewer. Now, it is possible that the changes were made by him in an account that she was logged on to. But like I said, I have never had a kid totally rewrite a paper - they hate to edit for grammar errors let alone really do a meaningful revision. And the original changes made by him just say "administrator" meaning he was the original creator of the paper. The real clincher here - his mom is another English teacher in my department. Her room is right next door to mine. I am relatively sure she worked some magic to get him into honors because he is much lower than the other students in the class. On top of that, there was a LOT of drama last year in our department - we were basically split in half socially and she and I were not on the same side. I don't want to cause MORE drama in our department, especially since we are all roomed in the same hall together. But I don't think this is acceptable, and besides this paper, I don't want it to continue to go on all year. It's just SUCH a tricky situation. But if it was any other parent, I would call her on it. What should I do?