Scenario: Jack pulls into school parking lot with deer rifle in gun rack. 1956: Vice principle comes over, takes a look at Jack's rifle, goes over to his truck and gets his rifle to show Jack. 2006: School goes into lockdown, FBI called, Jack is hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or rifle again. Counselor called in for traumatized student and teachers. Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school. 1956: Crowd of students gather, Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends. Nobody goes to jail, nobody arrested, nobody expelled. 2006: Police called, SWAT team arrives arrest Johnny and Mark. Both charged with assualt, both expelled even though Johnny started it. Scenario: Jeffery won't sit still in class, disrupts other students. 1956: Jeffery sent to principles office and given a good paddling. Sits still in class 2006: Jeffery given hugh doses of ritalin. Becomes a zombie. School gets extra money from state because Jeffery has a disability. Scenario: Pedro fails high school English. 1956: Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes on to college. 2006: Pedro's cause is taken up by state politicans. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against state school system and Pedro's English school teacher. English is stricken from core curriculum. Pedro given diploma but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he can't speak English. Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July, puts powder in model airplane bottle, blows up red ant hill. 1956: Many dead ants. 2006: BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism. FBI investigate parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated, Johnny's dad goes on terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again. I may be the oldest one on here, I sure do remember taking my rifle/shotgun to school for hunting after school. Also remember the school allowing you to take time off during harvest time on the farms and first day of deer season was a holiday. Playing mumbly-peg out in the playground with you favorite pocket knife, many times joined by a teacher.