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.
2022 - 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.
Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.
1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2022 - Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged with assault, and both are expelled even though Johnny started it.
Jeffrey will not be still in class; he disrupts other students.
1957 - Jeffrey is 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.
2022 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie.
Billy breaks a window in his neighbor’s car, and his dad gives him a whipping.
1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
2022 - 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.
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1957 - Mark shares his aspirin with the principal out on the smoking dock.
2022 - The police are called, and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.
Pedro fails high school English.
1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, and goes to college.
2022 - Pedro’s cause is taken up by the state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. The ACLU files a class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro’s English teacher. English is then banned from the core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.
Robbie 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.
2022 - ATF, Homeland Security, and the FBI are all called. Robbie is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents -- and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated. Robbie’s dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.
Scenario 8 (elementary school):
Tommy 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, Tommy feels better and goes on playing.
2022 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces three years in State Prison. Tommy undergoes five years of therapy.
After 20+ years of formal education, which led to filling in as a substitute teacher and tutoring hundreds of students, I can verify similar scenarios or had such stories told to me or witnessed them on television as you have when I still watched television. The schools are there, just do it, and as my mother would say (yell), “Quit your bellyaching!” True story: at around 13, my brother had been warned, yet shot a boy with a BB gun. It was never seen again, and Tom became a lawyer.