Sad But True Highschool 1959-2009


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Dec 11, 2007
This was on another forum im a member of, id thought id share.

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.

1959 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.

2009 - 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.

1959 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.

2009 - Police called and SWAT team arrives – they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged them with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it.

Scenario 3:

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

1959 - 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.

2009 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The school gets extra money from the state because Jeffrey has a disability.

Scenario 4:

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

1959 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.

2009 - 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.

1959 - Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock.

2009 - 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.

1959 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.

2009 - 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.

1959 - Ants die.

2009 - 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.

1959 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

2009 - 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.
Upside Down

These are really sad times we live in... What you posted is so true, i relate to that growing up . What the Hell is going on with this society?
So so sad but so so true. Political Corectness has killed this country and there is no end in sight! I was born in '71 and my teenage years were through the '80's and even that seemed to be a much simpler (and more sane) time.
I still remember you could get paddled in grade school without the parent's consent, and that was in 1987. What's that saying....if you were born after 1980, you don't know how good you got it?
my 18 yo daughter tried to pull that , i'll call the cops b.s when i was disciplining her a few years back. i told her go head, what do you think i'm going to do to you when i get out of jail. she never said it again
I remember when I was 3rd grade and I got into a fight in the classroom with Tony. We both went to the office and got a paddling and I got another one when I got home !!!!!

Too many laws, too much Government !!!!
I got in a fight in seventh grade with a friend when he pushed me. The teacher broke it up before it was over. We both got suspended for a day. The teachers knew we were friends and made us apologize, yada yada, then they had to do according to school rule. It was a great day off. I went to my grandmas house and went swimming with my cousins and rode bikes and popped wheelies on my grandpas lawn tractor all day;)
So sad but true. I got into a playground fight in 8th grade. The teacher broke it up, took us to the gym, made us put on boxing gloves and fiinish the fight. The other kid and I shook hands after it was over and became friends.
I wonder if in 1909 some old fart wrote a letter to all of his friends about how horribly times had changed for the worse...... :wink: