1957 - 2007. What's the difference?
Jack pulls into school parking lot with rifle in gun rack.
1957 - Vice Principal comes over, takes a look at Jack's rifle, goes to his car and gets his rifle to show Jack.
2007 - School goes into lockdown. FBI and Homeland security called, Jack hauled off to jail never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.
Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.
1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends.
2007 - Police called. SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Both charged with assault, both expelled.
Jeffrey won't sit still in class, disrupts other students.
1957 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a paddling by principal. despite sore bottom, sits still in class.
2007 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. becomes a zombie. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.
Cindy has a headache and takes headache medicine to school.
1957 - Cindy shares headache medicine with principal out on smoking dock.
2007 - Police and DEA called. Cindy expelled for drug policy violations. Car impounded and searched for weapons.
Billy breaks a window in his Father's car and his dad gives him a whipping.
1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up and becomes a successful businessman.
2007 - Billy's dad arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. Billy's sister is convinced by psychologist that she was abused herself and dad goes to prison.
Pedro fails high school English.
1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.
2007 - Newspaper article appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against school system and Pedro's teacher. Pedro given diploma anyway but job options limited by poor English.
Johhny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up an anthill.
1957 - Ants die.
2007 - BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism. FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated. Johnny's dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed on a commercial flight again.
Rose falls while running during recess and scrapes her knee She is found crying by her teacher, Fred. Fred hugs her to comfort her.
1957 - In a short time Rose feels better and goes on playing.
2007 - Fred is accused of being a sexual predator and loses his job. He now faces three years in state prison.
Anyone have any more?
Thanks to Phil Proctor.