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HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs 2010

Scenario 1:

Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.

1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.

2010 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.

Scenario 2:

Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.

2010 - Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it.

Scenario 3:

Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students.

1957 - Jeffrey sent to the Principal's office and given a good paddling by the Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2010 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for A.D.D.

Scenario 4:

Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.

1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.

2010 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has an affair with the psychologist.

Scenario 5:

Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school..

1957 - Mark shares his aspirin with a school buddy that has a headache also.

2010 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario 6:

Pedro fails high school English.

1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.

2010 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English is then banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.

Scenario 7:

Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed.

1957 - Ants die.

2010 - ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents -- and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated. Johnny's dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario 8:

Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.

1957 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

2010 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

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seen this before, unfortunantly most of it is true. Welcome to the USA

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To be fair, the kids today and kids back then are not of the same animal.

Also, Ritalin does not turn you into a zombie. It may stunt growth, but if anything it gives you a mild case of OCD.

Here's a list of far more likely scenarios in 2010:

Scenario 1:

Jack breaks into his dad's gun cabinet, and brings a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun to school. He shows it off to a few friends, believing it will make him look bad-***.

2010 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to juvenile detention and is forced to see a psychiatrist for several months to determine how crazy he is and which happy pills (probably benzodiazepines) he has to take to stay chill.

Scenario 2:

Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school. A teacher tries to stop the fight and is slugged in the face.

2010 - Police called -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it. Both kids are uncooperative with the officers and have to be physically restrained by several officers. The parents then sue the police department for unnecessary roughness and police brutality, citing bruises on the boys. While the lawsuit is likely to get thrown out, it stirs up a community-wide @#$!-storm and someone in the police department eventually becomes a scapegoat and is forced to resign.

Scenario 3:

Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students. The school notifies his parents and asks for their cooperation. The parents either ignore the school or tell them that it's the school's job to teach Jeffery to not be disruptive.

2010 - Jeffrey is tested for ADD by the school psychiatirst, and is diagnosed with it. He begins to take a prescribed dose of either Ritalin, Vyvanse or Aderall.

Scenario 4:

Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and the neighbors throw a hissy fit and presses charges.

2010 - Billy is forced to do a set amount of hours of community service. Furthermore, this will be a permanent black mark on his record and will impact his success in the future.

Scenario 5:

Mark breaks his leg and is prescribed Percocet/Vicodin by his doctor to deal with the pain.

2010 - Mark realizes that he can "get high" by taking more than the recommended dosage of the opiate, and brings some to school to sell to his friends so he can make some extra money and "look cool" at the same time. Mark is caught, the police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario 6:

Pedro fails high school English.

2010 - Pedro drops out of high school and begins living on government assistance.

Scenario 7:

Johnny learns from the internet how to make fertilizer bombs from household materials such as Drano and assorted nitrates. He sets one off in his backyard and ends up losing some body part such as a limb or an eye.

2010 - His parents sue the manufacturers of various household items for negligence in making their products tamper-proof. Gets away with a huge lump of cash in the settlement. Coincidentally, Johnny's parents didn't notice anything odd about their son suddenly developing an interest in mixing various household cleaners and assortments of gardening products together in the garage while wearing a surgical mask. No one questions them for negligence.

Scenario 8:

Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee He is found crying by his teacher, Mary.

2010 - Johnny's parents sue the school for negligence and demand damages for pain and suffering. The school takes down the playground because it is deemed hazardous. The school is then forced to make budget cuts and let qualified educators go and resort to lower quality teaching materials in order to pay for attorney fees and the settlement.

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Yawn....you guys get your news from the news too much, LOL.  The world must be a really scary place for some.

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Future newscasters.  ;D

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the only one I can argue with is #2, at my school it was more like Jacksonville sherriffs office shows up, uses there billy clubs to brake appart the crowd, then taze's the 2 fighters multiples times till they quit moving because they are possibly dead!

and I will admit I have messed up on number 1 before, in college not high school but it is an easy mistake to make but I wont agian, a kid i knew got arrested last week at FSC in jacksonville for having his shot gun under his back seat.

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