Dr. Benjamin Franklin in France

by Dr. Pelham Mead

Few people realize how significant a role Dr. Benjamin Franklin played in bringing an end to the American Revolutionary war by involving the French and the Spanish governments. While doing research for one of my movie scripts about shapeshifters and the Japanese variation, the Kitune or Fox shapeshifter I had to research Benjamin Franklin while he was negotiating with France to purchase 100 brass canons, 2500 uniforms and ammunition from the French government, aka King Louis XVI who was still a young man of 23 years of age in 1777.

In June of 1776, the Continental Congress send Silas Deane, a Connecticut Teacher to France to negotiate to purchase arms and uniforms from the French on credit. On June 5, 1776 Deane landed in Burgundy France. It wasn’t until July 7 that he made it to Paris, France. Meanwhile he sent a letter recommended by Franklin to Dr. Edward Bancroft to come to Paris to help Deane. Bancroft was an American living in London and spoke fluent French and was a brilliant scientist and writer. He had written many books of Dutch Guiana when he lived there for a few years. During the fall of 1776 Deane and Bancroft approached merchants to purchase supplies for the Colonies. They met with Foreign Minister for King Louis XVI, Vergennes and told him what the Colonies needed which was a loan. At first the French were coy but eventually loaned the Americans 1 million livre and another Million livre came from the Spanish government. In December of 1776, Dr. Franklin arrived in Paris on Dec. 23, 1776 with his two grandsons, Temple Franklin age 16 and William Franklin age 6. He brought them along to get a good European education in France or Switzerland. Temple became Franklin’s personal secretary and learned to speak French in the process. Bancroft helped to translate French documents for Deane and Franklin. They never knew that the British had bought Bancroft out to spy on the Americans. At the time Bancroft was broke from debts owed and bad stock transactions. He was a born American but believed that the Americans should not separate from the British. Part of his belief was based on the fact that he needed black oak bark for his cloth dying business in London and if the Americans went to war with the British, he would not be able to get any black oak from America.

Back to Franklin. He was already a celebrity in France because many of his books were published in French and everyone was aware of his kite experiment with electricity. Franklin had a laid back approach to diplomacy. He held dinners for his rich friends and sought the aid of many famous Frenchmen for the American cause. He lived in the Hotel de Valentineious in Passy, France, just outside Paris which was provided for him by a rich French merchant. Arthur Lee arrived from London soon after Bancroft arrived and was surprised to learn much planning had been done without him. He went off to Spain and Prussia to seek help and was not around the fall of 1776 and 1777. Franklin wisely made friends with Minister Vergennes which helped the Americans secure 3 million lives eventually to purchase arms, cannons, black powder and ammunition. The ships sailed to the Caribbean to avoid the British blockade and the on to the Colonies to deliver the goods. It was Franklin that helped to draw up the Treaty of Paris which formally announced a partnership with France and the Colonies. After that France declare war against Britain on the side of the American Colonies. Without the loans from the French which Franklin won the war against the British would have been lost.

The French built many Man of war ships over the years between 1776 and 1778 and eventually helped the Americans blockade the Colonies harbors from the British. Franklin was 70 years of age when he first went to Paris in 1776 and he gave his duties his main attention in Paris.

Dr. Mead at home
Dr. Pelham Mead writing at home in El Cajon, Calif.




A World of Tolerance

With the recent massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand of 49 moslems by one terrorist it reminds us that terrorism is a global problem. The lone wolf terrorist is perhaps the most difficult to detect unless they are promoting their ideas on social media. With the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11 in New York City, Americans thought terrorism was only an American problem. It is not. Those individuals who fall outside of society’s norms are always going to demonstrate their radical ideas to attract attention. Just like the little boy who keeps falling down in the playground for no reason but to attract attention, likewise the lone wolf terrorist wants attention like a child.

We live in a world of religious intolerance with each religion preaching that they have exclusive rights to God. No one religion owns God. He or she is universal and ministers to all religions and all who believe. The moslems and the Christians of today need to form an alliance to protect their parishioners in the United States as well as the World. The Crusades are over and Christianity is not at war with the Moslem world any longer. Jerusalem is a city that belong to everyone, even though many religions reside within.

The religious leaders read from the bible and try to pattern their lives after the events in the Bible. The Bible is thousands of years old and the New Testament is two thousand years old. In many ways the Bible does not resolve modern problems of intolerance. The Romans are long gone and are replace by other warring societies, but the worst of all is not a warring country, but an ideal of intolerance throughout the world. Unless societies and religions learn to get along, they will become extinct like the Romans, Greeks, and barbarians of the past became extinct. Christianity is not blameless with it’s ideas for centuries that the only true religion is Christianity. Then the moslem religion develops which honors Christ as a Prophet and St. John the Baptist yet somehow the message from Mohammed of peace for all man-kind got lost through the ages. In India moslem and Hindu have fought for centuries over differing beliefs rather then build on peace and their similarities. In Ireland the Catholics fight with the Protestants as to who is the right religion. Religions cannot continue to fight forever, and likewise we as people of the world cannot allow intolerance to exist. We must all live and let live, share and understand, love and not condemn. Regionally in the United States there are major differences of tolerance of different people of color, minorities, woman, immigrants and on and on. In the Mid-west the Americans have always held the hard line that only the whites shall rule. Go down South and you will find a fracture society that still treats people of color poorly. The Civil War is never forgotten in the South. In the Northeast where the major cities of New York and Boston exist, immigration is the main blood flow of new life and workers for America. No one turns Chinese people away in New York city. They have their own China town and do very well in this large city. Boston is a city of many black minorities that used to work in the factories in Boston, but now the factories are gone. Americans are all on a ladder to success, struggling to make life better for the next generation. Religious intolerance is not the role model to leave in place for the next generation in America or anywhere in the world.

We need to as Americans, to get off our butts and become more vocal about our equal rights as citizens and to promote tolerance of all races, creeds, religions, immigrants and those that seem different than others. Our forefathers did not sacrifice their lives for a country that is deeply divided as to white vs. black issues or inequality against minorities by the Police. Our forefathers planned for a society that was a melting pot of all countries, races, and religions. They provided religious freedom and freedom of speech in our constitution, yet many seek to silence those who seem different. In American we all speak the same language, English. We are bonded together in the right to work at any job we want. We can achieve anything in our society so long as we protect the constitution and the freedoms our forefathers promised. The time for intolerance is over. We must say something, do something other than watch TV and do nothing. The time for action is now before the terrorists and radicals ruin our society and it’s future on this planet.

The Dean of Students

by Dr. Pelham K. Mead

THE DEAN OF STUDENTS

Written by Dr. Pelham Mead III

Based on a true story THE DEAN OF STUDENTS

By Dr. Pelham Mead III

Based on a true story.

TV PILOT

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EPISODE ONE- THE DEAN OF STUDENTS AT KAKIAT JUNIOR HIGH, EAST RAMAPO SCHOOL DISTRICT, SPRING VALLEY, NEW YORK.

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SCENE-INT. DAY- DEAN’S OFFICE IN KAKIAT JUNIOR HIGH. (Opening Scene to be repeated at the beginning of each episode) Note: Pelham Mead, Dean of Students for Kakiat Junior high is a tall man with light brown hair, and a short mustache, and thin rimmed eye glasses. He is dressed in a white shirt, no tie, light brown sports jacket, and slacks. The scene opens with Mr. Mead entering his office, and trying to find a pen in his desk which is cluttered with water pistols, sling shots, knives, bullets, and one pellet gun.

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (42) Good morning Mrs. Rodofsky.

Note: Mr. Mead enters a small office with orange hanging folders stacked on the floor, cabinets and tables. They are everywhere making the room look like a dump.

We have to get rid of these disciplinary folders one of these days. Have you filed any of them yet? My previous secretary did not like to file folders.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY (45) Good morning Mr. Mead.

Mr. Mead enters his office. Five seconds of video show his title on the door (Pelham Mead, Dean of Students). As the camera scans across the outer room piles of orange files are stacked almost as high as the ceiling. Some stacks are on the floor. There is almost no room to walk except a path to the 2.

Dean’s office.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (Looking through his desk draws) Damm it where the hell are my pens? (Opens left lower desk draw which is full of water pistols) I have enough water pistols to start a toy store. (Opens top left desk draw) (The top draw is full of decks of cards, marbles, pea shooters and sling shots. Nothing but marbles and cards in this draw. (He opens the desk middle draw and a huge 18 inch hunting knife is in the draw along with several pocket knives. Hunting knives and no pens.(Opens Right top draw which is full of more water pistols). If there were a market for used water pistols, I would be rich.(Opens The right lower desk draw, and the draw is full of cap guns and a pellet gun) He digs through the cap guns and puts the pellet gun on top of his desk and on the bottom of the draw is one single ink pen.

Finally, a pen in a field of cap guns and a pellet gun. I have an arsenal here. (Mr. Mead puts all the cap guns and pellet gun back in the lower right hand draw. On top of the desk is three trays marked IN, PENDING, Processed. The IN file is stacked so high it is cascading into the Pending box. The Processed file is empty. Lisa how many students do we have today?

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY About fifty Mr. Mead.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Fifty? Damm. It is going to take me all day to interview fifty students. Call down twenty students during homeroom today, and ten during 3rd period, ten during 4th period lunch and ten during 5th period lunch.

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Make sure you do not call down any 7th graders during their 3rd period lunch period, and the same for 8th graders during 4th period, and lastly no 9th graders during 5th period lunch.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Yes, Mr. Mead. I will start from the bottom of the list, and call down the first 20 students during homeroom.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Thanks Lisa. I will help you file the thousands of old files that were never filed if I get time later today. (Video scans the office outside the Dean’s office where orange discipline files are stacked everywhere.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS My previous secretary did not know how to file folders nor did she enjoy filing folders so we have last year’s folders as well as this year’s folders. I need to find a better process.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY (On the school PA system) Will the following students report to the Dean of Students office immediately. Gregg Gross, Mindy Epstein, Sal Vendi, Gerald Rosen, Mandy Walstein, Paul Hollerman, Jerome Washington, Lavitia Green, Mohammed Figal, Brett Wolf, Andy Rothman, Adam Preenstein,…

(CONT’D)

Five minutes later a line of students forms outside the Dean’s office and down the hall past the main office. 4.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I am going to speed this up by dealing with the Lates to class, and cutting class by assigning them automatically to after-school detention this afternoon. (Dean Pelham Mead steps outside in the hallway and makes an announcement) The following students were either late to class more than two times or cut class are here by assigned to after-school detention. If you are on a Sports team you will not be allowed to attend practice.Gregg Gross, Mindy Epstein, Sal Vendi, Gerald Rosen, Mandy Walstein, Paul Hollerman, Jerome Washington, Lavitia Green, Mohammed Figal, Brett Wolf, Andy Rothman, Adam Preenstein. All other students will remain here in line until I can interview them. Those of you that I called can return to class immediately. Get a pass from Mrs. Rodofsky to return to class.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Mrs. Rodofsky, send in Malcolm Jones please.

(CONT’D)

Malcolm comes into the Dean’s office.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Sit down Malcom. I have a disciplinary referral from Mr. Knapp that you cursed at him in class. Is this true Malcom?

MALCOM JONES (13) STUDENT He got up in my face Mr. Mead.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Really? Did he touch or hit you?

MALCOM JONES No he threatened to call my parents for not doing any homework.

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Really? Do you swear at your patents when you get mad?

MALCOM JONES No. My father would take my head off.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I am going to call your parents now. Is your mother at home Malcom?

MALCOM JONES I think so. My father works in New York city for the Electrical Union and he does not have a cell phone. Please don’t call my mother.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Hello Mrs. Jones. This is Mr. Mead, Dean of Students at Kakiat Junior high. I have your son Malcom in my office this morning. It seems he cursed out Mr. Knapp his Science teacher yesterday.

MRS. WELINDA JONES (50) MOTHER Hello, Yes Mr. Mead. I am sorry to hear that Malcom could not keep his fat mouth shut and show his teacher some respect.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Normally we would put Malcom in the In-school Suspension room for a whole day where he will not be able to talk and homework will be sent to keep him busy all day. He will also eat his lunch in the Suspension room. We have however an alternative. If you give your permission I can have Malcom do Community Service during his lunch period today picking up papers on the school grounds.

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

He will have to do three lunch periods of Community service instead of a whole day of In-school suspension. What would you like me to do Mrs. Jones?

Note: Mrs. Jones is a large 300 pound black woman with an Afro hair style and a moo moo dress.

MRS. WELINDA JONES Put that boy in Community Service picking up papers. Maybe it will teach him to keep his big mouth shut.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS OK, I will assign Malcom to 4th period Community Service today and two days after. Than you for your support Mrs. Jones.

Have a good day. Goodbye. OK, Malcom you heard your mother, and she approved of you serving Community Service today and two other days during your lunch period. At the beginning of 4th period lunch you will report to my office with your lunch. If you do not have lunch we will provide you with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a container of milk. You have 15 minutes to finish your lunch. After that you will be given a plastic trash bag, and a paper picker tool to pick up papers on the Soccer field and surrounding area. You are not to talk to your friends or anyone out during lunch recess. I will personally be observing you the whole period outdoors to make sure you are picking up papers the entire time. When you are done and the bell rings you are to show your bag contents to me before you dump it in the dumpster. Do you understand these instructions Malcom?

MALCOM JONES Yes, but am not happy.

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS See you at the beginning of 4th period. Do not be late or you will get an additional day of community service. Mrs. Rodofsky who is next.

FADE OUT.

Later that day Mr. Mead meets the students serving Community Service that day.

FADE IN: PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (CONT’D)

You students have 15 minutes to eat your lunch. There is to be no talking. When you are done I will give you a plastic garbage bag and a paper picker took to pick up papers and soda cans or bottles on or around the Soccer field outside. I will be watching you the whole time. When the bell rings, you are to bring your bags back to me to inspect and then you can dump them in the dumpster at the back of the building. There is to be no talking to each other or your friends. Does everyone understand?

15 minutes later.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS OK, here are your garbage bags and paper picker tool. Put on your coats and let’s go outside.

(CONT’D)

On the field Dean Mead is standing on the Soccer field holding a cup of coffee watching the students picking up papers. It is windy and his hair is blowing in the wind and it is cold and even with his heavy coat it is noticeable how cold he is. His face begins to become rosy red from the cold. He begins spitting on the ground.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Brrrrr, it is as cold as hell out here. Thank God for this coffee.

(CONT’D)

When the bell rings all the students turn in their bag of trash and Mr. Mead 8.

inspects them and then tells them to take the bags to the dumpster.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Take the bags to the dumpster and throw them in. See you tomorrow, same time, same place.

MALCOM JONES Man that sucked. I am sorry I cursed at Mr. Knapp because this is torture.

(CONT’D)

Mr. Mead comes back into his office.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Boy it was cold outside. Lisa have the remainder of the students I have to interview report to my office now.

FADE OUT.

At the end of the Day, Mr. Mead puts on his coat and exits the school by the side door.

FADE IN: PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (CONT’D)

Holy crap! Someone broke my car windshield. This is the third time this has happened. I am going to have to park my car out in the faculty parking lot to keep it away from any students. Damm, now I will have to drive home sitting in a pile of broken glass.

Mr. Mead is seen sitting in a pile of glass peering through a broken windshield, squinting his eyes to see.

FADE TO BLACK.

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EPISODE TWO- BULLETS IN SCHOOL.

SCENE 1-INT. DAY- DEAN OF STUDENT’S OFFICE.

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (42) Good morning Mrs. Rodofsky.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY (45) Good morning Mr. Mead.

Mr. Mead enters his office. Five seconds of video show his title on the door (Pelham Mead, Dean of Students). As the camera scans across the outer room piles of orange files are stacked almost as high as the ceiling. Some stacks are on the floor. There is almost no room to walk except a path to the Dean’s office.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (Looking through his desk draws) Damm it where the hell are my pens? (Opens left lower desk draw which is full of water pistols) I have enough water pistols to start a toy store. (Opens top left desk draw) (The top draw is full of decks of cards, marbles, pea shooters and sling shots. Nothing but marbles and cards in this draw. (He opens the desk middle draw and a huge 18 inch hunting knife is in the draw along with several pocket knives. Hunting knives and no pens.(Opens Right top draw which is full of more water pistols). If there were a market for used water pistols, I would be rich.(Opens The right lower desk draw, and the draw is full of cap guns and a pellet gun) He digs through the cap guns and puts the pellet gun on top of his desk and on the bottom of the draw is one single ink pen.

Finally, a pen in a field of cap guns and a pellet gun. I have an arsenal here. (Mr. Mead puts all the cap guns and pellet gun back in the lower right hand draw. On top of the desk is three trays marked IN, PENDING, Processed. The IN file is stacked so high it is cascading into the Pending box. The Processed file is empty. Lisa how many students do we have today? 10.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Less than most days. We have around 25 students. The fear of serving Community Service in front of their peers is making a lot of students think twice before cutting a class.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Bengee Magal do you know why you are here today?

BENGEE MAGAL (12) STUDENT

No, sir.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Do you want to empty your pockets Bengee?

BENGEE MAGAL, STUDENT What for Mr. Mead?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Your teacher Mr. Ross has reported to me that you were playing with live bullets in class. Is that true?

BENGEE MAGAL, STUDENT I found them at the bus stop.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Do you realize how dangerous it could be to you and your fellow students and teacher if one of those bullets exploded in your hand or pocket?

BENGEE MAGAL, STUDENT I only have 8 bullets. Here they are (dumpling the bullets on Dean Mead’s desk). 11.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (Picking up the bullets and examining them) These look like 22 long bullets Bangee.

Where did you get these bullets?

BENGEE MAGAL, STUDENT They were lying on the ground at the bus stop, and I picked them up and put them in my pocket.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Really? Mrs. Rodofsky, Bangee and I are going to take a little ride in my car. We will be back soon. Come on Bangee we are going for a ride in my car.

BENGEE MAGAL, STUDENT Where are we going?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS We are going to your bus stop to see if we can find anymore bullets on the ground.

Half way across the parking lot Bangee makes an admission of guilt.

BENGEE MAGAL Mr. Mead, stop. We don’t need to drive to the bus stop. I lied. I stole the bullets from a coffee can in my neighbors garage. I saw the bullets in the coffee can one day and I stole them from our neighbor. I brought them to school to show to my friends. I didn’t mean any harm. Honest.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Well then let’s go back to my office.

When they get back to Mr. Mead’s office.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Bengee bringing bullets or guns to school is a serious offense.

(CONT’D)

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

We have a zero tolerance policy in this school district and you could be expelled from school by the Superintendent of Schools and put on home tutoring or sent to another school district in Rockland county that will take you.

BENGEE MAGAL, STUDENT (Begins to cry) Please Mr. Mead, do not call my parents. They will kill me.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS The law requires me to contact your parents and inform the Principal of your misconduct. It is out of my hands what the Principal wants to do with you. This is your first offense, so that will help your case, but your parents will have to come into the school, and meet with the Principal, Mr.

Pollak and myself and we will take it from their. Let me call your parents first. Hello Mrs. Magal? This is Mr. Mead, Dean of Students at Kakiat Junior High. I am calling you today because I have your son Bengee in my office. He seems to have stolen some 22 calibre bullets from your next door neighbors garage where they were in a coffee can. He brought the bullets to school and showed them to his friends in class. The teacher reported him to my office and I interviewed Bengee and determined that he was lying about finding the bullets on the ground at his bus stop. Can you and your husband come in today and meet with Principal Gerald Pollak and myself to discuss Bengee’s situation. He may be suspended from school because we have a zero tolerance rule for guns and ammunition. 13.

MRS. MAGAL, (48) MOTHER I am shocked to hear my son stole bullets and brought them to school. I will call my husband, and we will be able to come to Kakiat Junior high this afternoon at 2:00 o’clock.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Good, I will confirm this with Principal Pollak for meeting with him at 2:00 today.

Thank you for your cooperation Mrs. Magal.

Later that day at 2:00.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Mr. Mead, Mr. And Mrs.Magal Are here waiting for you.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Put them in the conference room and call down Bengee, while I get Mr. Pollak to sit in on this meeting.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Will do. Mr. And Mrs. Magal would you like a cup of water or anything? Please sit in the conference room until we can get your son Bengee down here and Mr. Pollak as soon as he is available.

Minutes later.

BENGEE MAGAL Hi Mom and Dad.

MR. MADAL Sit down Bengee. We are not happy.

BENGEE MAGAL

Sorry.

Note: Mr. Pollak is a bald, Jewish men with pale white skin, and no facial hair. He is a little over-weight and wears thin rimmed reading glasses. 14.

Mr. Pollak and Mr. Mead enter the conference room.

GERALD POLLAK, PRINCIPAL OF KAKIAT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Sorry for the delay Mr. And Mrs. Magal. I was on the phone with the District lawyer and the Superintendent of Schools regarding the legality of bring live ammunition into school. As you may know we have a zero tolerance policy regarding guns and bullets brought to school. If Bengee was 16 it would be a felony violation and he would have to be arrested. I have spoken to the Dean of Students, Mr. Mead and since this is Bengee’s first offense we are not going to suspend him from school for a week or sent him to another school district. With your permission he will participate in picking up papers during his lunch period for one month in our Community Service program supervised by Dean Pelham Mead. If he has any other discipline problems in the next school year I will have to recommend that he be removed from school and sent to another school in the district. Do you understand your rights Mr. And Mrs. Magel?

MRS. MAGAL, MOTHER I am so embarrassed for Bengee’s behavior. This is not the way we brought him up. I don’t know what I am going to tell our neighbors? We will prefer to have Bengee serve community service then be suspended from school.

GERALD POLLAK, PRINCIPAL OF KAKIAT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL OK, Mr. Mead will give you the form to sign giving your permission to have Bengee serve Community Service for one month.

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GERALD POLLAK, PRINCIPAL OF KAKIAT

You must provide a bag lunch for him since he will not be permitted to buy hot lunch for one month.

MR. MAGAL, FATHER Thank you Principal Pollak and Dean Mead. I have to get back to work. Bengee we will talk with you tonight. Good bye.

GERALD POLLAK, PRINCIPAL OF KAKIAT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Pel just a quick moment. Be careful with this community service thing so that it doesn’t blow up in your face.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I am always careful Mr. Pollak.

FADE OUT.

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EPISODE THREE- EXT. DAY- WINDSHIELD PROBLEMS SCENE 1-EXT. DAY-SCHOOL FACULTY PARKING LOT.

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Mr. Mead arrives for school at 8:00 a.m. In his Volkswagen hatchback car with no windshield. He had a ski hat on and a scarf, and ski jacket on, and gloves. His face looks white and frozen from the cold air coming through the open windshield.

FADE IN:

RICK KNAPP, (25) SCIENCE TEACHER Hey Pel where is your windshield? You look like you are frozen. What happened?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS One of our students who was unhappy with me for some reason broke my windshield with a rock. I had to drive home in a pile of broken glass. I don’t have time to get another windshield until this weekend. It was kind of like driving a snowmobile. 16.

RICK KNAPP, You certain are funny looking. (Laughing) You better get snow goggles too.

They both walk into the school from the faculty parking lot.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Are you sure you wouldn’t like to serve as the Dean of Students?

RICK KNAPP, No way, not me. I am a Union Rep, and not an administrator. Good luck with that job. See you later.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (42) Good morning Mrs. Rodofsky.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY (45) Good morning Mr. Mead. Did I see you driving to school with a car with no windshield this morning?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Yes, One of our students broke my windshield yesterday. I was unable to get another windshield so I had to drive to school without a windshield. Tomorrow I will take my motorcycle to work until I can get my car windshield replaced.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY I am sorry to hear that Mr. Mead.

Mr. Mead enters his office. Five seconds of video show his title on the door (Pelham Mead, Dean of Students). As the camera scans across the outer room piles of orange files are stacked almost as high as the ceiling. Some stacks are on the floor. There is almost no room to walk except a path to the Dean’s office. 17.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (Looking through his desk draws) Damm it where the hell are my pens? (Opens left lower desk draw which is full of water pistols) I have enough water pistols to start a toy store. (Opens top left desk draw) (The top draw is full of decks of cards, marbles, pea shooters and sling shots. Nothing but marbles and cards in this draw. (He opens the desk middle draw and a huge 18 inch hunting knife is in the draw along with several pocket knives. Hunting knives and no pens.(Opens Right top draw which is full of more water pistols). If there were a market for used water pistols, I would be rich.(Opens The right lower desk draw, and the draw is full of cap guns and a pellet gun) He digs through the cap guns and puts the pellet gun on top of his desk and on the bottom of the draw is one single ink pen.

Finally, a pen in a field of cap guns and a pellet gun. I have an arsenal here. (Mr. Mead puts all the cap guns and pellet gun back in the lower right hand draw. On top of the desk is three trays marked IN, PENDING, Processed. The IN file is stacked so high it is cascading into the Pending box. The Processed file is empty. Lisa how are we doing on filing the discipline folders? I am planning on using my Apple Pet computer and create a data base of all students that are disciplined on Appleworks. I will install the program on your computer for you and show you how to access the data base. I am going to use only 10 keywords. That will make sorting by different infractions easier. I can print out the whole week each Friday and give Mr. Pollak a copy for his files. 18.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Sounds good to me. It is going to take forever to file all these discipline folders. Many of last years 9th graders have already gone up to the high school. I have to keep them separate to send up to the high schools to help them update their files. They haven’t used computers yet in storing their files. We are way ahead of them in technology.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Great. How many students do I have to interview today?

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY About 25 students. The late to class and class cutters have gone down because they do not want to pick up papers in front of their friends.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Good that means my new approach is working. The in-school suspension room is mostly empty now. I moved those students into Community Service to give the teachers a break having to give up a prep period to sit in the In-school suspension room for a whole period.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY First up is Lashonda Williams.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Come right in Lashonda. Have a seat. You were recommended to me for fighting with another girl during lunch time. What is your side of the story?

LASHONDA WILLIAMS (14) STUDENT Well Mr. Mead, Tereshia Jones tried to take my boyfriend Jamal away from me so I had to teach the bitch a lesson.

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LASHONDA WILLIAMS (14) STUDENT

I asked her if she was messing with my boyfriend Billy Danders and she gave me the evil eye.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS What does this evil eye think mean?

Fighting in school is not permitted. If you have a problem you go to your guidance counselor and tell them about it, not starting a fist fight on the Soccer field. Normally, we suspend students who fight in school, but I am going to give you a break and ask your parents to allow you to serve in Community service..

LASHONDA WILLIAMS What is Community Service Mr. Mead?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Instead of being suspended from school and missing a full week of classes you get to pick up papers during your lunch period for one week. That way you don’t miss any of your classes and schoolwork.

LASHONDA WILLIAMS Picking up papers. Hell No!

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS If you refuse, then I will be forced to suspend you for one to two weeks out of school. You will fall behind in your work and probably fail the semester. In addition the suspension will go on your permanent record for future colleges or Employers to see if they want to accept you. The next time you get in trouble you may be expelled permanently and have to go to night school to get a diploma. So what will it be Lashonda. 20.

LASHONDA WILLIAMS When you put it that way, I will pick up papers instead.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Good, meet me in front of my office tomorrow at the beginning of 4th period.

This is all pending on a phone call to your parents for their permission for your to serve community service.

FADE OUT.

Later that day Mr. Mead goes outdoors third period, fourth period and fifth period to supervised community service. The day was especially windy and cold. Mr. Mead had a cup of coffee and his ski jacket on with the hood over his head to protect him from the wind. He looked like a frozen corpse. Each period he goes out he gets whiter and whiter with red eyes from the cold.

FADE IN: PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (CONT’D)

Time to go out for community service. If anyone has an emergency just call me on the walkie talkie and I will come running. Now it is time to freeze to death on the Soccer field.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Stay warm Mr. Mead.

At the end of the day Mr. Mead walks out to the empty faculty parking lot where his VW hatchback is parked with no windshield. He puts on his ski hat, gloves and scarf around his ski jacket and drives off with the cold wind in his face.

FADE TO BLACK.

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EPISODE FOUR- TROUBLE IN THE EH (EMOTIONALLY HANDICAPPED) CLASSROOM.

SCENE 1-INT. DAY-DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE.

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FADE IN: 21.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (42) Good morning Mrs. Rodofsky.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY (45) Good morning Mr. Mead.

Mr. Mead enters his office. Five seconds of video show his title on the door (Pelham Mead, Dean of Students). As the camera scans across the outer room piles of orange files are stacked almost as high as the ceiling. Some stacks are on the floor. There is almost no room to walk except a path to the Dean’s office.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (Looking through his desk draws) Damm it where the hell are my pens? (Opens left lower desk draw which is full of water pistols) I have enough water pistols to start a toy store. (Opens top left desk draw) (The top draw is full of decks of cards, marbles, pea shooters and sling shots. Nothing but marbles and cards in this draw. (He opens the desk middle draw and a huge 18 inch hunting knife is in the draw along with several pocket knives. Hunting knives and no pens.(Opens Right top draw which is full of more water pistols). If there were a market for used water pistols, I would be rich.(Opens The right lower desk draw, and the draw is full of cap guns and a pellet gun) He digs through the cap guns and puts the pellet gun on top of his desk and on the bottom of the draw is one single ink pen.

Finally, a pen in a field of cap guns and a pellet gun. I have an arsenal here. (Mr. Mead puts all the cap guns and pellet gun back in the lower right hand draw. On top of the desk is three trays marked IN, PENDING, Processed. The IN file is stacked so high it is cascading into the Pending box. The Processed file is empty. Lisa how many students do we have today? 22.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY About ten, Mr. Mead. The numbers are going down finally. Oh, you have a call on the intercom. Miss Gravely say she has an emergency. One of her male students named Mohammed Moosher is freaking out and threatening to hurt everyone in the class. She wants you and security to rush to her room.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Tell her I am on the way. Call the security guards and tell them to meet me at the EH class on the first floor.

Pelham Mead jogs down to the EH class. Upon his arrival he opens the door and sees furniture and tables and chairs upside down all over the classroom. All the students are pinned against the wall including the teacher in fear of the student at the far end of the room who was cursing and threatening everyone in the room with his black umbrella.

MARILYN BROCK (30) EH TEACHER Mr. Mead I am so glad you responded so quickly. As you can see we have a situation here with Mohammed. Mohammed had an argument with one of the students and a fight broke out with chairs being thrown and Mohammed threatening the entire class with an umbrella. Can you help us?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Mohammed, I am the Dean of students. You need to calm down. What is the problem?

You also need to stop threatening everyone with that umbrella. Are you alright Miss Brock?

Mohammed is an average size black student with short cut hair and no facial hairs. He is a very muscular student being a year older that the rest of the students. He has a very base voice and stutters a little when talking.

MOHAMMED MOOSHER, (15) STUDENT Fuck you Mr. Med or whatever your name is.

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MOHAMMED MOOSHER, (15) STUDENT

I asked Miss Brock if I could take a few days off from school to make some money working, and she said No. Then Julian, the fat slob started laughing at me and we had a fight.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS If you take off from school you can be arrested by the District truancy officer, and be in a lot of trouble. Come on Mohammed let’s go out in the hallway and talk this over.

MOHAMMED MOOSHER, Fuck you. am not going anywhere.

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SECURITY GUARD DAN HEALY, (60) Do you need help Mr. Mead?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS No Dan, I got this under control. Stay around just in case. Mohammed if you don’t come out, I am going to have to drag you out in the hallway.

MOHAMMED MOOSHER, Fuck you asshole. Try and take this umbrella away from me.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS This is your last chance Mohammed. I am coming in, and I am going to take your umbrella away, and drag you by your neck out into the hallway for the rest of the school to see.

MOHAMMED MOOSHER, (Mohammed raised the umbrella high in the air as Mr. Mead charged him) You can’t have my umbrella. 24.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Give me the umbrella or I am going to wrap it around your throat.

Note: Mr. Mead was a Wrestling champion in High school and college and he kept himself in the best physical condition possible at 160 pounds over Mohammed who weighed around 120 pounds.

Mr. Mead grabbed the umbrella and Mohammed behind the neck, and dragged him out into the hallway. There Mohammed tried to punch Mr. Mead, and he blocked the punch, and judo flipped Mohammed to the floor. Suddenly, all the classroom doors opened and the teachers stuck their heads out to see what was going on. They were amazed to see the Dean of Students wrestling with an EH student. It was the event of the month for the teachers when they gossiped about what happened in the teacher cafeteria everyday.

Later, Mr. Mead got Mohammed in a head lock, and dragged him down to the Dean’s office. Dan the Security officer helped by bringing the umbrella along.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Lisa inform Mr. Pollak that I have a violent student I want arrested by the Rampo Police department. I will press charges of assaulting a teacher and administrator in addition to threatening the other students in the class with bodily harm. I am going to lock him in the conference room until the police get here.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY I am calling Mr. Pollak on the intercom right now and the Ramapo Police department.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Thank you. Now I have to catch my breath. I haven’t wrestled since College.

(CONT’D)

FADE OUT.

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EPISODE FIVE-INT. DAY- WATER PISTOL FIGHTS IN THE CAFETERIA.

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SCENE 1-INT. DAY- DEAN OF STUDENT’S OFFICE.

Mr. Mead comes into his office which is the office within the Discipline office with secretary lisa Rodofsky in the first office. He trips on a pile of orange discipline files in his office.

FADE IN:

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (Unlocks his door with a key and trips on a pile of folders on the floor) Damm I tripped on a pile of folders on the floor again. When are we going to get rid of these folders?

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY I am sorry Mr. Mead. I didn’t have anywhere to put them. The are the 9th grade files from last year that have to be sent up to the High schools. I need your approval to send them.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Send them now to make room in my office.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (Looking through his desk draws) Damm it where the hell are my pens? (Opens left lower desk draw which is full of water pistols) I have enough water pistols to start a toy store. (Opens top left desk draw) (The top draw is full of decks of cards, marbles, pea shooters and sling shots. Nothing but marbles and cards in this draw. (He opens the desk middle draw and a huge 18 inch hunting knife is in the draw along with several pocket knives. Hunting knives and no pens.(Opens Right top draw which is full of more water pistols).

(CONT’D)

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

If there were a market for used water pistols, I would be rich.(Opens The right lower desk draw, and the draw is full of cap guns and a pellet gun) He digs through the cap guns and puts the pellet gun on top of his desk and on the bottom of the draw is one single ink pen. Finally, a pen in a field of cap guns and a pellet gun. I have an arsenal here. (Mr. Mead puts all the cap guns and pellet gun back in the lower right hand draw. On top of the desk is three trays marked IN, PENDING, Processed. The IN file is stacked so high it is cascading into the Pending box. The Processed file is empty. Who do we have scheduled for the Discipline office today, Lisa?

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY We have only 20 students today Mr. Mead.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Well, call them down and send them in. I’ll take the boys involved in a water pistol fight yesterday in the cafeteria first. Henry Folk, James Beech, Almad Rodriques, Tony Wells, and Brian Holmes. Gentlemen, sit down. Lisa do you have a few extra seats.

Henry give Mrs. Rodofsky a hand with the chairs. Do you boys know why you are here today?

TONY WELLS (13) STUDENT Is this about the water pistol fight. Brian started it.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I don’t care who started the water pistol fight. For one thing, water pistols are forbidden in school. Secondly, you caused a riot in the cafeteria by shooting everyone with water. This conduct is unacceptable.

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Here are you water pistols that were taken away by our security guards. Watch carefully as I step on these water pistols on the floor. (Mr. Mead puts five water pistols on the floor and steps on them crushing them into many pieces). You have a choice of in-school suspension for three days or one hour of community service for five day. With in-school suspension I have to call your parents and have them come into school to meet with me to discuss your discipline problems.

BRIAN WELLS Don’t call my parents. We’ll take the community service.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS If any of you bring a water pistol, pea shooter or anything else to school this year, I will ask the Principal to expel you from school for a week and have the incident put on your permanent record. Do you all understand? Tomorrow you will report to my office the beginning of 4th period with your bag lunch. You will have 15 minutes to eat lunch and then we will be going outdoors to pick up papers. Bring a warm coat, it is cold out there. Next up? Good bye.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Next up is Benjee Moondoll.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Benjee the report here states you brought an 18 inch Hunting knife into school and you were showing it to your friends in the hallway when security took it away from you. Where did you get this 18 inch hunting knife from Benjee? 28.

BENJEE MOONDOLL (13) STUDENT I took it from my fathers things in the cellar.

I just wanted to show it to my friends. That’s all. I didn’t threaten anyone.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Benjee do you realize that bringing a weapon like a hunting knife to school is a serious violation?

BENJEE MOONDOLL I am sorry Mr. Mead. I really didn’t want to upset anyone.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS What you did was a very foolish thing and now I have to call your parents to come in for a conference. As of this moment you are suspended from school and you will remain in my outer office until your parents come in to sign you out. I will get the Principal to authorize your suspension for one week. Do you understand?

BENGEE MOONDOLL Can have the knife back?

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I don’t think so. The Hunting knife is confiscated and you will not get it back ever.

I am calling home is your mother or father home?

BENJEE MOONDOLL My mother is home because she does not work.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS OK. Hello Mrs. Moondoll? This is the Dean of Students at Kakiat Junior High, Mr.

Mead. I have your son Benjee here in my office.

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

It seems he brought an 18 inch hunting knife into school yesterday to show his friends. Bring weapons into school is a major violation of the student code of conduct. He is being expelled from school for one week for carrying a weapon in school. You must come and get him and take him home. He is not to be allowed out of the house or go to the mall or movies. Do you understand Mrs. Moondoll?

MRS. NEL MOONDOLL, (40) MOTHER I am very sorry for my son Mr. Mead. I will get a taxi, and be there within the hour to get my son, and bring him home.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Thank you Mrs. Moondoll. Your son will be waiting in the Dean’s office, second door on the left when you come in the front door.

Good day.

Later that day.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Another day for Community service periods 3,4, and 5. If I bring a cup of coffee out with me I don’t freeze as much.

(CONT’D)

Note: the camera shows Mr. Mead going out for community service each of three periods and coming back in with frost on his face, his hair frozen and his coat stiff and frozen.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I am back. OK, 4th period you are next.

Going out now.

Brrr I am back and ready for period 5 community service. I need another cup of coffee. It is 30 degrees out there. Come on students let’s go outdoors. Here are your garbage bags.

(CONT’D)

Later 30.

Later

I am back finally. Period 5 is over, and I have to go teach a Phys. Ed. Class. See you late Mrs. Rodofsky.

At the end of the day Mr. Mead walks over to his car with plastic garbage bags in the windshield frame. He takes the bags out and puts them in the back of his VW hatchback.

JOHN CARUCCI, SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER How is that open air vehicle working out for you Pel? Ha..

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Fine John, just a bit chilly on the way home.

I have to turn the heat on to high. See you tomorrow.

FADE OUT.

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EPISODE SIX- MOTORCYCLE MAN SCENE 1-EXT.DAY- KAKIAT JUNIOR HIGH DRIVEWAY.

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FADE IN:

A motorcycle with the label Yamaha on the yellow tank enters the long driveway to Kakiat junior high. The exhaust pipes are making a lot of noise, and the rider is in a black leather jacket, and black helmet with gauntlet gloves. The motorcycle comes peeling around the curve of the driveway into the faculty parking lot.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Well taking my Yamaha 250 enduro motorcycle saves gas to work at least. Boy that was a cold ride. I can’t wait to get a new windshield.(Takes his helmet and gloves off and walks into the Junior high).

Mr. Mead enters Kakiat Junior High. 31.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Good morning Mrs. Rodofsky. (Holding his motorcycle helmet and gloves under his arm)

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY You came to work on a motorcycle? You must be crazy it is under 30 degrees outside.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Diving the car with no windshield was about the same as driving a motorcycle, so I took my motorcycle to work until I get a new windshield.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (Looking through his desk draws) Damm it where the hell are my pens? (Opens left lower desk draw which is full of water pistols) I have enough water pistols to start a toy store. (Opens top left desk draw) (The top draw is full of decks of cards, marbles, pea shooters and sling shots. Nothing but marbles and cards in this draw. (He opens the desk middle draw and a huge 18 inch hunting knife is in the draw along with several pocket knives. Hunting knives and no pens.(Opens Right top draw which is full of more water pistols). If there were a market for used water pistols, I would be rich.(Opens The right lower desk draw, and the draw is full of cap guns and a pellet gun) He digs through the cap guns and puts the pellet gun on top of his desk and on the bottom of the draw is one single ink pen.

Finally, a pen in a field of cap guns and a pellet gun. I have an arsenal here. (Mr. Mead puts all the cap guns and pellet gun back in the lower right hand draw. On top of the desk is three trays marked IN, PENDING, Processed.

(CONT’D)

(CONT’D)

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

The IN file is stacked so high it is cascading into the Pending box. The Processed file is empty. Ahhh, here is a pen I can use. I will help you tackle some of the discipline files before school today Lisa.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Thank you Mr. Mead. The files are endless.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS We are going to eliminate the file system. It requires to much man power work hours. I am going to put all incidents on an Apple Pet computer using the Appleworks program. I am going to create a data base program of all discipline cases. I made up a keyword list of ten categories I will use to make sorting files easier. Eventually, by next year I hope to have Mr. Pollak approve discontinuing the use of paper files and substitute the database file approach instead.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY That sound good to me. Can you show me how to use the Appleworks program?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Sure, no problem. I will show you how to open the files for each week and month so you can print them out for Mr. Pollak. We will use only the database. I hope we can get the file cabinets out of here by next year and bring in more student chairs.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY We have a girl fight among a group of Haitian girls over a boyfriend. Do you want me to call them down?

PEL MEAD, HEALTH AND PHYS.ED TEACHER Might was well. Was anyone injured? 33.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY No just hair pulling and bruised egos.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS OK, call them down immediately. This sounds like a she said, he said or more correctly she said, she said case. I hate these kinds of cases because they take forever to settle. Talk, talk and cross talking.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Mr. Mead, Chantel Rymes, Loboi Bentley, Skytell Bestman are here. Should I sent them into your office?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Yes, Mrs. Rodofsky send them in. Good morning girls. I see here that you are all 7th graders and you came from St. Vincents Catholic school in downtown Spring Valley.

Do they allow you fight in St. Vincents girls?

SKYTELL BESTMAN (12) STUDENT No Mr. Med.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS My name is pronounced MEAD, Skytell. So what started the fight?

LOBOI BENTLY (12) STUDENT Chantel gave me the evil eye yesterday, and called my boyfriend a bum.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Really? What is this evil eye thing? Do you look at someone in a weird way with one eye?

CHANTEL RYMES (12) STUDENT Loboi got up in my face and I had to defend myself. 34.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Do you realize you can be suspended from school for fighting in school? What will happen if I have to call your parents?

CHANTEL RYMES Please don’t call our parents and grandparents. They will take us out of school and send us back to Haiti.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS That sound a little severe. Do your girls think you can apologize and be friends? Or will I have to call your parents and grandparents? If you apologize now and promise not to fight again I can give you three days of community service and I will call your parents. If you fight again I will have to call your parents and grandparents and you will be expelled from school for one week. Is that understood.

SKYTELL BESTMAN I apologize Mr. Med.

LOBOI BENTLY I apologize too Mr. Mead

CHANTEL RYMES I apologize too.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Alright then I will see all of you tomorrow at the beginning of 3rd period lunch. Bring your own lunch. You will not be allowed to get hot lunch. Also bring your coats. Good bye ladies.

FADE OUT. The next day Mr. Mead comes into his office wearing a weird pair of party 35.

glasses with only one eye.

FADE IN: PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (CONT’D)

Good morning Lisa.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY What are you wearing? Ha.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS These are my evil eye glasses in case I get any more Haitians with evil eye problems.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY You have to be kidding?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Of course. I Just thought the glasses would be funny. After a year of working all day plus before and after school with three periods of Discipline and five classes a day I am beginning to get tired in the afternoon. I brought in some tea bags and a cup heater to keep me awake.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY I have the same problem staying awake in the afternoon. I have been drinking 3 and four cups of coffee a day. I am getting an acid stomach.

That afternoon, Mr. Mead is seen in his office heating up a cup of tea and putting a tea bag in the cup.

Next week.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I tried tea to stay awake last week, but it didn’t work. This week I brought in an old Mr. Coffee Maker. That way I can make fresh coffee each afternoon. That should keep me awake.

FADE OUT. 36.

Next week.

FADE IN:

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY How is your coffee maker coming along?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS It was good at first but I ended up drinking coffee all day. The coffee wasn’t strong enough. This week I bought a cappuccino machine.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Cappuccino? Wow that will keep you awake.

Later that day Mr. Mead makes a small cup of cappuccino and feels good afterward.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I had a cup of capuchino and I can’t get my leg to stop jumping up and down.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY (Laughing) Just steam up more milk, and thin out the caffeine.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Thanks Lisa, I will try that. I got a windshield for my car finally. I have to park out in the faculty parking lot away from the students to prevent any future broken windshields.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY That means you don’t have to drive your motorcycle to work.

FADE OUT.

Later that day period 3.

FADE IN: 37.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS OK students I am going to give you a break today because it snowed last night. We are going to mop the floor in the front hallway and clean the glass on the front office. I have the mops and bucket here with floor cleaner inside. For those cleaning the glass you can use the spray cans of glass cleaner and one rag each to wipe off the cleaner and dirt.

Just five minutes before the bell would ring at the end of the lunch period one student accidentally knocked the bucket over and flooded the hallway. Mr. Mead tried to mop it up but it was too late and the students came running past the main office and hydro planing on the water on the floor. Many fell and others bumped into others when they stepped on the water.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Johnny what have you done? Damm it, now we have to mop the water you spilled before the students change periods. Oops, here they come now. Watch your step, spilled water on the floor. Caution. Slow down or you will fall. Water on the floor. Lisa call the Head Custodian, and tell him to send two custodians with dry mops to help get the water off the floor. That will be the last time we mop floors. Too much chance for accidents. Go to class Johnny. I will take care of this. Students for 4th period community service we need to clean up a water spill from 3rd period. Finish your sandwiches and grab an extra mob. I will stabilize the bucket so it doesn’t fall over.

(CONT’D)

FADE OUT.

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EPISODE SEVEN-THE MINI-SKIRT PROBLEM.

SCENE 1-INT. DAY- DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE.

FADE IN: A motorcycle with the label Yamaha on the yellow tank enters the long

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driveway to Kakiat junior high. The exhaust pipes are making a lot of noise, and the rider is in a black leather jacket, and black helmet with gauntlet gloves. The enduro motorcycle come peeling around the curve of the driveway into the faculty parking lot. As the motorcycle comes around the curve it slides sideways on the ice.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Good morning Lisa. I see we are done with student folders finally.

(Looking through his desk draws) Damm it where the hell are my pens? (Opens left lower desk draw which is full of water pistols) I have enough water pistols to start a toy store. (Opens top left desk draw) (The top draw is full of decks of cards, marbles, pea shooters and sling shots. Nothing but marbles and cards in this draw. (He opens the desk middle draw and a huge 18 inch hunting knife is in the draw along with several pocket knives. Hunting knives and no pens.(Opens Right top draw which is full of more water pistols). If there were a market for used water pistols, I would be rich.(Opens The right lower desk draw, and the draw is full of cap guns and a pellet gun) He digs through the cap guns and puts the pellet gun on top of his desk and on the bottom of the draw is one single ink pen.

Finally, a pen in a field of cap guns and a pellet gun. I have an arsenal here. (Mr. Mead puts all the cap guns and pellet gun back in the lower right hand draw. On top of the desk is three trays marked IN, PENDING, Processed. The IN file is stacked so high it is cascading into the Pending box. The Processed file is empty. Lisa call down the first group of students please. 39.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY They are on their way down to the office Mr. Mead. One girl is an emergency with improper school dress. Her mini-skirt is deemed to short by her Social Studies teacher Mrs. Grey.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Alice Grey? Come into my office please. Sit down. Woogh, (shocked look as Alice’s underwear shows). Second thought just stay standing. Do you realize how short your mini-skirt is Alice?

ALICE GREY (14) STUDENT I thought it was alright, but that old fart Mrs. Grey sent me down to your office.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Mrs. Rodofsky would you come in here please. Could you bring in a ruler, and measure how high Alice’s mini-skirt is above her knees. The Student Code of conduct allows 2 inches above the knee and no more. Your skirt is embarrassingly much higher. How do you manage to sit down without everyone seeing what you had for breakfast Alice?

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY It looks like Alice’s mini-skirt is 6 inches above her knees Mr. Mead.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I am sorry Alice, but I am going to have to call your parents and send you home to change your clothes and come back properly dressed.

ALICE GREY Please don’t call my parents Mr. Mead. They will kill me. 40.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS We could cut out some butcher paper and tape it to your mini-skirt so it reaches your knees?

ALICE GREY That would make me the laughing stock of the school with a paper dress Mr. Mead. I would rather go home, and change instead.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I am very busy today, so Mrs. Rodofsky is going to call your parents, and have them pick you up, and take you home to change.

If you do not come back, I will have to charge you with one day illegal absence. Do you understand Alice?

ALICE GREY

Yes.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Mrs. Rodofsky call Alice’s parents please and have them pick her up, and take her home to change and come back properly dressed.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Yes, Mr. Mead.

FADE OUT.

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EPISODE EIGHT- STUDENT EXCUSES SCENE-INT. DAY- DEAN OF STUDENT’S OFFICE.

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FADE IN: A small VW hatchback is seen entering the long s curved driveway in front of Kakiat Junior High. As the car get closer, and closer to the school it is obvious that , Pelham Mead the Dean of students, is driving the car with a nice new windshield. Mr. Mead parks the car and walks toward the school on an icy winter day. 41.

Later after walking across the faculty parking lot on the white snow.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Good morning Mrs. Rodofsky.

Note: Mr. Mead enters his office. Five seconds of video show his title on the door (Pelham Mead, Dean of Students). As the camera scans across the Dean’s office an Apple Pet computer sits on the desk and a cappuccino machine on the window ledge.

FADE IN: PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (CONT’D)

(Looking through his desk draws) Damm it where the hell are my pens? (Opens left lower desk draw which is full of water pistols) I have enough water pistols to start a toy store. (Opens top left desk draw) (The top draw is full of decks of cards, marbles, pea shooters and sling shots. Nothing but marbles and cards in this draw. (He opens the desk middle draw and a huge 18 inch hunting knife is in the draw along with several pocket knives. Hunting knives and no pens.(Opens Right top draw which is full of more water pistols). If there were a market for used water pistols, I would be rich.(Opens The right lower desk draw, and the draw is full of cap guns and a pellet gun) He digs through the cap guns and puts the pellet gun on top of his desk and on the bottom of the draw is one single ink pen. Finally, a pen in a field of cap guns and a pellet gun. I have an arsenal here. (Mr. Mead puts all the cap guns and pellet gun back in the lower right hand draw. On top of the desk is three trays marked IN, PENDING, Processed. The IN file is stacked so high it is cascading into the Pending box. The Processed file is empty. Lisa call down just the students that cut class or were late to class first today please. 42.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Will do Mr. Mead. I will call them down on the PA system now.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Send in the first student Mrs. Rodofsky.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Benjamin Wells is coming in Mr. Mead.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Good morning Benjamin. Take a seat. I have here a cut slip from your English teacher Mr.

Spina. What is your excuse for not going to English Benjamin?

BENJAMIN WELLS (13) STUDENT I simply forgot Mr. Mead. I went to lunch instead, and half way through the period I realized I was in the wrong Lunch period and I should have gone to English instead.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Do you go to English when you realized you were in the wrong place?

BENJAMIN WELLS No. was afraid to.

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Benjamin for cutting class you will serve three days of community service. It you cut any class again I will have to call your parents and have them come in for a conference with the Principal. Do you understand Benjamin? See you tomorrow at the beginning of 4th period. Bring a warm coat because you will be picking up papers outdoors. Good bye. Next up.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Suzee Greenberg is next Mr. Mead. 43.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Have a seat Suzee. I have a report from Mr.

Carucci in Social Studies that you have been late to his class three times in a row. What is your excuse for being late?

SUZEE GREENBERG (12) STUDENT I stopped to talk to a friend and before I knew it the bell rang.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS For being late three times in a row you will be serving two days in community service.

Good bye. Next?

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Bradford Rustic is next.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Sit down Bradford. Ms. Kosier your Math teacher says in this form that you cut her class yesterday. What is your excuse for cutting class Bradford?

BRADFORD RUSTIC (14) STUDENT My watch stopped and I went to the wrong class.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Well that excuse is original. Three days of community service starting tomorrow at the beginning of your lunch period. Bring a bag lunch. Good bye. Next?

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Washington Stokes is next Mr. Mead.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Washington Mrs. Agresta, your Art teacher says you cut her class yesterday. What is your excuse for cutting class? 44.

WASHINGTON STOKES (14) STUDENT I forgot had Fine Art.

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS That is original. If I had a penny for every student who used the I forgot excuse, I would be rich. Three days of community service beginning tomorrow during your lunch period. If you fail to show up I will call your parents to come in for a conference and you may be expelled from school. Do you understand?

WASHINGTON STOKES

Yes.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Good, then I will see you tomorrow during your lunch period. Bring a bag lunch. You will not be allowed to get a hot lunch. If you forget your lunch we will provide you with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and milk.

Good bye. Next up?

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Willie James is next.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Willie I have a report from Mr. Malden your social studies teacher. He says you cut his class on Monday and Tuesday. Did you go home sick or something?

WILLIE JAMES (13) STUDENT I am sorry but I don’t like Mr. Malden. He always picks on me in class and makes me feel like two cents. 45.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Really? I will speak to Mr. Malden. In the meantime you will serve 6 days of community service during your lunch period. Good bye. Next up?

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Lashonda Rider is next.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Sit down Lashonda. Mr. Knapp send in a report that you were late for class everyday this past week. Where were you and why were you late?

LASHONDA WILLIAMS I was playing on the Soccer field during lunch period and could not hear the 5th period bell.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS It is your responsibility to watch the time and come back in from lunch to your next class on time. Security lets everyone in lunch outside in five minutes earlier so they can make their next class on time. You will serve three days of Community service picking up papers during your lunch period.

If you fail to show up, I will call your parents and have them come in for a conference. Do you understand? Good bye.

That is the last student I have time for, I have to run and teach a Phys. Ed. Class next period. See you period 3 for community service. Send the other students back to class and have them come in tomorrow.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY OK, Mr. Mead.

FADE OUT. 46.

Later period 3 Mr. Mead assembles the students for community service.

FADE IN:

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Students you get 15 minutes to eat lunch and there will be no talking. Here is a plastic garbage bag for each of you, and a pick up tool. Both are to be returned at the end of the period to me. Put on your coats and follow me out to the school fields to pick up papers.

Mr. Mead proceeds outdoors where a light snow is blowing across the field. Mr. Mead’s mustache freezes up and white snow begins to stick to his ski jacket.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I have to pull this hat down over my face more. Thank God for this cup of coffee.

LASHONDA WILLIAMS, STUDENT Mr. Mead, my fingers are freezing and I don’t have any gloves.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Go into my office and tell Mrs. Rodofsky that you have my permission to wear one of the gloves in lost and found. Don’t take too long.

LASHONDA WILLIAMS, STUDENT Thank you Mr. Mead.

(CONT’D)

The end of the period bell rings and all students on community service return with their bags of paper and paper pick up tools.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS That is the bell. Get moving and put your coats back in your lockers before going to your next class.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Was it cold out Mr. Mead? 47.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Are you kidding? Do bears go in the woods? I felt like I was on a ski slope. Soon we will be shoveling snow instead of picking up papers, because they will be frozen to the ground.

FADE OUT.

Later that day, Mr. Mead makes some cappachino in his office to take out during community service.

FADE IN: PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (CONT’D)

This expresso is the only thing keeping me from freezing to death outside. I hope a hot cup of this coffee keeps me from freezing.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Stay warm Mr. Mead.

As the day winds down Mr. Mead locks his office door and walks out to the faculty parking lot. As he gets nearer to his car he notices a major problem.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Holy crap, not another broken windshield?

This is going to cost me a fortune with my insurance company. Damm those kids. Oh well another day driving home in a pile of glass.

Mr. Mead gets in his VW hatchback and pushes the glass off the front driver’s seat and starts the car and drives home with the cold snow blowing into his car and freezing his face.

FADE OUT.

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EPISODE EIGHT- FAKE BOMB SCARE

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EPISODE 1- INT. DAY- PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE, KAKIAT JUNIOR HIGH.

Note: It is 9:00 am and a phone call comes into the main office at Kakiat Junior High.

FADE IN:

MRS. HELEN MAURINO, (60) PRINCIPAL’S SECRETARY Hello Kakiat Junior high, Mrs. Maurino speaking.

UNKNOWN CALLER I planted a bomb in the school to go off this morning at 10:30 a.m. Freedom to the Nazi movement.

MRS. HELEN MAURINO, Hello, hello, is this some kind of a joke or something? Mr. Pollak we just had a bomb threat. What should I do?

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GERALD POLLAK, PRINCIPAL OF KAKIAT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Call the Ramapo Police, and tell them we had a bomb threat by telephone. Notify Mr.

Mead, and make a PA announcement to evacuate the building immediately. Call the Head Custodian, and inform him and call the Department Chairperson for Physical Education to have all Physical Education teachers check the PE lockers with their master keys.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Mr. Mead, we just had a bomb scare. The Principal wants everyone to evacuate the building. All teachers are to take their homerooms outdoors in an orderly fashion. 49.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Thanks, I am on it. I have to help the PE teachers check the gym locker-rooms. Lock the office when you leave.

Later in the gym office.

GERALD LEVITUS, PE CHAIRPERSON We have a bomb scare situation. Every PE teacher take your master keys and go through all the lockers in the locker room.

Check unlocked lockers carefully. We need to work fast.

MARK KATZ (26) PE TEACHER I will take the boys back locker room. Most of the lockers are Football players and Soccer players.

NAOMI NEWMAN (25) PE TEACHER GIRLS Shelly and will search the Girls locker room.

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GERALD LEVITUS, PE CHAIRPERSON Pel and I will cover the front boys locker room. Get going everyone. If you find a bomb, do not touch it. Let me know so we can inform the Ramapo police.

MARK KATZ I found something. A dead rat. Boy does it smell.

PEL MEAD, HEALTH AND PHYS.ED TEACHER Get rid of it outside the building.

GERALD LEVITUS, PE CHAIRPERSON Someone left a month old lunch bag full of mold, phew what a stink? 50.

PEL MEAD, HEALTH AND PHYS.ED TEACHER I found some empty lunch boxes and sports bags, but no bomb.

GERALD LEVITUS, PE CHAIRPERSON It has been an hour. We are done here.

Everyone outside the school for your own safety. The custodians are covering the hall lockers which they have master keys.

MARK KATZ I don’t understand why the PE teachers have to take the risk of checking the locker rooms? Boy it is cold out here in December.

NAOMI NEWMAN I should have brought a cup of coffee with me. Who knows how long we are going to be out here. There goes the Principal and Security around the building in the school golf cart. Tough deal.

PEL MEAD, HEALTH AND PHYS.ED TEACHER This is a pain in the ass. We lose two to three periods of school for each one of these fake bomb scares. I wish they would catch one of these guys and put him or her in jail as an example.

PA announcement.

GERALD POLLAK, PRINCIPAL OF KAKIAT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Attention faculty, staff and students. It is clear to re-enter the building. The bomb scare is over. Students return to your homerooms and a bell will ring and we will start period 3 lunch and skip periods one and two. Thank you.

FADE OUT. 51.

Later in the Dean of Students office.

FADE IN:

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS That was the eighth fake bomb scare this month

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY I hope they catch the fake bomb callers someday.

FADE OUT.

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EPISODE NINE-DUMPSTER DIVING.

SCENE 1- INT. DAY- OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS.

FADE IN:

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A motorcycle man in a black leather jacket, black helmet, and tinted face shield, on a yellow Yamaha 250 DT enduro motorcycle turns into the Kakiat Junior High had a high speed leaving a spinning back wheel. The motorcycle straightens out and speeds down the winding S shaped driveway. A quick left turn into the faculty parking lot and the loud motorcycle with straight pipes and no muffler comes to a stop. The man in the leather jacket puts the kick stand down, and gets off the motorcycle take off his helmet. It is Mr. Mead, the Dean of students. He puts his helmet under his arm and walks across the light snowy ground to the front of Kakiat Junior High.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Good Morning Mrs. Rodofsky.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Good morning Mr. Mead.

Mr. Mead enters his office with the name plate, Pelham Mead, Dean of Students.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (Looking through his desk draws) Damm it where the hell are my pens?

(MORE) 52.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

(Opens left lower desk draw which is full of water pistols) I have enough water pistols to start a toy store. (Opens top left desk draw) (The top draw is full of decks of cards, marbles, pea shooters and sling shots. Nothing but marbles and cards in this draw. (He opens the desk middle draw and a huge 18 inch hunting knife is in the draw along with several pocket knives. Hunting knives and no pens.(Opens Right top draw which is full of more water pistols). If there were a market for used water pistols, I would be rich.(Opens The right lower desk draw, and the draw is full of cap guns and a pellet gun) He digs through the cap guns and puts the pellet gun on top of his desk and on the bottom of the draw is one single ink pen. Finally, a pen in a field of cap guns and a pellet gun. I have an arsenal here. (Mr. Mead puts all the cap guns and pellet gun back in the lower right hand draw. On top of the desk is three trays marked IN, PENDING, Processed. The IN file is stacked so high it is cascading into the Pending box. The Processed file is empty.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY We have fifteen students today Mr. Mead.

Are you driving your motorcycle again?

What happened to the new windshield?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS The new windshield is in pieces in the parking lot. Some student or students broke it yesterday. I am back to motorcycle riding to work. Call the students down please.

(Minutes later). Who is first Mrs. Rodofsky?

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Lashonda Williams is back. 53.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Lashonda you are getting to be a regular in this office. What did you do now?

LASHONDA WILLIAMS Some punk white girl accused me of stealing her pocketbook during lunch period.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Well, did you steal her pocketbook?

LASHONDA WILLIAMS It looked just like my pocketbook. I got confused and picked up the wrong pocketbook.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS You got confused? That is a classic even for you Lashonda. You know what Lashonda I am going to nominated you to the Dean’s Hall of Fame.

LASHONDA WILLIAMS Really? I haven’t done anything good to get on the Dean’s list.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS This is not the Dean’s list for high academic scores. This is the Dean of Students Hall of Unfame for having the most disciplinary problems in one school year. You will be assigned to community service, of course, and I will call your mother, and tell her you will be in community service for a month until your conduct has a turnaround. You are so close to expulsion from school that if you get into trouble one more time, I am going to recommend to the Principal that we kick you out of school for home tutoring. See you tomorrow for community service. Lisa make up a certificate and put Lashonda William’s name on it.

(MORE) 54.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

The title of the award is The Dean of Students Hall of Unfame Award. I have some cheap $1.00 Frames we can put it in and post it on the office wall for everyone to see.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY I will have it typed right away, Mr. Mead.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Thanks Lisa.

Later that day period 3, 7th grade lunch period.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS We are going out today to shovel snow off the plaza in front of the school and the front sidewalks. I am going to give each of you a snow shovel to use. When the period is over return the shovels to me. Make sure you have a scarf and warm coat to wear out since it is 40 degrees.

TOM MILLER (13) STUDENT Mr. Mead I cannot go out, my coat is not warm enough.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Lisa give Tom a warm coat from the lost and found. When the period is over hand the coat back to Mrs. Rodofsky Tom.

TOM MILLER Thank you Mr. Mead.

(CONT’D)

Mr. Mead goes out on the snow covered sidewalk with a cup of coffee. The coffee begins to freeze before Mr. Mead can drink it all. His mustache freezes and his coat becomes frozen too. When he come back into the school he looks like a frozen eskimo.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Damm it was cold out. 55.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Are you going out every period for community service today? It is in the twenties you know.

Later that afternoon, Mr. Mead is making a cappuccino in his office, trying to warm up. His hands are shaking and his lips look white.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Lisa, I am going to throw these knives and water pistols in the dumpster before I go home today.

A hour later Mr. Mead drags two black plastic garbage bags to the side door of the school and dumps hundreds of water pistols and knives into the dumpster.

Meanwhile out of sight two students observe Mr. Mead throwing the knives and water pistols in the dumpster.

WILLIE JAMES (13) BLACK STUDENT Hey Johnny look, Mr. Mead is throwing out water pistols and knives in the dumpster. We should climb into the dumpster at the end of the day.

JOHNNY WATERS (13) STUDENT Good idea Willie. See you after school for a little dumpster diving.

WILLIE JAMES, STUDENT

Cool.

When the school bell rings for the last period 8 being over, Mr. Mead puts on his black motorcycle jacket and carries his black helmet with tinted visor out to the faculty parking lot where his motorcycle sits frozen.

RICK KNAPP, SCIENCE TEACHER. Hey Pel, why the hell are you riding a motorcycle in the winter?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS One of our infamous students broke my car windshield for the second time this fall. I only have to travel five miles to get home. 56.

RICK KNAPP, SCIENCE TEACHER Good luck with that.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (Mr. Mead kicks his engine over and the motorcycle makes a roaring sound.) Off we go.

Meanwhile at the back of Kakiat Junior High two students are diving into the dumpster full of rotten food from lunch to retrieve the water pistols and knives.

WILLIE JAMES, STUDENT I found a pocket knife. Boy this rotten food is nasty and slippery.

JOHNNY WATERS, STUDENT I just slipped on a water melon. I have five water pistols so far. Keep digging Willie. I saw at least a dozen knives being dumped in the dumpster. Boy it smells in here. I am going to have to take a shower when I get home.

FADE OUT.

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EPISODE TEN- BOOM BOX AND TAPE RECORDERS.

SCENE 1-INT. DAY- KAKIAT JUNIOR HALLWAY.

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FADE IN:

A motorcycle man in a black leather jacket, black helmet, and tinted face shield, on a yellow Yamaha 250 DT enduro motorcycle turns into the Kakiat Junior High had a high speed leaving a spinning back wheel. The motorcycle straightens out and speeds down the winding S shaped driveway. A quick left turn into the faculty parking lot and the loud motorcycle with straight pipes and no muffler comes to a stop. The man in the leather jacket puts the kick stand down, and gets off the motorcycle takes off his helmet. It is Mr. Mead, the Dean of students. He puts his helmet under his arm and walks across the light snowy ground to the front of Kakiat Junior High. 57.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Good morning Mrs. Rodofsky.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Good morning Mr. Mead. How was the motorcycle this morning?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Cold.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (Looking through his desk draws) Damm it where the hell are my pens? (Opens left lower desk draw which is full of water pistols) I have enough water pistols to start a toy store. (Opens top left desk draw) (The top draw is full of decks of cards, marbles, pea shooters and sling shots. Nothing but marbles and cards in this draw. (He opens the desk middle draw and a huge 18 inch hunting knife is in the draw along with several pocket knives. Hunting knives and no pens.(Opens Right top draw which is full of more water pistols). If there were a market for used water pistols, I would be rich.(Opens The right lower desk draw, and the draw is full of cap guns and a pellet gun) He digs through the cap guns and puts the pellet gun on top of his desk and on the bottom of the draw is one single ink pen.

Finally, a pen in a field of cap guns and a pellet gun. I have an arsenal here. (Mr. Mead puts all the cap guns and pellet gun back in the lower right hand draw. On top of the desk is three trays marked IN, PENDING, Processed. The IN file is stacked so high it is cascading into the Pending box. The Processed file is empty.

(CONT’D)

FADE TO BLACK.

FADE IN: 58.

Meanwhile elsewhere in the hallways of Kakiat Junior High a student struts around with a giant boombox radio on his shoulder. The student’s name is Brian Wells, a white student and 9th grader.

BRIAN WELLS, STUDENT (With a giant boom box on his shoulders) Blasting music of Beach Boys, Little Duce Coope.

SUZEE GREENBERG, STUDENT That boom box is cool.

RICK KNAPP, SCIENCE TEACHER Brian turn that boom box off. Boom boxes are not allowed in school.

BRIAN WELLS, STUDENT The girls all love my music, man.

RICK KNAPP,SCIENCE TEACHER I am calling the Dean of Students then.

BRIAN WELLS, STUDENT You have to catch me first sucker.

RICK KNAPP,SCIENCE TEACHER (Calling on the school intercom system) Hello Pel, we have a kid named Brian Wells running around the hallway with a boom box which he refuses to turn off. Could you call security to chase after him?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Sure Rick, Security and I will come down to the school wing to find him. See you in a few minutes. (On the PA system) Attention all Security Code D. Report to the first floor wing of the building.

(Mr. Mead rushes to the back of the building). 59.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Dan, Elyse, and Rondo we have a student, with a boom box on his shoulders running around the building. I want you to apprehend him, and call me on the walkie talkie. Let’s fan out and find him.

Minutes later.

(CONT’D)

DAN HEALEY, (60) SECURITY GUARD (Speaking into his walkie talkie) Code D. I have the kid with the boom box. I need backup. He refused to give up the boom box radio.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I will be right there Dan. Keep him contained. (Minutes later on the second floor) , Dan Healey and Dean of StudentsMead have Brian Wells cornered near a stairwell.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Give up the boom box Brian and we can settle this peacefully in my office. I will give you your boom box back at the end of the day if you peacefully give it up. If you don’t I will be forced to call the Police and have you arrested.

BRIAN WELLS, STUDENT OK, I am sorry. It’s cool man. Here is my boom box.

DAN HEALEY,SECURITY Thank you Brian. Here you are Mr. Mead. Shall I bring him down to your office?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Yes, do that. I will meet you there.

Later.

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Brian we do not allow boom boxes or radios of any kind in school. You are going to serve community service for five days, beginning tomorrow.

BRIAN WELLS, STUDENT I am sorry, didn’t know.

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS You can go back to your homeroom now.

(After Brian leaves Mr. Mead calls Brian’s mother). Dialing. Hello Mrs. Wells, this is Mr. Mead, Dean of Students at Kakiat Junior high. Your son Brian got into some trouble this morning with his boom box. We had to take it away from him.

MRS. WELLS (44) MOTHER My son Brian does not own a boom box, Mr. Mead. You must be mistaken.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Really? Then I better call him back and find out where he got the boom box from. I will get back to you after I talk with him again.

Thank you Mrs. Wells. Lisa call Brian Wells back down here asap.

(CONT’D)

Minutes later Brian comes back to the Dean’s office.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Come in Brian and have a seat. Brian I just called your mother to tell her about the boom box your brought to school. She says you do not own a boom box. What gives Brian? Did you lie to me?

BRIAN WELLS, STUDENT I bought it from a friend.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Really? What is the student’s name?

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BRIAN WELLS, STUDENT Bradford Rustic is his name.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Mrs. Rodofsky call down Bradford Rustic to my office please.

Minutes later Bradford Rustic enters the Dean’s Office.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Brian you can sit in the outside room. Come in Bradford. Have a seat. Did you sell Brian Wells this boom box?

BRADFORD RUSTIC, STUDENT No, never saw that boom box before.

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Are you friends with Brian?

BRADFORD RUSTIC, STUDENT Yeah, we hang out together, but I have no idea where he got the boom box.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS You can go back to class Bradford. Brian come back in here. Brian you lied to me.

Bradford says he never saw the boom box before. So what is your story now?

BRIAN WELLS, STUDENT I have nothing to say Mr. Mead.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS How about we give you a week at home to remember where you got the boom box? I will call the Ramapo Police, and give them the serial number of the radio and see if it was stolen. Meanwhile, I am going to call your mother and tell her to pick you up immediately. The boom box remains here until we can determine where you got it.

(CONT’D)

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

I will talk with Mr. Pollak the Principal, and explain that you may be charged with criminal charges if the radio was stolen. Go sit in the outer office until your mother gets here. Lisa call Mrs. Wells and tell her to come pick up her son. He is being suspended from school for one week and may be facing criminal charges.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY OK, Mr. Mead. I will get her on the phone.

At the end of the day Mr. Mead puts on his black leather motorcycle jacket and walks out to the faculty parking lot an puts his black helmet on and kicks over the engine. A lot sound comes out of the exhaust pipes. In minutes he drives off into the distant Viola road at the end of the Kakiat Junior high driveway.

FADE TO BLACK.

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EPISODE ELEVEN- FUN IN THE MALL SCENE 1-INT. DAY- OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS FADE IN:

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A motorcycle man in a black leather jacket, black helmet, and tinted face shield, on a yellow Yamaha 250 DT enduro motorcycle turns into the Kakiat Junior High had a high speed leaving a spinning back wheel. The motorcycle straightens out and speeds down the winding S shaped driveway. A quick left turn into the faculty parking lot and the loud motorcycle with straight pipes and no muffler comes to a stop. The man in the leather jacket puts the kick stand down and gets off the motorcycle take off his helmet. It is Mr. Mead, the Dean of students. He puts his helmet under his arm and walks across the light snowy ground to the front of Kakiat Junior High.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Good morning Mrs. Rodofsky.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Good morning Mr. Mead. 63.

Mr. Mead enters his office sits down and begins to look for a pen.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I thought after I threw out those water pistols and knives I would have more room.

Now I have a draw full of marbles (pulls out the lower left bottom draw full of marbles).

(Next he opens the top desk draw which is full of playing cards and Taro cards.)I could start my own blackjack casino. (Opens the middle draw which is of bullets and pellets.)

Damm I have an arsenal here. (Opens the top right draw-the draw is full of balloons, rubber bands and plastic soldiers). With this draw we could have a birthday party. There must be a pen in the bottom draw (Opens the bottom draw and it is full of packs of cigarettes.) Too bad I don’t smoke. Wait there is a pen under all these cigarettes.

Finally. Lisa who do we have coming down today?

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY We have only five students today.

Community service is working. Shall I call them down now?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Sure. (Minutes later). First up?

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY We have three students who cut school and went to the mall to play in the pinball room.

The Mall security picked them up and brought them to the school today.

All three girls are wearing sweaters, mini-skirts, and high heels. Lilly Daytrill is a white student with long blonde hair. Betsy Harper is a short tough looking white girl with a butch hair cut, and Alice Harmon is a tall thin white girl with brown hair in a bun. All three girls are wearing thick makeup. 64.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Betsy Harper, Lilly Daytril, and Alice Harmon come in please. Sit down girls. So you decided to take a school holiday and go to the mall? We call that truancy, and it could go on your permanent record. What do you have to save for yourselves?

LILLY DAYTRILL (14) STUDENT We needed a break from school Mr. Mead.

BETSY HARPER, (14) STUDENT Alice made me go with them. She called me a fairy if I didn’t go to the mall.

ALICE HARMON (14) STUDENT She is lying Mr. Mead.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I am going to have call your parents since you broke the law and cut school which is a major deal in this school district. I suspect the Principal will expel you from school unless I can talk him into letting you do two weeks of community service instead. I can’t make any promises now. Lisa call these girls parents and have them come into school to meet with myself and the Principal, Mr.

Pollak. That will be all girls. Sit in the outside office until your parents arrive.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY OK will call the girl’s parents now.

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Later that day Mr. Mead organized period 3 community service students.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS It is cold out today, so we will be spreading sand on the sidewalks so no one slips on the snow.

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Each of you will have a large coffee can which you will dig into the oil drum outside and spread the sand on the plaza and front sidewalk. Does everyone understand? OK, let’s go out.

Mr. Mead is standing outside the front of Kakiat drinking coffee and trying to stay warm. He mustache is frozen and his eye brows are frozen white too.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS It is getting harder and harder to stand out there three periods a day for community service.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY You need to dress warmer Mr. Mead.

(CONT’D)

AL MALDEN, SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER Mr. Mead do you have a minute? I took this bag of marijuana away from a student in the hallway this morning. Is there anyway you can test it and make sure it is really marijuana?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Sure I have a drug testing kit, but your bag looks and smells like oregano.

AL MALDEN, SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER Oregano? Isn’t that an Italian spice?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Pretty much. The kid fooled you. Good job though. Keep on your guard.

AL MALDEN, SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER Now feel like an idiot. See you later.

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Bye.

FADE OUT. 66.

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EPISODE TWELVE-MAKING MONEY ON THE SIDE EPISODE 1- INT. DAY- OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL.

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FADE IN:

A motorcycle man in a black leather jacket, black helmet, and tinted face shield, on a yellow Yamaha 250 DT enduro motorcycle turns into the Kakiat Junior High had a high speed leaving a spinning back wheel. The motorcycle straightens out and speeds down the winding S shaped driveway. A quick left turn into the faculty parking lot and the loud motorcycle with straight pipes and no muffler comes to a stop. The man in the leather jacket puts the kick stand down and gets off the motorcycle take off his helmet. It is Mr. Mead, the Dean of students. He puts his helmet under his arm and walks across the light snowy ground to the front of Kakiat Junior High.

FADE TO BLACK.

FADE IN:

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Good Morning Mrs. Rodofsky.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Good Morning Mr. Mead.

FADE TO BLACK.

Meanwhile the Principal, Mr. Gerald Pollak is having a meeting in his office with the Head Custodian Bob Pizuzzolo.

FADE IN:

BOB PIZUZZOLO (45) HEAD CUSTODIAN I have a deal for you. We can put in two soda machines by the cafeteria if you approve. Your cut will be around $3,000 a month from the vender. I will get $500 a month.

GERALD POLLAK, PRINCIPAL OF KAKIAT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Sounds good, but I need to set up a local banking account to hide the money. 67.

BOB PIZUZZOLO Bank of New York in the shopping plaza will set up a Kakiat student activities account for you with personal checks.

GERALD POLLAK, PRINCIPAL OF KAKIAT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Sounds good. I will do that. Meanwhile you take care of the vendor and keep the machines stocked at all times.

BOB PIZUZZOLO You must not let the PTA President Mrs. ALICE GREEN know you are getting a kickback from the Vendor. They get $200 a month and that is all. They would be very upset if they knew you were in on the fees. Have a nice day.

Later in the Dean’s office.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Lisa I could not help but notice that you collect money for lost student books. Is the Science Textbook really $150 dollars for a new book?

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Yes, textbooks are real expensive.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Where does all this money go that you collect, the General Fund?

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY I am not allowed to say.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Really? Something fishy is going on. You must be collecting thousands at the end of each semester. I see the Assistant Principal holds back student grades if students do not pay for their lost textbooks. 68.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY It is supposed to go to the General Fund, but only a small portion goes to the General fund.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Where the hell does the rest go?

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Don’t tell that I told you. Into a personal account Mr. Pollak has.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Personal account? Are you kidding me. That is fraud, and probably a felony too? I can’t believe it. NO one is honest around here.

FADE OUT.

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EPISODE FOURTEEN-MORATORIUM ON WATER PISTOLS SCENE-1- INT. DAY- OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS FADE IN:

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A motorcycle man in a black leather jacket, black helmet, and tinted face shield, on a yellow Yamaha 250 DT enduro motorcycle turns into the Kakiat Junior High had a high speed leaving a spinning back wheel. The motorcycle straightens out and speeds down the winding S shaped driveway. A quick left turn into the faculty parking lot and the loud motorcycle with straight pipes and no muffler comes to a stop. The man in the leather jacket puts the kick stand down and gets off the motorcycle take off his helmet. It is Mr. Mead, the Dean of students. He puts his helmet under his arm and walks across the light snowy ground to the front of Kakiat Junior High.

FADE TO BLACK.

FADE IN:

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Good morning Lisa. 69.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Are you still riding a motorcycle to work?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Yup, it is cheaper than replacing windshields all the time. Lisa I have a brilliant idea this morning. I want you to announce there is a moratorium on penalties for bringing a water pistol to school. Any student who turns in their water pistol today will get a free pass on any non-violent infraction. This offer is only for today and today only. All water pistol owners should report to the Dean’s office this morning to turn in their water pistol.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Are you sure this is going to work?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS It is worth a try and besides it will shorten my interview list and the process of taking away their water pistol.

Lisa makes the announcement on the PA system.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Attention students, today is water pistol moratorium day. If you have a water pistol in your locker or bag, you can turn it in today for a free pass on any non-violent discipline violation. This offer is good for today and today only up to 3:40 at the end of the school day.

Later hundreds of students head down to the Dean’s office and line up. The line goes around the hallway and down the hall to the cafeteria.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY It looks like offer worked Mr. Mead, we have over a hundred students waiting to forfeit their water pistols in the hallway. 70.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I will collect their water pistols and you give them a yellow pass signed with my rubber name stamp. Wow, where does the line end?

OK line up and have your water pistol out to be handed in for your free pass. If you have more than one water pistol you can get a second free pass. Keep moving and go back to your class after you get your free pass.

One hour later.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY I didn’t think your moratorium would work, but I was wrong.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I collected 150 water pistols. Darn, Now my desk is packed with water pistols again.

Damm, I just cleaned out the desk draws out a while ago. This process is never ending. I guess I should be happy. I don’t have to waste all that time it takes to interview, and take away student water pistols? Another day, another water pistol, ha.

Later that day Mr. Mead organizes his students on community service.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Since the ground is covered with snow we are going to spread sand on the sidewalks.

Each of you will get a oversized coffee can to scoop the sand up. I want you to cover the plaza and front sidewalks with sand. Make sure you have a warm hat and coat it is 28 degrees out. Let’s go.

(CONT’D)

As Mr. Mead is standing in front of the school his mustached freezes stiff as well as his eye brows. Soon his face turns white. By the end of the period he looks like a snowman. 71.

LASHONDA WILLIAMS It is awfully cold today Mr. Mead. Can we take a break.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

No.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Was it cold out? You look like a snowman Mr. Mead. Maybe another cup of coffee or cappuccino will warm you up.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I am frozen. It is as cold as hell out.

Later that day Mr. Mead is in his office fighting off sleep. His head keeps nodding forward and he keeps falling asleep. Finally, he gets up and makes a cup of cappuccino.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I need a cup of cappuccino. I can’t seem to stay awake. Bummer.

(CONT’D)

At the end of the day, Mr. Mead grabs his motorcycle helmet and puts on his black motorcycle jacket and heads out to the faculty parking lot.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I have to be careful pulling out of the driveway with all the snow and ice. (Kicks the kick starter and the engine roars. The straight pipes can be heard several blocks away. He flips down his face visor) Well, we are off, woough, gotta put my feet down, the driveway is really slippery. Easy it goes.

(CONT’D)

The motorcycle disappears over the horizon.

FADE TO BLACK.

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EPISODE FIFTEEN-THE DRUG DEALER

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SCENE 1- INT. DAY- THE OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS. 28

FADE IN:

A motorcycle man in a black leather jacket, black helmet, and tinted face shield, on a yellow Yamaha 250 DT enduro motorcycle turns into the Kakiat Junior High had a high speed leaving a spinning back wheel. The motorcycle straightens out and speeds down the winding S shaped driveway. A quick left turn into the faculty parking lot and the loud motorcycle with straight pipes and no muffler comes to a stop. The man in the leather jacket puts the kick stand down and gets off the motorcycle take off his helmet. It is Mr. Mead, the Dean of students. He puts his helmet under his arm and walks across the light snowy ground to the front of Kakiat Junior High.

Note: A epidemic of bad drugs hits Kakiat Junior high from an unknown source.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Good morning Mrs. Rodofsky.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Good morning Mr. Mead. How are you today? The motorcycle riding must be really cold?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Frozen is the word.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Mr. Carucci is here to see you. Shall I let him into your office?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Sure, come on in John. What’s new?

FADE IN:

JOHN CARUCCI, SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER Pel I think we have a problem. A lot of my students have been getting sick in school.

The nurse tells me they are using some bad marijuana. You need to find out who the dealer is and put him or her out of business. 73.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I have a lot of students that keep me informed when there is a drug problem. I will talk to them and see if we can track the dealer with bad drugs down.

JOHN CARUCCI, SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER

Thanks Pel.

Later that day.

MS. ANN KOSIER, (30) MATH TEACHER Mr. Mead do you have a minute? Some of my students seem to be under the influence of some drugs in my class. I sent them to the Nurse and she reported back to me they are all high on drugs. Can you put a stop to this please?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I am working on it now. I am trying to find out who the drug dealer is. If you have any clues let me know.

Later that day

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Lashonda do you have a minute? You are not in any trouble. Sit down. Have you heard of some bad marijuana in the school? Do you have any idea who the student drug dealer is?

LASHONDA WILLIAMS I heard some white boy named Flynn has been selling drugs during lunch period 4.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Thank you Lashonda. I appreciate it. You can have tomorrow off from community service.

(CONT’D) 74.

Later that day during fourth period lunch.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Dan I want you to look out for a kid named Flynn. I am not sure if that is his first name or last. He is suspected of dealing drugs in school. Do not approach him. Call me on the walkie talkie instead. I want to catch him in the act.

DAN HEALEY,SECURITY GUARD Mr. Mead I spotted the Flynn kid. His full name is Richard Flynn, and he is an 8th grader. He is palming something off to students out on the field during lunch. I am keeping my distance.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I will be right there. Keep a close eye on him.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Is that him over there with the brown coat and black wool cap?

DAN HEALEY,SECURITY GUARD Watch him open his coat and reach into his coat. He seems to have something under his coat.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS We have to actually see him receiving money to grab him. Ooops he spotted us.

There he goes. That is OK, I am patient. I will be here tomorrow to keep an eye on him while I am supervising community service students.

DAN HEALEY,SECURITY GUARD See you tomorrow Mr. Mead.

(CONT’D)

Later.

(CONT’D) 75.

The next day.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Hi Dan, have you seen Richard Flynn today?

DAN HEALEY,SECURITY GUARD He is over there by the dumpster. Students have been going over to see him all period, but I haven’t seen any money exchanged yet.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS We will just wait until he makes a mistake.

This kid is a real pro. I hope he is over 16, then we can file formal charges with the Ramapo Police. When student are under 16 we cannot file charges because they are protected under Family court. It is complicated.

DAN HEALEY,SECURITY GUARD Now he is hiding behind the dumpster. What should we do?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS We have a 300mm telephoto camera in my office I can use tomorrow. I need photo proof to nail this kid or he is just going to lie his way out of anything.

The next day.

DAN HEALEY,SECURITY GUARD Good to see you again Mr. Mead. Richard Flynn is out near the Soccer field where he thinks we cannot see him. Did you bring the 35mm camera?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Yes, I have the 300mm Nikon here. I can see him very clearly.

(MORE) 76.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Every time a student approaches him, I am going to take pictures, especially if it looks like he is palming something off. There, I got a mess of pictures. I will have the photos developed. Now we need to nail some of the students with drugs so we can get them to flip on Richard.

DAN HEALEY,SECURITY GUARD That kid Billy Greenberg is always doing something with Richard Flynn during lunch period. Why don’t we bust him tomorrow after we see him get something from Richard.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Good idea Dan. Grab him tomorrow and have one of the other security guards help you. Bring him to my office and we will put the pressure on Billy to flip on Richard. The photos will be good evidence if we press charges. I can get the Superintendent of Schools to at least expel Richard Flynn from our school district and send him to another school district.

The next day in the hallway of Kakiat Junior High.

DAN HEALEY,SECURITY GUARD Billy Greenberg? You need to come with me. Mr. Mead, The Dean of Students wants to see you. Here he is Mr. Mead.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Come on in. Well this is Billy Greenberg?

Billy, empty your pockets on my desk. Dan you watch to make sure all his pockets are emptied.

BILLY GREENBURG (14) STUDENT What did do? Do I have to empty my pockets?

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS If you don’t empty your pockets I am going to call your parents and have them come in for a conference.

BILLY GREENBURG No, no don’t call my parents. They will kill me.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Ahh, what do we have here. This looks like a nickel package of crack. Is that what this is Dan?

DAN HEALEY,SECURITY GUARD That looks like a nickel bag of crack to me.

See the stamp on it of a Star. That is definitely crack.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Where did you get the crack Billy?

BILLY GREENBURG I don’t know.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Let me refresh your memory Billy. If you tell us who sold your the crack then you wouldn’t be expelled from school and your parents wouldn’t have to hire a lawyer. What is it going to be Billy?

BILLY GREENBURG Richard Flynn sold it to me.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Will you admit that in writing?

BILLY GREENBURG Sure, sure, anything. Just don’t call my parents. 78.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS You are going to sit in the conference room for the rest of the day while we apprehend Richard Flynn. Dan take three security guards and bring Richard Flynn into my office.

Later Dan and two other security guards bring a combative Richard Flynn into the Dean’s office.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Take off your coat Richard, and empty all your pockets on my table. Dan make sure all his pockets are emptied on my table. Check the inside lining of the coat too.

RICHARD FLYNN You can’t do this, I didn’t do anything wrong. This is a violation of my civil rights.

DAN HEALEY,SECURITY GUARD BINGO, Mr. Mead. Richard’s coat is full of small packages of drugs. He has everything, pinks, reds, MJ, and crack. What should we do?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I am calling the Ramapo Police to secure the drugs, and to make sure they are real.

Richard you will remain here. If you try to run away we will throw the book at you.

You will be arrested, and we will expel you from the District at a Superintendent’s Meeting. Your parents may want to hire a lawyer since you may be charged with a felony in addition to being expelled from East Ramapo school district.

(CONT’D)

Twenty minutes later the Police arrive.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Mr. Mead the Police are here. 79.

SERGEANT JOHN ROBIE, RAMAPO POLICE Sergeant Robie is here to see Mr. Mead, Dean of Students. I am here to arrest a student named Richard Flynn for sale of drugs on school property. How old is the student?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Hi Officer. The student is 14 years of age. I called you to verify these drugs we confiscated from this student Richard Flynn who is an 8th grader.

SERGEANT JOHN ROBIE, RAMAPO POLICE I’ll take the drugs into my possession.

Normally,14 year olds are handled by family court. We do not arrest students under the age of 16. They are turned over to family court since they are protected by law in New York State.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I am sorry to hear that. We caught this student red-handed selling drugs to another student in our building. We wanted to make an example of this student to others.

SERGEANT JOHN ROBIE, RAMAPO POLICE That is not going to happen Mr. Mead. He will get a slap on the wrist by the family court judge and will be released to his parents. He will probably get a year of probation by the family court? The best I can do for you is to take down the facts and I will file a report with the family court, who will in turn set up a court date for this student and his parents to attend. 80.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS His name is Richard Flynn, and he is an eighth grader here at Kakiat JHS and is age 14. He has a long disciplinary record for the two years he has been at Kakiat JHS. He parents are here, and their son Richard are waiting in the conference room for you to speak to them. He thinks he is going to be arrested and taken to jail.

SERGEANT JOHN ROBIE, RAMAPO POLICE I will secure the drugs for you and have them analyzed in our labs. Meanwhile, I will talk with the student and his parents and tell them I am forwarding the case to family court for a hearing. Nice talking with you Mr. Mead.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Richard and his parents are next door. You can use my door to enter the conference room. Thank you for your assistance Officer.

Later Officer Robie meets with Richard Flynn and his parents and explains what charges will be placed against Richard in family court, namely Selling drugs in a school to a minor.

FADE TO BLACK.

FADE IN:

At the end of the day, Mr. Mead grabs his motorcycle helmet and puts on his black motorcycle jacket and heads out to the faculty parking lot.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I have to be careful pulling out of the driveway with all the snow and ice. (Kicks the kick starter and the engine roars. The straight pipes can be heard several blocks away.

(CONT’D)

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

He flips down his face visor) Well, we are off, woough, gotta put my feet down, the driveway is really slippery. Easy does it.

The motorcycle disappears over the horizon.

FADE TO BLACK.

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ACT SIXTEEN- THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL SCENE 1- INT. DAY- MR. HENRY COZART, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE.

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FADE IN: PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Knock, knock. Mr. Cozart are you in your office? Hello. (Mr. Mead opens the office door to find Mr. Cozart sleeping at his desk with his feet up). I am sorry, I didn’t mean to startle you.

Mr. Henry Cozart is a career Assistant Principal. He is a black man in his early 50’s with a bald head, which he hides with a full head black wig. He wears thick horn rimmed glasses and long sideburns.

HENRY COZART, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL Yes, what is it Mr. Mead?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS There is a big delivery that you have to sign for at the delivery platform on the side of the school.

HENRY COZART, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL Oh, OK, tell the driver I will be right there.

Thanks.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS Lisa I just caught Mr. Cozart sleeping in his office.

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PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

I can’t believe he has nothing to do each day. Perhaps I am making his job too easy each day?

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Just between you and I, Mr. Mead, I have noticed that he takes no interest in discipline cases anymore with you in charge. Perhaps that is a compliment for you in taking charge of the discipline program?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS I am teaching a full five periods of Physical Education and Health Education each day in additional to before school and after school Dean duties and three periods during the school day. I am doing Henry’s job and mine.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY Perhaps you should slow down a little Mr.

Mead. Not everyone has as much energy as you do.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS You are right about that.

Fifteen minutes later Mr. Cozart meets the trucker at the delivery door to the school.

DRIVER (50) I need you to sign here Mr. Cozart.

HENRY COZART, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL What is in the shipment?

DRIVER Paper-clips sir. Millions of paper clips.

HENRY COZART, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL Millions of paper-clips? Are you sure? 83.

DRIVER It says right here on the manifest that there are one million boxes of paper-clips.

HENRY COZART, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL There must be some mistake. I ordered 1,000 boxes of paper clips, not one million.

DRIVER I am just the driver Mr. Cozart. Contact School Business Supplies by phone to see what the error was in ordering. Have a good day.

HENRY COZART, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL Where are we going to store all these paperclips. There are hundreds of cases of paperclip boxes. Oh my God! This is a nightmare.

FADE TO BLACK.

THE END

This is a story based on actual facts following a Physical Education Teacher at Kakiat Junior High in the East Ramapo Central school district in Spring Valley, Rockland county, New York. The dates are 1984 to 1990. Mr. Mead was enrolled in a 6th level administrative certificate course at New Paltz University and he was required to serve one year in an administrative position as a trainee. Since the Dean of Students position was eliminated a year before by budget cuts, Mr. Mead volunteered to serve as Dean of Students and teach a full-time teaching load of five classes. He would serve as Dean of Students before and after school and during three periods a day in which he normally would have had a prep-period, lunch break, and duty period. This is the true story of the humorous attempt to bring the Office of the Dean of Students under control after being abandoned for a year. The story begins after Principal Gerald Pollak approved of Mr. Mead serving in this administrative intern position as Dean of Students at Kakiat Junior High.

Secrets of the American Revolution in France 1776

by Dr. Pelham Mead

While researching a new movie script historical facts I discovered many interesting facts. 70 year old Benjamin Franklin was quite the ladies man in Paris, France. Jacques Donatien le Ray du Chaumont purchased the Hotel de Valentinois jus for Benjamin Franklin to live in rent free while he was in Paris, France representing the Continental Congress as it maneuvered to separate itself from England. Silas Deane use many of his own money and assets to purchase French artillery cannons, uniforms and 2500 rifles from the French to supply the Continental Army.

Behind the scenes in this days is the double agent Edward Bancroft a self-learned Doctor of Medicine and a well written scientist regarding Dutch Guiana plants, animals and indians. Arthur Lee is one of the men assisting Silas Deane in procuring credit to buy arms for the Continental Army. Lee seem to despise everyone. He accused Deane and Bancroft of being spies for the British many times. Franklin became close friends with Silas Deane and they ofter worked together without requesting Arthur Deane.

The French minister of Foreign affairs did not want to commit French credit to the Americans without a declaration of War. Jacques le Ray helped Benjamin Franklin in every way he could by buying him a hotel to live and work in in Passy just outside Paris and in trying to convince the French King Louis XVI the benefits in supporting the American revolutionary movement. The French eventually gave the Americans three million livre credit to purchase field artillery pieces, uniforms and rifles. In addition the French applied their credit to build ships for the American Navy in Holland. The British got wind of the Dutch building ships for the Americans and convinced the Dutch to stop building. When John Paul Jones came to France he was surprised to find out no ships had been built in Holland for the Americans. He had to settle for a smaller ship taken as a captive.

Meanwhile Bancroft was delivering messages in a glass jar on a string hung inside a hollow tree in Tuilleries park in Paris, only 3.7 kilometers from the Hotel de Valentinous where Bancroft was staying as a guest of Benjamin Franklin. The British knew everything the Americans were doing because Bancroft leaked all the information in letters with invisible ink. The British paid Edward Bancroft 200 pound sterling a year to spy on the Americans. Bancroft’s wife Penelope and his two sons lived in apartments in the suburbs of Paris not too far from the Hotel de Valentinois. Paul Wentworth was the spy who received Edward Bancroft’s reports and took them to Lord North who was in charge of the British secret service. King Charles III read the reports but did not believe them because he saw Bancroft as a gambling investor with financial problems. Lord Eagan also felt the same way, so much of what Bancroft report to the British was taken with a grain of salt.

Hotel de Valentinois back in 1776 when Jacques Donatien le Ray du Chaumont purchased it for Benjamin Franklin to live and work in. Jaques was a rich French aristocrat that made his money in shipping.

Benjamin Franklin brought his two grandsons to Paris with him so that they might get a good European education. Temple Franklin was sixteen at the time and his other grandson William was only five at the time. Bancroft stayed in the Hotel de Valentinois on many occasion so that he could be available when Franklin and Silas needed him to translate a French document or to copy some letter or treaty for them. At no time did the Americans pay Edward Bancroft for his services even though he was an integral assistant to the American Diplomats in France. Only the British paid him for his services.

Franklin was a slow methodical man who did not mind having dinners night after night to get to know all the people of power in France. Arthur Lee complained that Benjamin was wasting time and money doing nothing to further the American cause. Franklin was a smart person in realizing that if he pushed the French to get involved in the American declaration of freedom while France was still a monarchy.

Temple Franklin eventually became his grandfather Franklin’s personal secretary handling all the letters and paperwork that Franklin had to do. In the Signing of the Treaty of America with France a famous painting shows Temple sitting the to left of his Grandfather Franklin. Silas Deane and others were also in the painting from 1777. Had the French and Spanish not backed the Americans financially, the American would have never won the war. Silas Deane’s personal secretary was accused of being a spy and he fled to England, making Silas look bad for choosing the man to be his secretary. Secret invisible ink was often used by spies in the 1700’s. A lemon wash usually made the letters in invisible ink appear. The French spies were watching the Americans and British diplomats and the British were watching the Americans and British. Everyone was suspect of one thing or another and millions of dollars were at stake for military supplies for the Americans to win the war. Thanks to the well made Napoleon field artillery made by the French, the Americans were quite successful in winning many battles.

Edward Bancroft, M.D. double spy for the British who was never caught spying.

The Camarilla of the Sky

This is a science fiction story about a society of Hawk-men and women who fled the Earth to avoid nuclear radiation to live in cities in the sky, three miles above the Earth.

A series of nuclear attacks between Botswana and the Congo in Africa set up a series of misguided missiles that land in the wrong countries. Eventually, the USA is attacked and they in turn attack Russia who attacks China and on and on until no countries are left.

The stories of the Camarilla are told in the year 3550 by Goolin Bandoor a retired Meraki General to his Grand children about the centuries of the history of the Camarilla and their cities in the sky and the mutants on Earth who lived underground to avoid the radiation on Earth.

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Nuclear missiles first sent by Botswana to The Congo and the Congo retaliates with nuclear missiles back. Some missiles go astray into other countries causing global nuclear devastation. Out of the ashes the rich and powerful flee in space ships to unknown stars leaving millions behind to die.

CAMARILLA COMMANDERS OF THE SKY

Written by Dr. Pelham Mead III Camarilla Commanders of the Sky

By Dr. Pelham K. Mead III (c) Western Writers Association

ACT ONE- THE NUCLEAR MISCOMMUNICATION

SCENE 1- INT. DAY- THE PALACE OF PRESIDENT TIEGO MUAGI OF THE AFRICAN COUNTRY OF BOTSWANA

Note: Tiego Muagi is a heavy black man over 350 pounds who had a thin full face beard with very dark skin and short hair. Azuel the Vp of Botswana is a tall thin black man with thick curly black hair and a clean shaven face. His skin is light brown and his nose is too large for his face.

FADE IN:

The scene opens in the palace of the President of Botswana.

AZUEL (45) VICE PRESIDENT OF BOTSWANA President Tiego, President Bakomito of the Congo is threatening to wipe out the country of Botswana with his nuclear missiles.

TIEGO MUAGI, (60) PRESIDENT OF BOTSWANA I’ll be dammed before I let that idiot Balomito of the Congo, blow up my country.

Tell the Generals to ready the nuclear missiles aimed toward the Congo. When I get done with them they will only be known as the hole in Africa.

AZUEL, VICE PRESIDENT OF BOTSWANA.

Yes, Mr. President. I will give the order immediately. The red button switch is next to your communicator sir. 2.

TIEGO MUAGI, PRESIDENT OF BOTSWANA Yes I see it. Inform me when the missiles are ready.

FADE OUT. Narrator: Meanwhile hundreds of miles away up the African coast north of Botswana at the Municipal building for the President of the Congo.

PRESIDENT BALOMITO (55) CONGO Ikolo what have my generals determined regarding the Botswana nuclear missiles?

IKOLO, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE CONGO (45) VICE PRESIDENT OF BOTSWANA Our satellites tell us that Botswana is arming it’s missiles, and aiming them toward the Congo as we speak President Balomito.

PRESIDENT BALOMITO That bastard. Who does Tiego Muagi think he is King of Africa of something? Tell the missile launchers to activate the nuclear missiles and aim them toward Botswana.

GENERAL TITO KABALA (60) CONGO President Bakomito the Botswana President Tiego Muagi has launched a dozen nuclear missiles toward the Congo. We must flee to the bunker Mr. President.

PRESIDENT BALOMITO I am pushing the red button now to fire 24 of our nuclear missiles toward Botswana’s major cities, and utilities. Let’s get to the bunker underground quickly. How many minutes do we have?

GENERAL TITO KABALA Six minutes Mr. President. Hurry.

Back at Botswana in the President’s Palace. 3.

AZUEL, VICE PRESIDENT OF BOTSWANA.

President Tiego Muagi, I have bad news. The Congo President Bakomito has fired two dozen nuclear missiles at Botswana’s major cities, the palace, and all of the countries major utilities. We have to run to the underground bunker Mr. President. We have four minutes.

TIEGO MUAGI, PRESIDENT OF BOTSWANA Damm, that fool. I thought he was all talk. Now see what he has done. Inform the Army to brace for a nuclear attack. Let’s get to the bunker fast.

AZUEL, VICE PRESIDENT OF BOTSWANA.

Follow me Mr. President. We have just a few minutes left.

FADE TO BLACK. Narrator: Five minutes later twelve nuclear clouds are seen over the Congo, and twenty four nuclear clouds are seen over Botswana. The explosions are so violent that man, animal and plants are swept off the face of the Earth replaced by sand dunes of nuclear waste. Death is everywhere, and not one person survives, even the Presidents in their bunkers. Radiated air seeps into their bunkers, and they and their staff all die of radiation sickness with seared lungs. Black rain begins to fall and sweeps across the land. The black dust from the fallout rises as high as two miles above the land and the sun is completely blocked out.

FADE OUT.

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SCENE 2- EXT. DAY-THE ARMY HEADQUARTERS OF AFRICA.

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PRESIDENT SOBA NGENDA (70) ANGOLA General Bagamba what is the emergency you called me to the Central command post for?

GENERAL ABDOURAHIME (55) BOTSWANA ARMY President Soba Ngenda, I have extremely bad news. The President of the Congo has sent many missiles to wipe out Botswana, and some of the missiles have veered off course and are headed toward Angola. We have 3-4 minutes to do something as a counter measure Mr. President.

PRESIDENT BALOMITO That monkey face Bakomito. What the hell has he done now? Ready 18 missiles to fire back at the Congo immediately. We will retreat to the Presidential bunker underground in the meantime. Keep me informed.

GENERAL ABDOURAHIME Yes, Mr. President, 18 nuclear missiles activated and directed toward major cities in the Congo, and the Municipal Presidential building, and all utilities.

FADE OUT. Narrator: The Congo receives not only the Nuclear missiles from Botswana, but after the first attack of nuclear missiles a second wave hits from Angola. The Congo as a country no longer exists. It is a desert waste-land and no one survives. A nuclear cloud head north toward all west coast countries in Africa and on very deadly cloud heads to Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia military command headquarters a day later.

FADE IN: 5.

GENERAL ASWAMI (66) EGYPT Prime Minister Abarou we have detected a nuclear cloud headed our way at 5,000 feet above sea level. The best we can determine is that several African countries Angola, Congo, and Botswana have released their nuclear missiles at one another and completely wiped out their countries.

Animals, people, and plants are gone.

Destroyed by multiple atomic explosions.

What should we do Mr.Prime Minister?

PRIME MINISTER TOMAS KAWALLER (50) The best we can do is to warn everyone in our country to get gas masks, and go indoors or hide underground in municipal buildings.

We cannot stop the cloud from descending on our country. Hurry, we must prepare for this disaster.

In Jordan confusion exists.

GENERAL FRANCES GODARDO (55) JORDAN King Farouke, a nuclear missile is headed toward Jordan and it seems like it is coming from Egypt sir.

KING FAROUKE 40TH (35) JORDAN Egypt? What the hell are they doing? We have no quarrel with them. Call the Prime Minister of Egypt immediately.

GENERAL FRANCES GODARDO King Farouke, we do not have but 4 minutes or less to get to a protected area such as your bunker. If we do not hurry we may be all killed by the explosions by nuclear radiation. We need to run and maybe you can take the call from the Egypt Prime Minister there? 6.

KING FAROUKE 40TH Inform my family and personal guard we are to flee to the King’s bunker.

FADE OUT. Narrator: Four minutes later two misguided missiles hit Jordan, and the country becomes a desert waste-land unlike any seen before in the history of man kind. Sand storms of black dust, and sand rip across all of Jordan killing everything in it’s path from radiation dust.

Meanwhile in Italy, the Prime Minister is in a special meeting with his associates when the General In Chief of all Italian forces bursts into the room.

FADE OUT.

Meanwhile back in Italy.

FADE IN:

GENERAL ANTONIO GRANDOSO (45) ITALY Prime Minister, Sir, Egypt and Jordan have disappear off the map according to our satellites. Several African Nations have also disappeared and Atomic clouds have risen into the air two and three miles above the Earth. Several clouds have crossed over the entire African continent already and may be headed toward Spain and Italy and or Greece.

PRIME MINISTER SISTO ALONZO (60) ITALY What? What are you talking about General.

A nuclear war in Africa? What does that have to do with us? 7.

GENERAL ANTONIO GRANDOSO Sir, a cloud of black radiated dust is headed this way killing everything in it’s path, and causing black rain to fall on the Earth. It is radiating everything in it’s path.

PRIME MINISTER SISTO ALONZO Whose fault is this cloud?

GENERAL ANTONIO GRANDOSO Egypt or maybe Jordan Sir. No one has survived the nuclear strike. We could send some nuclear missiles back at Jordan or Egypt, but we think they are all dead already.

PRIME MINISTER SISTO ALONZO We must retaliate immediately, and then seek shelter underground. Inform the Pope and our Nations leaders to seek cover underground in our subways or municipal buildings. Activate twenty nuclear missiles, and send ten against Jordan, and ten against Egypt. Let me know when to push the red button.

One hour later.

GENERAL ANTONIO GRANDOSO The missiles are activated now Mr. Prime minister. You can push the button at any time. Meanwhile, we have but a few hours to seek refuge from the radiated black cloud of dust coming our way. We must rush to open the dormant bunker from centuries before.

PRIME MINISTER SISTO ALONZO Hurry then. Gather my family, and the imperial guard.

(MORE) 8.

PRIME MINISTER SISTO ALONZO (CONT’D)

I believe the Vatican has it’s own underground caves to hid in during the cloud assault?

FADE OUT. Narrator: Six minutes later Egypt receives a second wave of atomic missiles that kills any survivors from the first attack. Jordan receives more missiles that destroy the Palace and all the cities of Jordan. Mountains become valley wastelands, and desert dunes become crystals of glass from the high heated explosions.

FADE IN:

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ACT TWO- THE UNITED STATES TRIES TO DEFEND ITSELF AGAINST ALL OUT NUCLEAR WAR WORLD WIDE.

SCENE 1- INT. DAY- THE OVAL ROOM IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

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FADE IN: Note: Vice President George Marshall is a career politician. He is short and overweight with a balding head, and wears thin rimmed glasses.

GEORGE MARSHALL (55) VICE PRESIDENT OF USA Mr. President we have a world-wide catastrophe in nuclear wars beginning in Africa, and spreading to Italy and Europe and even South America in Brazil. Errant nuclear missiles and bombs have landed in different countries everywhere. We have to protect ourselves and our population if Russia or China get involved. It is only a matter of time before they are attacked and our Generals tell me that Russia will blame us and China also.

Note: President Mark Backrand was previously a General and is a tall thin man of 6 feet 5 inches tall with a clean shaven face and a scar on his chin from a War injury. 9.

PRESIDENT MARK BACKRAND (66) USA George, We have known for centuries that one day some third world country with nuclear missiles or bombs would make a mistake and attack another country and then it would escalate from there. We cannot sit and wait to be attacked. Tell the Military to go to Depcom 3 immediately. Prepare all bombers on stand-by ,and activate all missile cruisers and submarines. We can all least provide some counter-measures even if we cannot stop all the nuclear missiles and bombers from reaching the United States.

GEORGE MARSHALL, VICE PRESIDENT USA Yes, Mr. President. I will alert the Joint Chiefs of Staff immediately. You had better gather up your wife and family and head down to the White House bunker.

FADE OUT.

Several hours later in the White House bunker.

FADE IN:

GEORGE MARSHALL, VICE PRESIDENT USA (CONT’D) Mr. President several nuclear missiles struck Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and another batch struck Virginia near the CIA headquarters. It is possible Washington, D.C., will be hit next.

PRESIDENT MARK BACKRAND What about the counter-measures we took?

GEORGE MARSHALL Yes, they worked, but the missiles and bombers kept coming like ants to honey.

(MORE) 10.

GEORGE MARSHALL (CONT’D)

We don’t even know where half of the missiles are coming from sir. All hell has broken loose and our defenses are in ruins.

PRESIDENT MARK BACKRAND What are our options George?

GEORGE MARSHALL Well sir, we are defenseless after all our nuclear missiles and bombs are gone. America, and all of the other countries will be nuclear desert wastelands where no human can survive, or plant or animal.

PRESIDENT MARK BACKRAND What the hell are we going to do?

GEORGE MARSHALL, VICE PRESIDENT USA Mr. President, do you remember Operation Star Bound? It was a scenario when all hope to saving the country was lost and our country’s scientists and leaders needed to survive. Remember you set into motion four years ago the development of reserve interspaceships to evacuate a small number of leaders, military and civilians? Well now is the time to use them or die.

FADE OUT.

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ACT THREE- THE RUSSIANS BECOME INVOLVED.

SCENE 1- INT. DAY- SOMEWHERE IN THE KREMLIN.

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MAJOR VADIMIR POTESKI (50) KREMLIN President Trevenko we are being attacked in all our major cities by atomic warhead missiles. We think they are coming from the United States, but we cannot be sure. They are coming from every direction and our estimate is their are thousands of nuclear missiles in the air now. What should be do Mr. President?

PRESIDENT BORIS TREVENKO (60) PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA.

Those sons of bitches. We will not let the USA bury us under nuclear waste. Order the military to release everything we have to counter the Americans. Inform Admiral Boganiski to send the launch signal to all our submarines around the world and to air their nuclear missiles at all the major USA cities, especially Washington,D.C., and New York City.

MAJOR VADIMIR POTESKI As you command President Trevenko. I advise you to inform your wife and seek refuge in the Presidential bunker ten stories below this building.

PRESIDENT BORIS TREVENKO Make sure all the Generals meet me in the bunker planning room immediately.

Narrator: Thirty minutes later the first nuclear missile hits Moscow, and then another, and another, until the city remained a pile of rocks, and the river Moskva ran red with blood.

FADE TO BLACK. 12.

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ACT FOUR- OPERATION STAR BOUND

SCENE 1- INT. DAY- USA PRESIDENTIAL UNDERGROUND BUNKER

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FADE IN:

PRESIDENT MARK BACKRAND Does anyone have any reports regarding our country? What the hell do we do know about the whole world being radiated?

SCIENTIST WILLIAM LAWRENCE (60) Mr. President we have several options.

Saving the USA is not one of them. This nuclear radiation has killed millions around the USA, not to mention around the world.

Operation Star Bound is up, and running.

Another option is our DNA research in modifying the human body to withstand radiation. We also experimented with creating cities in the sky far away from the radiation on the Earth. Genetically, we have been able to create wings in the shoulder and back muscles of a human so that at high altitudes where the air is thin, a human DNA modification could fly.

PRESIDENT MARK BACKRAND Men with wings, cities in the sky, bullshit.

Let’s get real here. Having wings, and living in the clouds seems like science fiction, however, taking space ships aimed toward inhabitable planets out in space seems more realistic. Only a select few will be able to make the trip. Those that can afford to pay for it, the Scientists, and rich leaders that are needed to establish a new society out in space. How soon can we leave George? 13.

GEORGE MARSHALL, VICE PRESIDENT USA The spaceships are loaded with fuel and food, and ready to blast off for outer space now Mr. President. They are located at hidden sites away from the major cities in America. Boulder Colorado is one major space ship site, and another is found in a corn field in Indiana. We have about 200 space ships ready to take our people into space to seek a new planet to seek a new life.

ADMIRAL GENE BEEMAN (50) CHIEF COMMANDER OF THE NAVY AND MARINES.

Mr. President, I need to inform you that the CIA approved the list as to who is eligible to go on the Space ships, and who is not eligible. Many Scientists involved with the Cities in the Sky project and DNA manipulation involving winged humans are staying at an underground lab in Canada, and in Mexico which did not suffer as much nuclear damage. The black rain which is full of radiation however, is not able to be controlled, and is blown around the world in the jet stream, killing people, plants and animals on contact.

GEORGE MARSHALL, VICE PRESIDENT USA We expect there will be rioting of our civilians and military when they find out that they are not going on the space ships to other worlds. We have prepared for that eventuality, and have send specially coded messages to those that have been selected by the council. Any rioters will be shot on the spot by the military.

(MORE) 14.

GEORGE MARSHALL, VICE PRESIDENT USA

We have several divisions standing by to protect the space ship take-off platforms around the USA. God protect us in this last ditch mission to save American.

PRESIDENT MARK BACKRAND What about Russia and China?

GEORGE MARSHALL, VICE PRESIDENT USA They have similar programs with Space Ships ready to take their leaders, scientists and politicians that have money into outer space seeking habitual planets. Those that remain behind will have to live underground until Scientists figure how to create cities in the sky high above Earth, far from the radiation. DNA modifications have successfully created humans with wings and new muscles needed to have enough strength in the back muscles and shoulder muscles to allow a human to fly with wings.

Creation of the first city in the sky will begin immediately while the DNA reproduction of a new form of human with wings, smaller body frame and the inner brain balance to fly and glide through the air.

PRESIDENT MARK BACKRAND That is truly amazing, but I have more faith in outer space, then I do with a new species of bird men living in a city up in the clouds. Let’s get the hell out of here now. Have the Secret Service get the helicopter ready for us to fly out of here. Are you coming George? 15.

GEORGE MARSHALL, VICE PRESIDENT USA Yes, Mr. President. I will be there right along side of you and your family and my family. We are part of the privileged few.

The Helicopters are ready now to fly to the space ship departure platform. Good bye Washington, D.C.

GENERAL JOHN SWEENY (60) Mr. President, the rioting and radiation infected population is like watching a zombie movie. We have to take special precautions to get you to the space ship blast off area. You will all have disguises when you leave the building to take you to security transport vehicles to the space ship port. We may have to shoot some civilians in order to clear them out of the way of the vehicles. I advise you and your family not to watch this carnage. We have no choice Mr. President.

FADE OUT. The President and his family and the Vice President and his family embark on the helicopters for the space ships waiting to blast off.

FADE IN:

PRESIDENT MARK BACKRAND Look at the damage the atomic blasts did to Washington? Not one building standing.

Half the city is under water with the Potomac river over-flooding it’s banks.

Look at that the Washington’s monument is under water. Amazing and disgusting at the same time.

GENERAL JOHN SWEENY Shoot those civilians that are blocking the road out of Washington, D.C. Everyone get down they are shooting back.

(MORE) 16.

GENERAL JOHN SWEENY (CONT’D)

This will be a difficult journey until we can get out of D.C.. Sit back everyone and keep your heads down until we get over the Potomac river. Does everyone understand? This limo is bulletproof, but not bomb proof, so remain calm.

FADE OUT.

Later at the space port.

FADE IN:

GEORGE MARSHALL, VICE PRESIDENT USA Mr. President we are cleared to enter the Space Ship. As you know everyone will be placed in a frozen state to protect them over the many light years of travel. Good luck. I will be joining you after all the passengers are checked out.

PRESIDENT MARK BACKRAND Thank you George. This has truly been a nightmare. I feel so guilty about leaving millions of Americans behind. God, I hope they survive long enough to implement the DNA bird man alternative with a city in the sky. I am without words with my sadness.

Oh, well time to board the space ship. (tears run down his face).

MRS. ELIZABETH BACKRAND (40) PRESIDENT’S WIFE Mark I cannot stop crying for the people we are leaving behind. This is so sad, I will never be able to sleep at night knowing these people we are leaving behind face certain death. Oh, God, forgive us. So many of our friends and family are being left behind.

(MORE) 17.

MRS. ELIZABETH BACKRAND (40)

I pray to God to give us grace and forgive us for abandoning our people.

FADE TO BLACK. Minutes later the first of thousands of space ships blast off toward the stars. Millions of humans are left behind to die of radiation disease, starvation, and murder.

PEOPLE LEFT BEHIND (Looking up toward the stars) There goes all the rich and powerful people of the Earth, and we are left behind to die from radiation. God curse them, and may they forever roam the heavens with no place to land.

FADE OUT.

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ACT FIVE-THE AGE OF THE MERAKI (HAWK-LIKE PEOPLE)

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SCENE 1-INT. EXT. ARIES, THE MERAKI CITY IN THE SKY, 11 GRANDFATHER GOOLIN Narrator: 500 years after the great space ship escape from Earth, three miles up in the sky lies the city of Aesir (Viking Heaven), where 10,000 Meraki (Hawk-like) men and women live, far from the radiated wastelands of Earth. Grandpa Goolin( a winged Meraki-Hawkman) is in his holographic home with his grandchildren in Aries the Meraki city in the sky. Grandpa Goolin is an old Meraki or Meraki with wings, a full face beard, and wrinkled facial features. His hair is completely white as well as his full beard. Marie is a young Meraki (Hawk-person) and Granddaughter to Goolin, with small brown wings and long blond hair. Her, Dillen, and Sharp are the Hawk grandchildren of Grandfather Goolin. Dillen is a short Meraki with brown wings, and brown hair with streaks of blonde. Sharp is a little heavy set, round face, brown wings who speaks with a squeaky voice.

MARIE (9) DAUGHTER OF GODAR THE FIERCE Grandpa Goolin please tell us the stories about the history of the Meraki -people, please. 18.

DILLEN (10) SON OF GODAR THE FIERCE Yeah, poppa tell us how we built the city in the sky, Aesir.

SHARP (12) OLDEST SON OF GODAR THE FIERCE Yes, poppa Goolin, tells how the rich people of the Earth left everyone behind, and flew off into space never to return. I love that story.

GOOLIN BANDAR (70) RETIRED MERAKI GENERAL Gather around me my beloved grandchildren, and I will tell you the stories from centuries ago. Remember before I told you how the President of the United States, and other wealthy politicians, and Generals, fled the radiated sand dunes of Earth to find life on another habited planet in space. They left behind millions of people to die of radiation sickness, with no remorse.

Fortunately, deep in the ground of the Earth, Scientists had began fifty years before on DNA modification in humans to allow them to fly like Meraki .

FADE OUT.

FADE IN:

FLASH BACK TO TWO CENTURIES BEFORE.

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SCENE 2-INT. DAY- THE COMBINED NORTH AMERICAN AND 12 ASIAN SCIENTIFIC COMPOUND.

One mile below the surface of the Earth after the great exodus from Earth of all the wealthy and political people in rockets headed toward distance Stars. 19.

DR. GLAVIN STROOD, MD, PHD, (60) Dr. Greene I have a perfectly formed DNA modification of Hawk genes and human genes. I modified one of our volunteer pregnant women with superior genes and DNA and inserted the Hawk genes for flight and related muscles for wings. As predicted wings developed in the fetus. Now that the baby is born we have a prototype to copy for producing other hawk people.

DR.SAMUEL GREEN, MD., PHD (50) I hope all these years of research pay off for the survivors on Earth. The clock is ticking to get a city established in the sky miles from the radiation and black sand deserts that have occurred after the nuclear disaster years ago?

DR. GAVIN STROOD, MD, PHD Have faith Dr. Green. It has taken us almost fifty years to get where we are due to a courageous decision by the politicians many years ago when a nuclear disaster was predictable. We may not live long enough to see a new species of winged men and women living in the sky over Earth, but it thrills me to know we provided an option for thousands of Earth survivors. We must work fast to avoid radiation sickness and death for those that were left behind on Earth. Already other scientists have developed anti-gravity machines to life a city off the Earth to remain in the sky powered by solar power and special generators to provide electric constantly to help the new city in the sky remain constantly at the same altitude. 20.

MS. EASTER HOLLWIN, PHD (45) Dr. Green we are ready to replicate additional DNA modifications based on the success of the recent winged infant. Just give me the word and we will begin mass production.

DR. SAMUEL GREEN, MD., PHD I have the clearance from the Ruling Council of Earth Survivors to speed up the reproduction of DNA modification fetus’.

You are cleared to begin the mass production Ms. Hollwin.

MS. EASTER HOLLWIN, PHD Thank you Doctor Green. I will keep you informed on the progress of the fetuses that have modified DNA and genes.

DR. GLAVIN STROOD, MD, PHD, I am glad we decided to modify the growth genes on humans to reduce the skeletal size and mass by 50%. A heavy human would never be able to fly, no matter how large the wings if the proportional body weight to wing span is too large.

DR. GREEN, MD, PHD Surgery may be required to implant larger deltoid muscles and shoulder muscles to enable our new species to fly easily.

DR. GLAVIN STROOD, MD, PHD, In time we hope the DNA and genes will adapt to the need for larger back and shoulder muscles to move large wings. The circulation to the wings seems to be good and that was another goal of our DNA modifications. Once the winged children begin to grow they must be kept separate from unmodified humans to prevent conflicts. 21.

DR. GREEN, MD, PHD I agree Dr. Glavin. We have anticipated that problem and set up separate homes for the new born winged children. The biological mothers will be allowed to raise their winged children to age 12. After that the State will take the winged children and mentally train them for the challenges of a new society. Physical conditioning for the children’s wings and flying will take place from age one. We anticipate adult winged ones will weight 100 pounds or less with the help of our DNA modifications.

FADE OUT.

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SCENE 3- INT. DAY- GOOLIN’S HOME ON AESIR.

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Happy New Year 2019

Research into Templars and Documents hidden in Hunter Mountain, New York. Hard to believe that right under all the snow are caves which contain scrolls from Jerusalem about Christ and Mary Magdalene as well as other Gnostic gospels. Every year on Thanksgiving weekend I headed up to Hunter Mountain to go skiing. I used to live in Suffern, N.Y. which was only two hours from Hunter Mountain.

Now I read that the Templars send envoys from Italy and France to seek out the hidden scrolls from Solomon’s Temple.  Imagine Native Americans and Welsh soldiers guarding documents that could change Christianity?

I just got done reading several books that support the diary of a Templar who was sent by the Temple Order to retrieve these ancient documents. Very exciting research.

Templar knights

 

The Dean of Students

This is a humorous TV series script based on my life for six years as the Dean of Students at Kakiat Junior High, East Ramapo school district, Spring Valley, New York in the mid-1980’s. I was seeking a 6th level Administrative certificate to allow me to become a School Principal or district Administrator and I needed one year experience as an administrative intern. I approached Mr. Gerald Pollak, the Principal, and requested that I fill in for the empty Dean of Students position. The district budget to save money eliminated the Dean of Students job at the Junior highs and High schools. The Dean of Students is the job that deals with discipline problems day in and day out. You get to see all the bad students and either suspend them from school, call their parents or assign them to detention after-school or in-school suspension all day. It was one of the most hated positions by students in the school. Even the Principal faired better in popularity. I kept a sense of humor at the job and made some major changes like digital records in replacing orange discipline folders that were never filed correctly.

Here is the first draft of the TV pilot, The Dean of Students.

 

 

 

 

 

Pelham Mead
Dr. Pelham Mead Author

THE DEAN OF STUDENTS

By Dr. Pelham Mead III

Based on a true story.

TV PILOT

EPISODE ONE- THE DEAN OF 1 STUDENTS AT KAKIAT JUNIOR 1

HIGH, EAST RAMAPO SCHOOL DISTRICT, SPRING VALLEY,

NEW YORK.

2 SCENE-INT. DAY- DEAN’S OFFICE IN KAKIAT JUNIOR HIGH. 2

(Opening Scene to be repeated at the beginning of each episode)

Note: Pelham Mead, Dean of Students for Kakiat Junior high is a tall man

with light brown hair and a short mustache and thin rimmed eye glasses. He

is dressed in a white shirt, no tie, light brown sports jacket and slacks. The

scene opens with Mr. Mead entering his office and trying to find a pen in his

desk which is cluttered with water pistols, sling shots, knives, bullets, and

one pellet gun.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

(42)

Good morning Mrs. Rodofsky.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY (45)

Good morning Mr. Mead.

Mr. Mead enters his office. Five seconds of video show his title on the door

(Pelham Mead, Dean of Students). As the camera scans across the outer

room piles of orange files are stacked almost as high as the ceiling. Some

stacks are on the floor. There is almost no room to walk except a path to the

Dean’s office.y

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

(Looking through his desk draws) Damm it

where the hell are my pens?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

2.

ou(Opens left lower desk draw which is full

of water pistols) I have enough water pistols

to start a toy store. (Opens top left desk

draw) (The top draw is full of decks of

cards, marbles, pea shooters and sling shots.

Nothing but marbles and cards in this draw.

(He opens the desk middle draw and a huge

18 inch hunting knife is in the draw along

with several pocket knives. Hunting knives

and no pens.(Opens Right top draw which is

full of more water pistols). If there were a

market for used water pistols, I would be

rich.(Opens The right lower desk draw, and

the draw is full of cap guns and a pellet gun)

He digs through the cap guns and puts the

pellet gun on top of his desk and on the

bottom of the draw is one single ink pen.

Finally, a pen in a field of cap guns and a

pellet gun. I have an arsenal here. (Mr. Mead

puts all the cap guns and pellet gun back in

the lower right hand draw. On top of the

desk is three trays marked IN, PENDING,

Processed. The IN file is stacked so high it is

cascading into the Pending box. The

Processed file is empty. Lisa how many

students do we have today?

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY

About fifty Mr. Mead.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Fifty? Damm. It is going to take me all day

to interview fifty students. Call down twenty

students during homeroom today, and ten

during 3rd period, ten during 4th period

lunch and ten during 5th period lunch. Make

sure you do not call down any 7th graders

during their 3rd period lunch period, and the

same for 8th graders during 4th period, and

lastly no 9th graders during 5th period

lunch.

(MORE)

3.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY

Yes, Mr. Mead. I will start from the bottom

of the list, and call down the first 20 students

during homeroom.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Thanks Lisa. I will help you file the

thousands of old files that were never filed if

I get time later today. (Video scans the office

outside the Dean’s office where orange

discipline files are stacked everywhere.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (CONT’D)

My previous secretary did not know how to

file folders nor did she enjoy filing folders

so we have last year’s folders as well as this

year’s folders. I need to find a better

process.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY

(On the school PA system) Will the

following students report to the Dean of

Students office immediately. Gregg Gross,

Mindy Epstein, Sal Vendi, Gerald Rosen,

Mandy Walstein, Paul Hollerman, Jerome

Washington, Lavitia Green, Mohammed

Figal, Brett Wolf, Andy Rothman, Adam

Preenstein,…

Five minutes later a line of students forms outside the Dean’s office and

down the hall past the main office.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

I am going to speed this up by dealing with

the Lates to class, and cutting class by

assigning them automatically to after-school

detention this afternoon. (Dean Pelham

Mead steps outside in the hallway and

makes an announcement) The following

students were either late to class more than

two times or cut class are here by assigned

to after-school detention.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

4.

If you are on a Sports team you will not be

allowed to attend practice.Gregg Gross,

Mindy Epstein, Sal Vendi, Gerald Rosen,

Mandy Walstein, Paul Hollerman, Jerome

Washington, Lavitia Green, Mohammed

Figal, Brett Wolf, Andy Rothman, Adam

Preenstein. All other students will remain

here in line until I can interview them.

Those of you that I called can return to class

immediately. Get a pass from Mrs. Rodofsky

to return to class.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (CONT’D)

Mrs. Rodofsky, send in Malcolm Jones

please.

Malcolm comes into the Dean’s office.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (CONT’D)

Sit down Malcom. I have a disciplinary

referral from Mr. Knapp that you cursed at

him in class. Is this true Malcom?

MALCOM JONES (13) STUDENT

He got up in my face Mr. Mead.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Really? Did he touch or hit you?

MALCOM JONES

No he threatened to call my parents for not

doing any homework.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Really? Do you swear at your patents when

you get mad?

MALCOM JONES

No. My father would take my head off.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

I am going to call your parents now. Is your

mother at home Malcom?

5.

MALCOM JONES

I think so. My father works in New York

city for the Electrical Union and he does not

have a cell phone. Please don’t call my

mother.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Hello Mrs. Jones. This is Mr. Mead, Dean of

Students at Kakiat Junior high. I have your

son Malcom in my office this morning. It

seems he cursed out Mr. Knapp his Science

teacher yesterday.

MRS. WELINDA JONES (50) MOTHER

Hello, Yes Mr. Mead. I am sorry to hear that

Malcom could not keep his fat mouth shut

and show his teacher some respect.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Normally we would put Malcom in the Inschool

Suspension room for a whole day

where he will not be able to talk and

homework will be sent to keep him busy all

day. He will also eat his lunch in the

Suspension room. We have however an

alternative. If you give your permission I

can have Malcom do Community Service

during his lunch period today picking up

papers on the school grounds. He will have

to do three lunch periods of Community

service instead of a whole day of In-school

suspension. What would you like me to do

Mrs. Jones?

Note: Mrs. Jones is a large 300 pound black woman with an Afro hair style

and a mo mo dress.

MRS. WELINDA JONES

Put that boy in Community Service picking

up papers. Maybe it will teach him to keep

his big mouth shut.

6.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

OK, I will assign Malcom to 4th period

Community Service today and two days

after. Than you for your support Mrs. Jones.

Have a good day. Goodbye. OK, Malcom

you heard your mother and she approved of

you serving Community Service today and

two other days during your lunch period. At

the beginning of 4th period lunch you will

report to my office with your lunch. If you

do not have lunch we will provide you with

a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a

container of milk. You have 15 minutes to

finish your lunch. After that you will be

given a plastic trash bag and a paper picker

tool to pick up papers on the Soccer field

and surrounding area. You are not to talk to

your friends or anyone out during lunch

recess. I will personally be observing you

the whole period outdoors to make sure you

are picking up papers the entire time. When

you are done and the bell rings you are to

show your bag contents to me before you

dump it in the dumpster. Do you understand

these instructions Malcom?

MALCOM JONES

Yes, but I am not happy.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

See you at the beginning of 4th period. Do

not be late or you will get an additional day

of community service. Mrs. Rodofsky who

is next.

FADE OUT.

Later that day Mr. Mead meets the students serving Community Service that

day.

FADE IN:

7.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (CONT’D)

You students have 15 minutes to eat your

lunch. There is to be no talking. When you

are done I will give you a plastic garbage

bag and a paper picker took to pick up

papers and soda cans or bottles on or around

the Soccer field outside. I will be watching

you the whole time. When the bell rings,

you are to bring your bags back to me to

inspect and then you can dump them in the

dumpster at the back of the building. There

is to be no talking to each other or your

friends. Does everyone understand?

15 minutes later.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (CONT’D)

OK, here are your garbage bags and paper

picker tool. Put on your coats and let’s go

outside.

On the field Dean Mead is standing on the Soccer field holding a cup of

coffee watching the students picking up papers. It is windy and his hair is

blowing in the wind and it is cold and even with his heavy coat it is

noticeable how cold he is. His face begins to become rosy red from the cold.

He begins spitting on the ground.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (CONT’D)

Brrrrr, it is as cold as hell out here. Thank

God for this coffee.

When the bell rings all the students turn in their bag of trash and Mr. Mead

inspects them and then tells them to take the bags to the dumpster.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (CONT’D)

Take the bags to the dumpster and throw

them in. See you tomorrow, same time, same

place.

MALCOM JONES

Man that sucked. I am sorry I cursed at Mr.

Knapp cause this is torture.

Mr. Mead comes back into his office.

8.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Boy it was cold outside. Lisa have the

remainder of the students I have to interview

report to my office now.

FADE OUT.

At the end of the Day, Mr. Mead puts on his coat and exits the school by the

side door.

FADE IN:

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (CONT’D)

Holy crap! Someone broke my car

windshield. This is the third time this has

happened. I am going to have to park my car

out in the faculty parking lot to keep it away

from any students. Damm, now I will have

to drive home sitting in a pile of broken

glass.

Mr. Mead is seen sitting in a pile of glass peering through a broken

windshield, squinting his eyes to see.

END Of EPISODE ONE.

FADE TO BLACK.

EPISODE TWO- THE STUDENT 3 WITH A POCKET FULL OF 22 3

CARTRIDGES.

SCENE 1-INT. DAY- DEAN OF STUDENT’S OFFICE.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

(42)

Good morning Mrs. Rodofsky.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY (45)

Good morning Mr. Mead.

Mr. Mead enters his office. Five seconds of video show his title on the door

(Pelham Mead, Dean of Students). As the camera scans across the outer

room piles of orange files are stacked almost as high as the ceiling.

9.

Some stacks are on the floor. There is almost no room to walk except a path

to the Dean’s office.y

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

(Looking through his desk draws) Damm it

where the hell are my pens? ou(Opens left

lower desk draw which is full of water

pistols) I have enough water pistols to start a

toy store. (Opens top left desk draw) (The

top draw is full of decks of cards, marbles,

pea shooters and sling shots. Nothing but

marbles and cards in this draw. (He opens

the desk middle draw and a huge 18 inch

hunting knife is in the draw along with

several pocket knives. Hunting knives and

no pens.(Opens Right top draw which is full

of more water pistols). If there were a

market for used water pistols, I would be

rich.(Opens The right lower desk draw, and

the draw is full of cap guns and a pellet gun)

He digs through the cap guns and puts the

pellet gun on top of his desk and on the

bottom of the draw is one single ink pen.

Finally, a pen in a field of cap guns and a

pellet gun. I have an arsenal here. (Mr. Mead

puts all the cap guns and pellet gun back in

the lower right hand draw. On top of the

desk is three trays marked IN, PENDING,

Processed. The IN file is stacked so high it is

cascading into the Pending box. The

Processed file is empty. Lisa how many

students do we have today?

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY

Less than most days. We have around 25

students. The fear of serving Community

Service in front of their peers is making a lot

of students think twice before cutting a

class.

10.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Bengee Magal do you know why you are

here today?

BENGEE MAGAL (12) STUDENT

No, sir.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Do you want to empty your pockets

Bengee?

BENGEE MAGAL

What for Mr. Mead?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Your teacher Mr. Ross has reported to me

that you were playing with live bullets in

class. Is that true?

BENGEE MAGAL

I found them at the bus stop.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Do you realize how dangerous it could be to

you and your fellow students and teacher if

one of those bullets exploded in your hand

or pocket?

BENGEE MAGAL

I only have 8 bullets. Here they are

(dumpling the bullets on Dean Mead’s

desk).

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

(Picking up the bullets and examining them)

These look like 22 long bullets Bangee.

Where did you get these bullets?

BENGEE MAGAL

They were lying on the ground at the bus

stop, and I picked them up and put them in

my pocket.

11.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Really? Mrs. Rodofsky, Bangee and I are

going to take a little ride in my car. We will

be back soon. Come on Bangee we are

going for a ride in my car.

BENGEE MAGAL

Where are we going?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

We are going to your bus stop to see if we

can find anymore bullets on the ground.

Half way across the parking lot Bangee makes an admission of guilt.

BENGEE MAGAL

Mr. Mead, stop. We don’t need to drive to

the bus stop. I lied. I stole the bullets from a

coffee can in my neighbors garage. I saw the

bullets in the coffee can one day and I stole

them from our neighbor. I brought them to

school to show to my friends. I didn’t mean

any harm. Honest.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Well then let’s go back to my office.

When they get back to Mr. Mead’s office.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (CONT’D)

Bengee bringing bullets or guns to school is

a serious offense. We have a zero tolerance

policy in this school district and you could

be expelled from school by the

Superintendent of Schools and put on home

tutoring or sent to another school district in

Rockland county that will take you.

BENGEE MAGAL

(Begins to cry) Please Mr. Mead, do not call

my parents. They will kill me.

12.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

The law requires me to contact your parents

and inform the Principal of your

misconduct. It is out of my hands what the

Principal wants to do with you. This is your

first offense, so that will help your case, but

your parents will have to come into the

school, and meet with the Principal, Mr.

Pollak and myself and we will take it from

their. Let me call your parents first. Hello

Mrs. Magal? This is Mr. Mead, Dean of

Students at Kakiat Junior High. I am calling

you today because I have your son Bengee

in my office. He seems to have stolen some

22 calibre bullets from your next door

neighbors garage where they were in a

coffee can. He brought the bullets to school

and showed them to his friends in class. The

teacher reported him to my office and I

interviewed Bengee and determined that he

was lying about finding the bullets on the

ground at his bus stop. Can you and your

husband come in today and meet with

Principal Gerald Pollak and myself to

discuss Bengee’s situation. He may be

suspended from school because we have a

zero tolerance rule for guns and

ammunition.

MRS. MAGAL, (48) MOTHER

I am shocked to hear my son stole bullets

and brought them to school. I will call my

husband, and we will be able to come to

Kakiat Junior high this afternoon at 2:00

o’clock.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Good, I will confirm this with Principal

Pollak for meeting with him at 2:00 today.

Thank you for your cooperation Mrs. Magal.

(MORE)

13.

Later that day at 2:00.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY

Mr. Mead, Mr. And Mrs.Magal Are here

waiting for you.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Put them in the conference room and call

down Bengee, while I get Mr. Pollak to sit in

on this meeting.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY

Will do. Mr. And Mrs. Magal would you like

a cup of water or anything? Please sit in the

conference room until we can get your son

Bengee down here and Mr. Pollak as soon as

he is available.

Minutes later.

BENGEE MAGAL

Hi Mom and Dad.

MR. MADAL

Sit down Bengee. We are not happy.

BENGEE MAGAL

Sorry.

Mr. Pollak and Mr. Mead enter the conference room.

GERALD POLLAK, PRINCIPAL OF KAKIAT

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Sorry for the delay Mr. And Mrs. Magal. I

was on the phone with the District lawyer

and the Superintendent of Schools regarding

the legality of bring live ammunition into

school. As you may know we have a zero

tolerance policy regarding guns and bullets

brought to school. If Bengee was 16 it

would be a felony violation and he would

have to be arrested.

GERALD POLLAK, PRINCIPAL OF KAKIAT

14.

I have spoken to the Dean of Students, Mr.

Mead and since this is Bengee’s first offense

we are not going to suspend him from

school for a week or sent him to another

school district. With your permission he will

participate in picking up papers during his

lunch period for one month in our

Community Service program supervised by

Dean Pelham Mead. If he has any other

discipline problems in the next school year I

will have to recommend that he be removed

from school and sent to another school in the

district. Do you understand your rights Mr.

And Mrs. Magel?

MRS. MAGAL,MOTHER

I am so embarrassed for Bengee’s behavior.

This is not the way we brought him up. I

don’t know what I am going to tell our

neighbors? We will prefer to have Bengee

serve community service then be suspended

from school.

GERALD POLLAK, PRINCIPAL OF KAKIAT

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

OK, Mr. Mead will give you the form to

sign giving your permission to have Bengee

serve Community Service for one month.

You must provide a bag lunch for him since

he will not be permitted to buy hot lunch for

one month.

MR. MADAL, FATHER

Thank you Principal Pollak and Dean Mead.

I have to get back to work. Bengee we will

talk with you tonight. Good bye.

FADE OUT.

15.

EPISODE THREE- EXT. DAY- FACULTY PARKING LOT.

Mr. Mead arrives for school at 8:00 a.m. in his Volkswagen hatchback car

with no windshield. He had a ski hat on and a scarf and ski jacket on and

gloves. His face looks white and frozen from the cold air coming through the

open windshield.

RICK KNAPP, (25)SCIENCE TEACHER

Hey Pel where is your windshield? You look

like you are frozen. What happened?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

One of our students who was unhappy with

me for some reason broke my windshield

with a rock. I had to drive home in a pile of

broken glass. I don’t have time to get

another windshield until this weekend. It

was kind of like driving a snowmobile.

RICK KNAPP,

You certain are funny looking. (Laughing)

You better get snow goggles too.

They both walk into the school from the faculty parking lot.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Are you sure you wouldn’t like to serve as

the Dean of Students?

RICK KNAPP,

No way, not me. I am a Union Rep and not

an administrator. Good luck with that job.

See you later.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

(42)

Good morning Mrs. Rodofsky.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY (45)

Good morning Mr. Mead.

Mr. Mead enters his office. Five seconds of video show his title on the door

(Pelham Mead, Dean of Students). As the camera scans across the outer

room piles of orange files are stacked almost as high as the ceiling.

(MORE)

16.

Some stacks are on the floor. There is almost no room to walk except a path

to the Dean’s office.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

(Looking through his desk draws) Damm it

where the hell are my pens? (Opens left

lower desk draw which is full of water

pistols) I have enough water pistols to start a

toy store. (Opens top left desk draw) (The

top draw is full of decks of cards, marbles,

pea shooters and sling shots. Nothing but

marbles and cards in this draw. (He opens

the desk middle draw and a huge 18 inch

hunting knife is in the draw along with

several pocket knives. Hunting knives and

no pens.(Opens Right top draw which is full

of more water pistols). If there were a

market for used water pistols, I would be

rich.(Opens The right lower desk draw, and

the draw is full of cap guns and a pellet gun)

He digs through the cap guns and puts the

pellet gun on top of his desk and on the

bottom of the draw is one single ink pen.

Finally, a pen in a field of cap guns and a

pellet gun. I have an arsenal here. (Mr. Mead

puts all the cap guns and pellet gun back in

the lower right hand draw. On top of the

desk is three trays marked IN, PENDING,

Processed. The IN file is stacked so high it is

cascading into the Pending box. The

Processed file is empty. Lisa how are we

doing on filing the discipline folders? I am

planning on using my Apple Pet computer

and create a data base of all students that are

disciplined on Appleworks. I will install the

program on your computer for you and show

you how to access the data base. I am going

to use only 10 keywords. That will make

sorting by different infractions easier.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

17.

I can print out the whole week each Friday

and give Mr. Pollak a copy for his files.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY

Sounds good to me. It is going to take

forever to file all these discipline folders.

Many of last years 9th graders have already

gone up to the high school. I have to keep

them separate to send up to the high schools

to help them update their files. They haven’t

used computers yet in storing their files. We

are way ahead of them in technology.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Great. How many students do I have to

interview today?

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY

About 25 students. The late to class and

class cutters have gone down because they

do not want to pick up papers in front of

their friends.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Good that means my new approach is

working. The in-school suspension room is

mostly empty now. I moved those students

into Community Service to give the teachers

a break having to give up a prep period to sit

in the In-school suspension room for a

whole period.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY

First up is Lashonda Williams.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Come right in Lashonda. Have a seat. You

were recommended to me for fighting with

another girl during lunch time. What is your

side of the story?

18.

LASHONDA WILLIAMS (14) STUDENT

Well Mr. Mead, Tereshia Jones tried to take

my boyfriend Jamal away from me so I had

to teach the bitch a lesson.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Fighting in school is not permitted. If you

have a problem you go to your guidance

counselor and tell them about it, not starting

a fist fight on the Soccer field. Normally, we

suspend students who fight in school, but I

am going to give you a break and ask your

parents to allow you to serve in Community

service..

LASHONDA WILLIAMS

What is Community Service Mr. Mead?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Instead of being suspended from school and

missing a full week of classes you get to

pick up papers during your lunch period for

one week. That way you don’t miss any of

your classes and schoolwork.

LASHONDA WILLIAMS

Picking up papers Hell No.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

If you refuse then I will be forced to suspend

you for one to two weeks out of school. You

will fall behind in your work and probably

fail the semester. In addition the suspension

will go on your permanent record for future

colleges or Employers to see if they want to

accept you. The next time you get in trouble

you may be expelled permanently and have

to go to night school to get a diploma. So

what will it be Lashonda.

19.

LASHONDA WILLIAMS

When you put it that way, I will pick up

papers instead.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Good, meet me in front of my office

tomorrow at the beginning of 4th period.

This is all pending on a phone call to your

parents for their permission for your to serve

community service.

Later that day Mr. Mead goes outdoors third period, fourth period and fifth

period to supervised community service. The day was especially windy and

cold. Mr. Mead had a cup of coffee and his ski jacket on with the hood over

his head to protect him from the wind. He looked like a frozen corpse.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (CONT’D)

Time to go out for community service. If

anyone has an emergency just call me on the

walkie talkie and I will come running. Now

it is time to freeze to death on the Soccer

field.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY

Stay warm Mr. Mead.

At the end of the day Mr. Mead walks out to the empty faculty parking lot

where his VW hatchback is parked with no windshield. He puts on his ski

hat, gloves and scarf around his ski jacket and drives off with the cold wind

in his face.

FADE TO BLACK.

EPISODE FOUR- TROUBLE IN THE EH (EMOTIONALLY

HANDICAPPED) CLASSROOM.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

(42)

Good morning Mrs. Rodofsky.

MRS. LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY (45)

Good morning Mr. Mead.

(MORE)

20.

Mr. Mead enters his office. Five seconds of video show his title on the door

(Pelham Mead, Dean of Students). As the camera scans across the outer

room piles of orange files are stacked almost as high as the ceiling. Some

stacks are on the floor. There is almost no room to walk except a path to the

Dean’s office.y

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

(Looking through his desk draws) Damm it

where the hell are my pens? ou(Opens left

lower desk draw which is full of water

pistols) I have enough water pistols to start a

toy store. (Opens top left desk draw) (The

top draw is full of decks of cards, marbles,

pea shooters and sling shots. Nothing but

marbles and cards in this draw. (He opens

the desk middle draw and a huge 18 inch

hunting knife is in the draw along with

several pocket knives. Hunting knives and

no pens.(Opens Right top draw which is full

of more water pistols). If there were a

market for used water pistols, I would be

rich.(Opens The right lower desk draw, and

the draw is full of cap guns and a pellet gun)

He digs through the cap guns and puts the

pellet gun on top of his desk and on the

bottom of the draw is one single ink pen.

Finally, a pen in a field of cap guns and a

pellet gun. I have an arsenal here. (Mr. Mead

puts all the cap guns and pellet gun back in

the lower right hand draw. On top of the

desk is three trays marked IN, PENDING,

Processed. The IN file is stacked so high it is

cascading into the Pending box. The

Processed file is empty. Lisa how many

students do we have today?

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY

About ten, Mr. Mead. The numbers are

going down finally. Oh, you have a call on

the intercom. Miss Gravely say she has an

emergency.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY (CONT’D)

21.

One of her male students named Mohammed

Moosher is freaking out and threatening to

hurt everyone in the class. She wants you

and security to rush to her room.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Tell her I am on the way. Call the security

guards and tell them to meet me at the EH

class on the first floor.

Pelham Mead jogs down to the EH class. Upon his arrival he opens the door

and sees furniture and tables and chairs upside down all over the classroom.

All the students are pinned against the wall including the teacher in fear of

the student at the far end of the room who was cursing and threatening

everyone in the room with his black umbrella.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (CONT’D)

Mohammed, I am the Dean of students. You

need to calm down. What is the problem?

You also need to stop threatening everyone

with that umbrella. Are you alright Miss

Gravely?

Mohammed is an average size black student with short cut hair and no facial

hairs. He is a very muscular student being a year older that the rest of the

students. He has a very base voice and stutters a little when talking.

MOHAMMED MOOSHER, (15) STUDENT

Fuck you Mr. Med or whatever your name

is. I asked Miss Gravely if I could take a few

days off from school to make some money

working and she said No.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

If you take off from school you can be

arrested by the District truancy officer and

be in a lot of trouble. Come on Mohammed

let’s go out in the hallway and talk this over.

MOHAMMED MOOSHER,

Fuck you. I am not going anywhere.

22.

SECURITY GUARD DAN HEALY, (60)

Do you need help Mr. Mead?

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

No Dan, I got this under control.

Stay around just in case. Mohammed

if you don’t come out, I am going

to have to drag you out in the

hallway.

MOHAMMED MOOSHER,

Fuck you asshole. Try and take this

umbrella away from me.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

This is your last chance Mohammed.

I am coming in and I am going to

take your umbrella away and drag

you by your neck out into the

hallway for the rest of the school

to see.

MOHAMMED MOOSHER,

(Mohammed raised the umbrella high in the

air as Mr. Mead charged him) You can’t

have my umbrella.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Give me the umbrella or I am going to wrap

it around your throat.

Mr. Mead was a Wrestling champion in High school and college and he kept

himself in the best physical condition possible at 160 pounds over

Mohammed who weighed around 120 pounds.

Mr. Mead grabbed the umbrella and Mohammed behind the neck and

dragged him out into the hallway. There Mohammed tried to punch Mr.

Mead and he blocked the punch and judo flipped Mohammed to the foor.

Suddenly, all the classroom doors opened and the teachers stuck their heads

out to see what was going on. They were amazed to see the Dean of Students

wrestling with an EH student. I was the event of the month for the teachers

when they gossiped about what happened in the teacher cafeteria everyday.

Later, Mr. Mead got Mohammed in a head lock and dragged him down to

the Dean’s office. Dan the Security officer helped by bringing the umbrella

along.

23.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS (CONT’D)

Lisa inform Mr. Pollak that I have a violent

student I want arrested by the Rampo Police

department. I will press charges of

assaulting a teacher and administrator in

addition to threatening the other students in

the class with bodily harm. I am going to

lock him in the conference room until the

police get here.

LISA RODOFSKY, SECRETARY

I am calling Mr. Pollak on the intercom right

now and the Ramapo Police department.

PELHAM MEAD, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Thank you. Now I have to catch my breath. I

haven’t wrestled since College.

Haitians

Student with 18 inch Hunting Knife

Student with Water pistols and pea shooters and sling shots.

Student with Pellet Gun

Student with umbrella in Emotionally Disturbed classroom

Students that cut class, late to class, disrupting a class and other non-violent

actions.

Students serving Community Service- During Lunch Hours, given Peanut

butter and jelly sandwich and small container of milk if they did not bring

lunch. 15 min. Then given leaf rake or plastic bag to pick up papers and

garbage on school property.

Dean Pel Mead supervised lunch community service while eating his lunch,

Fall, winter (snow on the ground) and Spring.

Trimming bushes which turned out to have poison ivy in them.

End of the school year emptying out of Dean’s desk full of plastic water

pistols which had to be smashed, knives of all sizes and a pellet gun. Could

not be thrown in the dumpster or students would dive in after the knives, etc.

24.

Picture visually of Dean Mead dumping hundreds of plastic water pistols on

the floor along with knives, pea shooters, sling shots and one pellet gun.

The Personal Diary of Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of King Henry VIII of England

 

 

 

Autumn winds 90
Portrait of King Henry VIII of England

Entry 1- My Youth-September 22, 1515-1539

Dear diary,

Now that I am twelve years of age I have decided to record the events of my life.

I was born a German princess on September 22, 1515 in Dusseldorf Germany. I was the second child born to Duke John III Of the Dutchy of Cleve’s. My mutter or mother was Mary of Julich. I am told my parents were disappointed that they did not have a son. It was no matter since a year later my brother William was born, and then after him my youngest sister Amelia was born.

 

Cleve’s was a wonderful place to grow up. It was situated on the Rhine

River, and it bordered Hapsburg, Netherlands. Nearby was the village

of Cleves. It was a small village with many common folk. We were

brought up as strict Catholics by my mother, however my father was a Lutherans. His view of religion was to love God, and hate the Roman Catholic

Church, and the Pope. Father did not agree with mother in being Catholic.

He was more interested in reform and breaking away from the Pope and Rome in promoting Lutheranism. Mother on the other hand was a devote

Catholic, and she tried to bring us up in the Catholic tradition, but father

would not allow it. Mutter (mother) used to take us to the Rhine River often to see the boats. I loved watching the fisherman on the Rhine when I was young.  Life was simple in those days.

 

Mutter (Mother) was always spending time with us. She trained my sisters and I how to be good wives for our future husbands, by making us skilled in

stitching. Meine My Mutter (Mother) would spend hours with me since I was

clumsy with the use of the needle. Father sent William my brother away early for formal training. We all missed William when he left, most of all mother missed her

son dearly. My sisters, and I only received domestic training as was proper in Cleves at the time. It was a German tradition to prepare women to serve their husbands. Mother was a strict Catholic, and she brought us up to fear the lord, but father always had the final word, and we were considered Lutherans according to him. My Uncle, who was a Lutheran, influenced my brother William in his religious beliefs. Father believed in the reformation, and the teachings of the great scholar Erasmus, but mother had the upper hand in what religion we children would learn when father was not around. We seldom saw father except on holidays. He was always busy with the Duties of Duke of Cleves and the court.

 

Music in the court of Cleve’s was frowned upon as I was growing up. It

was believed to be a frivolous waste of time. Later some of the more

strict Protestants associated music with the devil. I would have liked to have

learned how to play a flute, if I had only been given the opportunity.

Sybilla, my older sister and I were very close and often played together pretending to be Princesses. Amelia, my other sister, was a little young for us so we did not share as much with her.  I was mother’s favorite; at least that is what she told me. We spent many happy hours together over the years of my youth.

 

 

 

Swan Castle, Cleve, Germany, 1515

 

The castle of Cleve’s (Swan Castle) was a great old castle that stood across the Rhine from a village that was often governed by the French King.  My room very large and was next to Sybille’s room. Amelia’s room was down the hallway from our rooms. I could see the Rhine River from my bedroom, and the mountains beyond. Growing up was blissful, and before I knew it at age 12, (1527), father was arranging for my marriage to Francis the 10-year-old son of the Duke of Lorraine. Fortunately, this proposed marriage was cancelled. I had no desire to leave my family, and marry someone I did not know. Mother said that it was my duty to marry to form allegiances with other Princes. I guess romance was never to be considered in a marriage? I am a simple German princess with simple ideas about marriage. Living a comfortable lifestyle was most important. No princess wanted a poor marriage, especially me.

 

We never enjoyed playing cards as they did in the England or the French courts. My mother taught me being a good wife was skill enough for any noble woman. At Swan castle in Cleves everything was provided for me making life easy for me. I wasn’t lazy; rather my mother and father spoiled me. I had dozens of servants waiting on me everyday

 

Sibylle of Cleves byLucas Cranach the Elder, 1526.

 

 

 

 

My Angel Friends

MY ANGEL BUDDIES-First draft of a movie script

Written by

Dr. Pelham Mead

(c) 2018

1 ACT ONE- THE CAR CRASH. 1

2 SCENE 1- EXT. DAY- DRIVING ON MEADOWBROOK 2

PARKWAY, HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK.

FADE IN:

Note: Tom Sizer is a college student at Hofstra University, Long Island, New

York. He had a crew cut hair style and is clean shaven. His hair is brown and

eyes are brown. The scene opens with Tom sitting on a park bench on a

bright shiny summer day.

TOM SIZER, (18)

I remember the day when the accident

happened. I was driving south on

Meadowbrook parkway toward Freeport in a

heavy downpour of rain. I could hardly see

out of my windshield, even with the wipers

going at maximum. Suddenly, the car in

front of me hit a large puddle and began to

swerve out of control. I tried to avoid the car

by changing lanes but the car in front of me

began to spin covering both lanes. I was

doing 60 miles per hour and began breaking,

but it was too late. The car in front of me

was out of control and had spun 180 around

facing. The last thing I remember is hitting

the spinning car at a high rate of speed. My

head hit the steering wheel as the air bags

deployed. I felt my car flipping upside down

and sliding down an embankment, then I

went blank.

2.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

(In a larger than life heavy voice) Tom, Tom

can you hear me. Tom it is not your time to

cross over so, I am going to help you live. I

am opening the door for you Tom. Crawl out

now and keep crawling away from your car

for it is going to explode. Can you hear me

Tom?

TOM SIZER,

Who is this? Am I dreaming? Now I am

hearing voices. Gotta undo my seat belt.

Aww my leg feels like it is broken. Must

crawl away. Crawl away. What the hell? The

car door just opened by itself. Now I can get

out. Blood in my eyes. Hard to see.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Keep crawling Tom (Loud booming voice)

Suddenly when Tom is about 20 yards away from the car in the heavy

downpour of rain, his car which was upside down exploded into a burst of

flames.

TOM SIZER,

Than God I got out in time. The voices

seemed to have stopped. I hear an

ambulance siren in the distance. It is closer

now with flashing red lights. I cannot see

with all the blood in my eyes.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

(Booming deep voice) You are blessed

among others and worthy of life. Go in

peace.

FADE OUT.

SCENE 2- INT. DAY- MEADOWBROOK 3 COMMUNITY HOSPITAL3.

FADE IN:

Nurse Mary Ballard is a tall, brunette woman with short cropped hair and

glasses. She is thin with a pronounced roman nose.

3.

MARY BALLARD, RN NURSE (40)

Incoming. Auto accident, multiple cuts and

possible broken leg. Male, 18, blood

pressure 180 over 95. Put him in room B.

Note: Dr. Wooddrift is a tall man with a full face beard and greying hair.

DR. HENRY WOODDRIFT, EMERGENCY

DOCTOR (50)

I got it. Let’s lift him onto the table, 1,2, 3

up. Nurse take care of that cut to his

forehead. I will start with the leg. Yup, it is

broken. Multiple fracture of the left leg. I am

going to have to try and straighten the leg

before casting it. Nurse Mary and Alice hold

him down. Ready, (snap) there it is

straighter now. Any other cuts or damage?

Hook up an IV. He has lost a lot of blood.

Give him an antibiotic while I set the leg

cast.

MARY BALLARD, RN NURSE

His blood pressure is dropping back to

normal. He is coming to. Shall I give him a

sedative Doctor?

DR. HENRY WOODDRIFT, EMERGENCY

DOCTOR

Yes, Mary give him a sedative because when

he wakes up he is going to be in a lot of

pain.

MARY BALLARD, RN NURSE

OK, Doctor. Heart rate is 88. Blood pressure

down to 135 over 80.

Dr. HENRY WOODDRIFT, EMERGENCY

DOCTOR

That’s it I wrapped his broken leg. Take him

up to the second floor and have him

admitted. Nice work Nurse Mary.

FADE OUT.

4.

SCENE 3- INT. NIGHT- ROOM 222, 6 SECOND FLOOR OF 6

MEADOWBROOK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL.

FADE IN:

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

(In a booming voice that only Tom can hear)

Tom this is Michael. You will soon be well

and serve a function for heavenly bodies.

You have been chosen to be a host of Angels

on Earth, a valued and uplifting position for

a human. Heal soon and I will return.

TOM SIZER,

(Awaking) Where am I? Oh my l leg is

killing me and my head aches. What

happened? All I can remember is a voice in

my head telling me to crawl away from my

car as it lie upside down.

Note: Nurse Swift is a short red haired woman with freckles on her face. She

has blue eyes and pale white skin.

ALICE SWIFT RN, (45)

Welcome to Meadowbrook Community

Hospital Tom. I am Nurse Swift. You were

in a car accident and your leg is broken and

you have several cuts in your head. The

doctor wrapped up your leg and you are on

antibiotics. We sewed up your cuts on your

forehead. You were unconscious from the

time of the accident until you arrived at this

hospital. If you need anything ring the

button.

TOM SIZER,

Thank you Nurse Swift.

ALICE SWIFT RN,

Doctor Wooddrift will be into see you

tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, just rest.

You body is recovering from a state of

shock.

5.

TOM SIZER,

Can I have some water please?

ALICE SWIFT RN,

Sure, Tom here you are. Your parents were

called and they should be here shortly.

Anything else you need?

An hour later John Sizer and Beth Sizer, Tom’s parents arrive at the hospital.

JOHN SIZER, FATHER (60)

Hello Nurse. I am John Sizer and this is my

wife Beth. We are Tom Sizer’s parents. Can

we see him now?

DESK NURSE (30)

Yes, Tom is in room 222 upstairs on the

second floor. Take the elevator and turn right

when you get out of the elevator and his

room in the second room on the right.

JOHN SIZER, FATHER

Thank you Nurse. Come on Beth let’s go

upstairs to see Tom.

Later on the second floor.

BETH SIZER, MOTHER, (55)

Tom, oh Tom you are alive. Thank God for

delivering you safely. I will say a prayer for

you tonight. Oh, look at your forehead. Your

leg is in a cast too. Are you alright Tom?

TOM SIZER,

Hi Mom, Dad, I am feeling better. I was

unconscious for a while when they brought

me to the hospital and treated my injuries. I

am in pain but glad to be alive.

JOHN SIZER, FATHER

What happened Tom?

6.

TOM SIZER,

The car in front of me went into a spin when

it hit a deep puddle in the rain. I tried to

avoid the car spinning but we were traveling

to fast to prevent a collision. When the car

flipped I think I was unconscious but I heard

voices. Well at least one voice that had a

thundering sound to it. The voice told me to

crawl away from the car. Suddenly, as if a

miracle the car door popped open and I

crawled out. The voice told me to keep

crawling that the car would soon explode.

Weird, I must have dreamed everything?

BETH SIZER, MOTHER,

You were protected by the Angels Tom.

How amazing?

JOHN SIZER, FATHER

There is no such thing as Angels Beth. He

probably dreamed it when he was

unconscious.

BETH SIZER, MOTHER,

I don’t believe that John. I truly believe

Michael or Gabriel came down from heaven

to save Tom.

TOM SIZER,

Well I am alive at least, Angels or not.

FADE OUT.

ACT TWO- 7 ANGEL HOUSE ON ANGEL LANE. 7

8 SCENE 1- INT. DAY TOM’S RENTAL HOUSE IN FREEPORT, NEW8

YORK ON ANGEL LANE.

Note: Tom lives alone in a small summer cottage converted to a year-round

house. His parents pay all his bills including his tuition to Hofstra University

in Hempstead, Long Island New York.

7.

TOM SIZER,

It is good to be home finally. My leg is

killing me and walking on crutches is a real

pain. Driving is most difficult with just my

right leg, but I have to get to Hofstra

University for my classes. I am going nuts.

Now I am talking to myself.

As Tom enters his kitchen a man with deep blue eyes that almost shine. and

a full face beard is sitting on a kitchen chair.

TOM SIZER, (CONT’D)

Who the hell are you? If you are the

landlord, I paid the rent for this month

already. Who are you, and why are you

sitting in my kitchen?

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

My name is Michael. Do not be afraid Tom.

I see you have healed well.

TOM SIZER,

How did you get in here. The door was

locked. Your voice sounds familiar. Have we

met before?

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Yes we me when you had your car accident.

TOM SIZER,

Really? I don’t remember anyone else. Were

you driving the other car? Your blue eyes are

really piercing. Maybe I am dreaming

again?

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

No you are not dreaming Tom. Do you

believe in God, Tom.

TOM SIZER,

What is it to you? Are you a preacher or

something?

8.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

No, I come when you need help.

TOM SIZER,

What does that mean? I think you need to

leave. This is getting weird.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Do you believe in faith Tom?

TOM SIZER,

Sometimes, what does it matter to you?

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

What will it take to convince you I come

with good intentions Tom?

TOM SIZER,

You leaving would help.

Suddenly, Michael stands up and a pair of giant size wings appear on his

back.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Will this help to convince you Tom?

TOM SIZER,

Holy shit you have wings? No this has to be

a dream or hallucination. I don’t believe an

Angel is sitting in my crappy house.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Tom, if you believe me, I am Michael the

Arch-angel of Heaven. When I appear to

mortals or humans I need to have a human

intercessor to help humans not to be afraid

of my powers and presence. I command the

Army of God’s Angels, and I also help to

deliver souls to the other world after death.

Sometimes I am called to save a moral like

yourself to have a long lasting life.

9.

TOM SIZER,

I have to sit down. Can you put those wings

away for a moment. You are scaring the shit

out of me. I still cannot believe you are a

real Angel.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

What will it take to convince you Tom? Do

you want to see me fly? Shall I summon my

fellow Archangels? Gabriel come hither,

Raphael, Raquel, show yourselves so that

this mortal might believe.

Suddenly there is a loud sound like thunder and Raphael, Gabriel, Raphael

and Raquel sudden appear in Tom’s kitchen in full dress and wings.

TOM SIZER,

Oh my God, you have my attention now.

You are Angels? Why are you here in my

shack? Why not appear in a cathedral or

church or something?

GABRIEL THE ARCHANGEL

I bring good news from the Lord God, Tom.

You have been chosen to host our heavenly

bodies. We come to rest in your abode on

Earth. When we transform into mortal

bodies we need an intercessor to help us not

scare other mortals, and you have been

selected. Our brother Michael the Archangel

has already saved your life from going to the

other side. Your life continues, rather than

dying at the car crash scene. You should

thank Michael for saving your soul.

TOM SIZER,

Were you the voice I heard after the crash,

Michael?

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

That was my voice indeed Tom. I led you

away from death to life.

10.

TOM SIZER,

Well than I am grateful. What is it you want

of me and my humble life?

GABRIEL THE ARCHANGEL

To rest on Earth, Tom. We need somewhere

to transform out heavenly forms into mortal

bodies and rest when we are not saving other

mortals or guiding others whose lives have

ended to the other side. We help many crossover

and not get lost in so doing. We try to

bring justice to an unjust world, save the

poor, reward the prayerful, and protect the

weak.

TOM SIZER,

I am just an average college student with no

intentions on becoming a Joan of Arch or

some other Saint.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

You do not have to be a Saint to be a human

intercessor. You are chosen and you must

answer the call. Few are chosen and you are

most fortunate to be one.

TOM SIZER,

It could get pretty crowded around here with

a bunch of Angels hanging around.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

We will keep our wings concealed since they

scare you.

TOM SIZER,

That would be a blessing. When you let

those massive wings break forth they are

pretty scary. They are so big that they touch

the ceiling.

FADE OUT.

11.

SCENE 2- INT. NIGHT- THE FIRST ANGELIC 9 INTERCESSION. 9

It is late at night and Tom’s bedroom is dark black except for an alarm clock

which has a shine at night clock face ticking away showing 4:00 a.m.

Suddenly, there is a flash of bright light in the bedroom, and Michael the

Arch-Angel appears.

FADE IN:

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Tom awake it is time to come with me to

Georgia.

TOM SIZER,

Georgia, how in hell, am I supposed to get

to Georgia?

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Do not wonder or panic mortal. One

moment you will be here, and the next you

will be in Georgia on Highway 95 south at

the scene of a school bus accident with an

18 wheel semi-truck. Come we must save as

many souls of the children as we can.

Flash. Boom. Michael and Tom disappear.

TOM SIZER,

Where am I? Oh my God look at the

carnage? Bodies and school books and

knapsacks everywhere and tires from the

semi-truck.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Tom I want you to help me lift the surviving

souls out of the bus wreckage. Not all of the

children are destined to survive, but we will

try and save as many as we can even before

the Emergency trucks get here.

TOM SIZER,

You want me to climb into the bus

wreckage? It scares me to death.

(MORE)

12.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

It will be easier for the children if a kind

man such as yourself should try to carry

them out of the bus than for them to sing a

Winged Angel lift them out of the wreckage.

Sometimes just seeing an Angel induces

great fright in humans as you experienced

the first time we met. Hurray, now there is

great danger of fire.

TOM SIZER,

What about the bus driver and the truck

driver?

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

I will see to the Truck Driver and lift him

out of his cab without him knowing it. As

for the bus driver, he did not survive.

Gabriel will help him cross over. Let us save

as many children as we can. I do not want

the burden of taking a large group of

children’s souls to the other side. It is always

a sad thing when a child dies who has not

yet grown to fulfill a great life.

TOM SIZER,

I will try to get this little girl who is bleeding

next to the bus window our of the bus. Hi,

do not be afraid. My name is Tom and I am

here to help you get out of the bus. Are you

able to walk?

SUZZIE FITZBERG (12), STUDENT

I think so. My arm hurts. What happened?

Where am I?

TOM SIZER,

Your bus had an accident. You will OK. Let

me lift you up and carry you out of the bus.

Easy does it. I got you. Careful now. We are

out.

TOM SIZER, (CONT’D)

13.

Let me put you over by the tree while I try

to get some of your classmates out of the

bus.

SUZZIE FITZBERG

Thank you Tom. I am fine. Help my

classmates please.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

I lifted the truck driver out of his cab. He

has a broken leg and a head concussion, but

is otherwise OK. The emergency medical

team will wrap his leg when they arrive.

How are we doing getting the other children

out of the bus?

TOM SIZER,

I got one girl out so far and I am going back

into the bus to fine more students. Can you

perform a miracle and lift some of the

unconscious students out of the bus.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

I can do that. See, it is done.

TOM SIZER,

I am going back into the bus now.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

I will protect you with my powers when you

enter the bus.

TOM SIZER,

That is a big help knowing I am not going to

die in the bus when it explodes. Hello is

anyone alive?

RICHARD WHITING (14) STUDENT

Over here. I am trapped under the seat and I

need help.

14.

TOM SIZER,

Michael can you hear me? I need a miracle

to lift the bent seat brace off this boy.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Consider it done.

Suddenly the metal seat brace breaks away.

TOM SIZER,

I can get you out now.

RICHARD WHITING

It is a miracle that brace broke and released

my leg. Thank God.

TOM SIZER,

Emergency crew, I am coming out with an

injured student. He leg was crushed under a

bus seat.

SAMUEL PICKERING (40) EMERGENCY

CREW PERSON.

I got him. Thanks for risking your life.

Medic I need a stretcher quick.

TOM SIZER,

I am going back in. Anyone here. I cannot

see with all the smoke.

ROGER SWIFT (12) STUDENT

Help. Help. My head is bleeding and I

cannot see.

TOM SIZER,

I am Tom. Let me help you. That is a mean

gash on your head. Don’t worry I will have

the medics take care of it. Put your arm

around me and I will guide you out of the

bus.

ROGER SWIFT

Thank you. Thank you. I thought I was

going to die.

15.

TOM SIZER,

Easy does it. We are almost out of the bus.

Watch your step. Medic, medic I have a

bleeding student.

JACK WOODEN (49) MEDIC

I got him. Easy does it. Help me get him on

this cart. Let me bandage that forehead

wound first to stop the bleeding. There we

are ready to go.

One hour later.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Tom our job here is done. It is time to go.

Hold my hand and we will be back in your

apartment in Long Island.

Flash. Michael and Tom reappear in his apartment.

TOM SIZER,

We are back in my apartment. Wow, how did

you do that Michael?

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

People imagine that we fly around with out

wings, when actually we have power over

time and distance and can appear and

disappear at will. You will see. Get yourself

a glass of water, we have much work to do.

Are you done? How my hand we have to

travel into New York city to the Sloan-

Kettering Cancer institute to meet a woman

with cancer.

Flash, Michael and Tom disappear.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL (CONT’D)

Here we are on the second floor of the

woman’s wing. We are looking for Joan

Goodman. Ahh, here is the room. I want you

to go in and speak with her and ask her

about her cancer. I will appear when the

time is right.

16.

TOM SIZER,

But I don’t know this woman at all. Oh well

I know you aren’t going to take no for an

answer. Hi Joan I am Tom Sizer. How are

you doing today?

JOAN GOODMAN (60) CANCER VICTIM

I am feeling weak. Who are you?

TOM SIZER,

I am a friend. I just stopped by to tell you

the good news

JOAN GOODMAN, CANCER VICTIM

What is the good news?

TOM SIZER,

Do you have faith in God, Joan?

JOAN GOODMAN, CANCER VICTIM

Yes, I pray to God all the time but he never

answers.

TOM SIZER,

Your prayers are answered today Joan.

Michael it time for you to appear with your

wings.

Flash. Suddenly Michael the arch-angel appears in full armor and wings.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Joan I bring good news this day. Your

prayers are answered. Arise and your cancer

will be gone.

JOAN GOODMAN, CANCER VICTIM

Oh my God. I must be dreaming. Michael

the Arch-angel in my room. You want me to

sit up?

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Yes, Joan have faith. Sit up and you will be

cured.

17.

JOAN GOODMAN, CANCER VICTIM

There, I sat up. Now what?

TOM SIZER,

How do you feel Joan?

JOAN GOODMAN, CANCER VICTIM

I feel stronger now. My pain is gone. It is a

miracle. My doctors will never believe this

when I tell them.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Remember believe in the Lord and you will

be rewarded. We must go now. Tom are you

ready? Take my hand.

Flash. Michael and Tom disappear.

Nurse Elliot appears.

FADE OUT.

FADE IN:

ALICE ELLIOT, RN NURSE (50)

Hello Joan. You are sitting up? Are you allright?

Why are you sitting up? Are you

having problems?

JOAN GOODMAN, CANCER VICTIM

PAGING DR. SWARTZ.

JOAN GOODMAN, CANCER VICTIM (CONT’D)

You are never going to believe this but an

Angel and his companion came to me and he

cured me of cancer.

ALICE ELLIOT, RN NURSE

You are having delusions Joan. It must be

the medicine. I will call Doctor Swartz.

DR. ALFRED SWARTZ, MD (66)

What is going on Nurse Elliot?

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18.

AlICE ELLIOT, RN NURSE

Joan is having delusions. She was sitting up

in her bed when I came in. She claims an

Angel came to her with his companion and

he healed her of cancer.

DR. ALFRED SWARTZ, MD

Really? Let me check her vitals. Blood

pressure is 120/70 exceptional. Pulse rate

82. Wow her vitals have improved greatly.

Are you having any pain Joan?

JOAN GOODMAN, CANCER VICTIM

No, I feel great Doctor. I believe I am truly

healed of cancer. I have no pain in my chest

anymore. It is a miracle. God answered my

prayers.

DR. ALFRED SWARTZ, MD

Let’s not jump the gun yet. Nurse Elliot take

Joan for an x-ray to see if she still has cancer

nodes in her lungs.

ALICE ELLIOT, RN NURSE

Yes, Doctor.

Minutes later.

ALICE SWIFT RN,

Patient for an x-ray.

GERALD THRUSH X-RAY TECHNICIAN

(35)

Can you stand up Ms.? If not I can have you

lie down for the chest X-ray.

JOAN GOODMAN, CANCER VICTIM

I feel fine. I can stand up against the monitor

on the wall.

GERALD THRUSH X-RAY TECHNICIAN

Hold your arms over your head. Stay still

and take a deep breath. Ready. Exhale.

GERALD THRUSH X-RAY TECHNICIAN

19.

One more time for a second picture. Deep

breath. Hold it. Exhale. Great. Good job.

AlICE ELLIOT, RN NURSE

Can we have those x-rays right away for Dr.

Swartz please?

GERALD THRUSH X-RAY TECHNICIAN

Give me 30 minutes and I will send Dr.

Swartz the X-ray pictures.

ALICE ELLIOT, RN NURSE

Thanks Gerald. Come on Joan. Sit down in

the wheel chair and I will take you back to

your room. You skin color certainly has

improved.

JOAN GOODMAN, CANCER VICTIM

It is a miracle. I feel great.

Thirty minutes later Dr. Swartz gets the x-rays and there is no cancer seen in

the photos.

DR. ALFRED SWARTZ, MD

Holy crap. I don’t believe it, the cancer in

her lungs is gone. This is not possible. The

old x-rays definitely show cancer nodes in

both lungs. What the hell? How is this

possible?

FADE OUT.

ACT THREE- MICHAEL 10 THE ARCH-ANGEL SAVES MORE 10

MORTALS.

11 SCENE 1- INT. DAY- CHRIST CHURCH, SEATTLE, WASHINGTO11N.

Several days passed and Michael the Arch-angel was no where to be found.

TOM SIZER,

I wonder if Michael the Arch-angel is

coming back?

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20.

Flash, bright light. Suddenly, Michael the Arch-Angel appears with wings

spread and fully armor and sword.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Behold, I am with you now. We have to

travel to Seattle, Washington to the Catholic

church of Christ Church to meet with the

Rector their Father James Reilly.

TOM SIZER,

Seattle? That is a long way from New York.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Not for me or shall I say us. You are coming

on this intercession Tom. Take my hand.

Flash. They all disappear.

TOM SIZER,

Wow, that was fast. What a beautiful

church? Are we going inside? You might

want to lose the wings so you don’t scare

anyone.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

We are going to meet with Father James

Reilly the Rector of Christ Church.

TOM SIZER,

Why are we meeting with a Priest? Is he

sick?

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

No, he is not sick, but he has violated the

trust of his congregation by stealing funds

from the church bank account. I am here to

settle the matter. Come let us go into the

church and pretend to be praying in the

pews.

TOM SIZER,

It has been a while since I have been in a

Catholic church.

TOM SIZER, (CONT’D)

21.

Let us kneel in a pew toward the back of the

church. I think I see Father Reilly praying at

the front altar?

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Yes he is at the front of the church. I am

going to give him a scare now. Remain

calm, I am going to have blood dripping

from Jesus’ wounds on the cross. Watch the

reaction of Father Reilly.

The crucifix behind the alter begins to drip blood from the hands and feet

and side of the statute of Jesus hanging on the cross. Father Reilly looks up

to see the blood dripping.

REV. JAMES REILLY, RECTOR OF

CHRIST CHURCH SEATTLE (60)

Amen. (Looks up at the crucifix behind the

altar) Oh, my God. What is happening? It

that red paint or blood dripping from the

hands and feet of our Lord Jesus Christ? Is

this a miracle. What do you wish of me

Lord?

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

It is time for me to appear Tom. Close the

front door and lock it so no one can get in.

TOM SIZER,

As you wish Michael.

Flash. Suddenly Michael appears above the altar floating in the air with his

wings spread wide, sword at his side in full armor dress of old.

REV. JAMES REILLY, RECTOR OF CHRIST

CHURCH SEATTLE

Who. Who are you? Am I dreaming?

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Behold I bring you news by the Lord our

God to atone for your sins.

22.

REV. JAMES REILLY, RECTOR OF CHRIST

CHURCH SEATTLE

What sins have I committed? Who are you?

Are you Gabrielle or Michael the Archangel?

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Behold I am Michael the Arch-angel and

you must be Father James Reilly.

REV. JAMES REILLY, RECTOR OF

CHRIST CHURCH SEATTLE

What have I done to receive your wrath?

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Come let us visit the poorest parishioner of

your church Father Reilly. Hold my hand.

Flash, Rev. Reilly and Michael the Arch-Angel disappear.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL (CONT’D)

We are in the single one room apartment of

Jose’ Cabrillo. Jose’ is a road repair worker

for the county of Seattle. He gets only $9.00

an hour. He is a Mexican born in America.

JOSE’ CABRILLO, ROAD WORKER (45)

Maria put two dollars in the coffee can for

the offering at Christ Church this week.

MARIA CABRILLO, WIFE OF JOSE’

OK Jose’. Father Reilly will be pleased. He

is always saying the church is poor, and

everyone must give something.

PEPITO CABRILLO SON OF JOSE’ (11)

Can I put in twenty five cents I got from

soda deposits?

MARIA CABRILLO, WIFE OF JOSE’

Sure, Pepito. You will be blessed.

23.

MARGITA CABRILLO, DAUGHTER OF

JOSE’ (8)

I don’t have any money momma. Can I give

one of my dolls at church?

MARIA CABRILLO, WIFE OF JOSE’

No, Margita the church only accepts money.

It is OK. Some day you can collect soda

cans, and earn money like your brother.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

They cannot see us Father Reilly. You see

even with the little amount of money the

Cabrillo family has, they give some of it

every week to Christ Church. Now let us

visit the Rectory last Sunday in the counting

room.

Flash. Rev. Reilly and Michael the Arch-angel disappear.

PAUL ROONEY, CHURCH TREASURER

(70)

Father Reilly, Good news we collected

$1,200. Dollars this week. This will help

greatly with the utility bills for the church

and the badly needed repairs.

REV. JAMES REILLY, RECTOR OF CHRIST

CHURCH SEATTLE

Good. Put the money in the bank cash bag

and I will deposit it on Monday.

The next day Father Reilly takes the Sunday collection money to the First

Federal Bank or Seattle to deposit.

TOM BROWN, BANK SECURITY GUARD

(60)

Good morning Father Reilly.

REV. JAMES REILLY, RECTOR OF CHRIST

CHURCH SEATTLE

Top of the morning to you Mr. Brown.

24.

SUE COLLINS, BANK TELLER, (40)

Good morning Father Reilly. How can I help

you?

REV. JAMES REILLY, RECTOR OF CHRIST

CHURCH SEATTLE

I would like to make a deposit of $600.

Please.

SUE COLLINS, BANK TELLER,

Six hundred dollars to the Christ Church

account. Here is your receipt Father Reilly.

REV. JAMES REILLY, RECTOR OF CHRIST

CHURCH SEATTLE

Thank you Ms. Collins.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

What happened to the other $600 in the

Sunday collection Father Reilly?

REV. JAMES REILLY, RECTOR OF CHRIST

CHURCH SEATTLE

I must have forgotten it at home?

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

That is s lie Father Reilly. Now do you want

to tell me the truth or shall I appear to your

congregation on Sunday, and tell them you

stole from the church account to support

your addiction to Horse Racing?

REV. JAMES REILLY, RECTOR OF CHRIST

CHURCH SEATTLE

No, no please don’t do that. I am sorry I

sinned. I developed an addiction to

gambling I could not control. At first it was

just a small amount from my salary, but after

a year it exceeded my salary, and when I lost

I tried to double, and triple down on the

trifector, and other big bets to make up for

the losses. God forgive me for I have sinned.

25.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

How do you intend to replace the stolen

money?

REV. JAMES REILLY, RECTOR OF CHRIST

CHURCH SEATTLE

I will borrow from my pension funds, and

repay what I stole.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

You have one week to make repartitions to

the church account Father Reilly or I will

return with a vengeance. Do you understand

Father Reilly?

REV. JAMES REILLY, RECTOR OF CHRIST

CHURCH SEATTLE

Yes, Michael. I understand completely. God

forgive me.

Flash. Bright light flash. Michael returned to Christ church where Tom was

waiting in a pew.

TOM SIZER,

That seemed like only a minute. How could

you have gotten anything done in less than a

minute?

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

I can manipulate time. What seemed like a

second to you, was in fact several hours to

me. Come let us return to New York. I don’t

think I will have to return to Christ Church

again.

FADE OUT.

SCENE 2- INT. DAY- TOM 12 SIZER’S HOUSE IN FREEPORT, 12

NEW YORK.

FADE IN:

A month later.

Flash. Michael suddenly appears.

26.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

I have come to bring you with me for an

exoticism. This is Remiel my fellow Arch-

Angel who is going to assist me with this

exoticism. Take my hand Tom.

Flash, both angels and Tom disappear.

TOM SIZER,

Where are we?

REMIEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

We are in Genoa, Italy in the house of a

young Italian woman who is possessed by

demons from the Devil. Usually, we send

Priest to do this kind of work, but these

demons have special powers that take two

Angels, and a mortal intercessor to defeat

and drive out the demons. Take this vial of

holy water, and this gold crucifix, and hold

them in your hand Tom. Repeat after me

Tom while Michael restrains the woman’s

arms and legs.

Note: Angelina is a thin old grey haired woman with dark brown eyes and a

very wrinkled face. Her hair is long and thin down to her shoulders.

ANGELINA MARIA VINDUCCI (60)

POSSESSED ITALIAN WOMAN.

Scioglimi! Why are my arms and legs tied

down. Release me. Father Roni please make

them stop. Scioglimi.

Father Roni is a short man with a completely bald head and a thin full face

beard. His eyes are small and beady and dark.

FATHER MANUEL RONI, CATHOLIC

PRIEST (50)

We will not hurt you Angelina. Your arms

and legs are secured so you do not hurt

yourself. Michael the Arch-angel, and

Remiel the Arch-angel, along with a human

intercessor have come to heal you. Do not

be afraid.

27.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Angelina, I am Michael the Arch-angel of

God. Be calm I beg you. Remiel an Archangel

will read the prayer of Michael the

Arch-angel. Michael the Arch-angel is also

here and this is Tom a friend. Are we ready

Father Roni?

REMIEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Let us pray.

St. Michael the Archangel,

illustrious leader of the heavenly army,

defend us in the battle against principalities

and powers,

Against the rulers of the world of darkness

And the spirit of wickedness in high places.

Come to the rescue of mankind,

whom God has made in His own image and

likeness,

And purchased from Satan’s tyranny at so

great a price.

The Holy Church venerates you as her

patron and guardian.

The Lord has entrusted to you the task

Of leading the souls of the redeemed to

heavenly blessedness.

Entreat the Lord of peace to cast Satan down

under our feet,

So as to keep him from further holding man

captive and doing harm to the Church.

Carry our prayers up to God’s throne,

that the mercy of the Lord may quickly

come and lay hold of the beast, the serpent

of old, Satan and his demons,

Casting him in chains into the abyss, so that

he can no longer seduce the nations.

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28.

ANGELINA MARIA VINDUCCI’S

DEMON

(In a deep male voice) I am the son of the

cast out angel, Satan. Do not attack me

mortal and Angels. I am in possession of

Angelina.

REMIEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

I cast thee out demon from hell. There are

two of us Archangels her to fight you, a

Priest and a mortal. You cannot win.

This is the Athanasian Creed. Repeat

this with me Tom and Michael. Let us pray.

1. Whosoever will be saved, before all

things it is necessary that he hold the

catholic faith;

2. Which faith except every one do keep

whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall

perish everlastingly.

3. And the catholic faith is this: That we

worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in

Unity;

4. Neither confounding the persons nor

dividing the substance.

5. For there is one person of the Father,

another of the Son, and another of the Holy

Spirit.

6. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit is all one, the glory

equal, the majesty coeternal.

7. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and

such is the Holy Spirit.

REMIEL THE ARCH-ANGEL (CONT’D)

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29.

8. The Father uncreated, the Son uncreated,

and the Holy Spirit uncreated.

9. The Father incomprehensible, the Son

incomprehensible, and the Holy Spirit

incomprehensible.

10. The Father eternal, the Son eternal, and

the Holy Spirit eternal.

11. And yet they are not three eternals but

one eternal.

12. As also there are not three uncreated nor

three incomprehensible, but one uncreated

and one incomprehensible.

13. So likewise the Father is almighty, the

Son almighty, and the Holy Spirit almighty.

14. And yet they are not three Almighty’s,

but one almighty.

15. So the Father is God, the Son is God,

and the Holy Spirit is God;

16. And yet they are not three Gods, but one

God.

17. So likewise the Father is Lord, the Son

Lord, and the Holy Spirit Lord;

18. And yet they are not three Lords but one

Lord.

19. For like as we are compelled by the

Christian verity to acknowledge every

Person by himself to be God and Lord;

20.

REMIEL THE ARCH-ANGEL (CONT’D)

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30.

So are we forbidden by the catholic religion

to say; There are three Gods or three Lords.

21. The Father is made of none, neither

created nor begotten.

22. The Son is of the Father alone; not made

nor created, but begotten.

23. The Holy Spirit is of the Father and of

the Son; neither made, nor created, nor

begotten, but proceeding.

24. So there is one Father, not three Fathers;

one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Spirit, not

three Holy Spirits.

25. And in this Trinity none is afore or after

another; none is greater or less than another.

26. But the whole three persons are

coeternal, and coequal.

27. So that in all things, as aforesaid, the

Unity in Trinity and the Trinity in Unity is to

be worshipped.

28. He therefore that will be saved must thus

think of the Trinity.

29. Furthermore it is necessary to

everlasting salvation that he also believe

rightly the incarnation of our Lord Jesus

Christ.

30. For the right faith is that we believe and

confess that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son

of God, is God and man.

31.

REMIEL THE ARCH-ANGEL (CONT’D)

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31.

God of the substance of the Father, begotten

before the worlds; and man of substance of

His mother, born in the world.

32. Perfect God and perfect man, of a

reasonable soul and human flesh subsisting.

33. Equal to the Father as touching His

Godhead, and inferior to the Father as

touching His manhood.

34. Who, although He is God and man, yet

He is not two, but one Christ.

35. One, not by conversion of the Godhead

into flesh, but by taking of that manhood

into God.

36. One altogether, not by confusion of

substance, but by unity of person.

37. For as the reasonable soul and flesh is

one man, so God and man is one Christ;

38. Who suffered for our salvation,

descended into hell, rose again the third day

from the dead;

39. He ascended into heaven, He sits on the

right hand of the Father, God, Almighty;

40. From thence He shall come to judge the

quick and the dead.

41. At whose coming all men shall rise again

with their bodies;

42. And shall give account of their own

works.

REMIEL THE ARCH-ANGEL (CONT’D)

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32.

43. And they that have done good shall go

into life everlasting and they that have done

evil into everlasting fire.

44. This is the catholic faith, which except a

man believe faithfully he cannot be saved.

Suddenly Angelina began to rise off the bed. Her eyes became a flaming red

and her skin a creepy blue color.

ANGELINA MARIA VINDUCCI’S DEMON

Back away I say. This soul is mine.

FADE TO BLACK.

Suddenly Angelina falls back to the bed and begins to sit up with wild red

eyes and hair standing straight up. Her head begins to rotate around an

impossible 360 degrees.

FADE IN:

ANGELINA MARIA VINDUCCI’S DEMON (CONT’D)

Round and around we go where no mortal

go. Heed my words you will die today.

FATHER MANUEL RONI, CATHOLIC

PRIEST

Let us say the Lord’s Prayer for Angelina

and Tom sprinkle her with Holy water. Our

Father, which art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy Name.

Thy Kingdom come.

Thy will be done in earth,

As it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive them that trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

The power, and the glory,

For ever and ever.

Amen. Sprinkle her with Holy water Tom.

FATHER MANUEL RONI, CATHOLIC PRIEST

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33.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Amen. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is

with thee. Blessed art thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us

sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

REMIEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Amen.Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the

beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world

without end. Amen.

TOM SIZER,

Amen.

FATHER MANUEL RONI, CATHOLIC

PRIEST

Amen.

P: Lord, have mercy.

All: Lord, have mercy.

P: Christ, have mercy.

All: Christ, have mercy.

P: Lord, have mercy.

All: Lord, have mercy.

P: Christ, hear us.

All: Christ, graciously hear us.

P: God, the Father in heaven.

All: Have mercy on us.

P: God, the Son, Redeemer of the world.

All: Have mercy on us.

P: God, the Holy Spirit.

FATHER MANUEL RONI, CATHOLIC PRIEST

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34.

All: Have mercy on us.

P: Holy Trinity, one God.

All: Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us,*

* After each invocation: “Pray for us.”

Let us pray.

FATHER MANUEL RONI, CATHOLIC PRIEST

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35.

Holy Mother of God,

Holy Virgin of virgins,

St. Michael,

St. Gabriel,

St. Raphael,

All holy angels and archangels,

All holy orders of blessed spirits,

St. John the Baptist,

St. Joseph,

All holy patriarchs and prophets,

St. Peter,

St. Paul,

St. Andrew,

St. James,

St. John,

St. Thomas,

St. James,

St. Philip,

St. Bartholomew,

St. Matthew,

St. Simon,

St. Thaddeus,

St. Matthias,

St. Barnabas,

St. Luke,

St. Mark,

All holy apostles and evangelists,

All holy disciples of the Lord,

All holy Innocents,

St. Stephen,

St. Lawrence,

St. Vincent,

SS. Fabian and Sebastian,

SS. John and Paul,

SS. Cosmos and Damian,

SS.

FATHER MANUEL RONI, CATHOLIC PRIEST

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36.

Gervase and Protase,

All holy martyrs,

St. Sylvester,

St. Gregory,

St. Ambrose,

St. Augustine,

St. Jerome,

St. Martin,

St. Nicholas,

All holy bishops and confessors,

All holy doctors,

St. Anthony,

St. Benedict,

St. Bernard,

St. Dominic,

St. Francis,

All holy priests and levites,

All holy monks and hermits,

St. Mary Magdalen,

St. Agatha,

St. Lucy,

St. Agnes,

St. Cecilia,

St. Catherine,

St. Anastasia,

All holy virgins and widows,

P: All holy saints of God,

All: Intercede for us.

P: Be merciful,

All: Spare us, 0 Lord.

P: Be merciful,

All: Graciously hear us, 0 Lord.

FATHER MANUEL RONI, CATHOLIC PRIEST

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37.

From all evil, deliver us, 0 Lord.*

* After each invocation: “Deliver us, 0

Lord.”

From all sin,

From your wrath,

From sudden and unprovided death,

From the snares of the devil,

From anger, hatred, and all ill will,

From all lewdness,

From lightning and tempest,

From the scourge of earthquakes,

From plague, famine, and war,

From everlasting death,

By the mystery of your holy incarnation,

By your coming,

By your birth,

By your baptism and holy fasting,

By your cross and passion,

By your death and burial,

By your holy resurrection,

By your wondrous ascension,

By the coming of the Holy,

Spirit, the Advocate,

On the day of judgment,

P: We sinners,

All: We beg you to hear us.*

* After each invocation: “We beg you to

hear us.” Let us Pray.

FATHER MANUEL RONI, CATHOLIC PRIEST

38.

That you spare us,

That you pardon us,

That you bring us to true penance,

That you govern and preserve your holy

Church,

That you preserve our Holy Father

and all ranks in the Church in holy religion,

That you humble the enemies of holy

Church,

That you give peace and true concord to all

Christian

rulers.

That you give peace and unity to the whole

Christian world,

That you restore to the unity of the Church

all who have

Strayed from

The truth, and lead all unbelievers to the

light of the

Gospel,

That you confirm and preserve us in your

holy service,

That you lift up our minds to heavenly

desires,

That you grant everlasting blessings to all

our

benefactors,

That you deliver our souls and the souls of

our brethren,

relatives, and

benefactors from everlasting damnation,

That you give and preserve the fruits of the

earth,

That you grant eternal rest to all the faithful

departed,

That you graciously hear us,

Son of God, Amen.

39.

ANGELINA MARIA VINDUCCI’S DEMON

(Angelina begins to spit fire from her

mouth) (The demon speaks again in a loud

male voice) I am the one who possesses this

mortals soul. I am the demon from below.

No man can cast a spell upon me. Be gone

Archangels.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Hold her down. I am going to breath the

breath of God into her mouth. Get ready for

the demon to rebel. The breath of heaven

enter. I breath the breath of God into your

soul, come forth demon and leave this body.

Suddenly a large black cloud appears from Angelina’s mouth and disappears

into the ceiling.

FATHER MANUEL RONI, CATHOLIC

PRIEST

I think it is over now Michael and Remiel.

Thank you Tom for helping save this

women’s soul.

Angelina sits bolt upright suddenly.

ANGELINA MARIA VINDUCCI

Where am I? What happened? Who are

these men in my bedroom? I am confused.

What is going on. The last thing I remember

was someone taking control of my mind and

voice.

REMIEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

You are well now Angelina. Michael and I

are Archangels that have come to rescue

your soul from a demon from hell. Tom and

Father Roni have all worked together as a

team to rid you of this demon. Praise be to

God you are normal again. We must go now

and we leave you with Father Roni.

40.

Flash, a sudden light, Michael, Remiel and Tom disappear.

FADE OUT.

SCENE 3- INT. DAY- C 13 ITY GARBAGE DUMPS OUTSIDE 13

MUMBAI, INDIA.

Note:Raphael restores the faith of a woman who lost her husband and

children to disease in India.

RAPHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

The woman begging in the street is a

Christian named Rekha. She has lost her

husband Mahesh and her son Manoj in a

terrible earthquake. She has lost her faith

and without her husband she has become a

poor beggar. I do not want to scare her Tom

so I am going to appear as a young girl

named Jyoti.

JYOTI, RAPHAEL IN DISGUISE.

Hello lady. It your name Rekha? I

am sorry to hear that you lost your

husband and son in the Earthquake

last year. My name is Jyoti. I have

come to bless you.

REKHA (45) INDIAN WOMAN

You a young indian girl has come to bless

me? How is that? What magic powers do

you have to bless me. Bless yourself. I have

lost my faith and now I must wallow in selfpity

and beg for money in the streets.

JYOTI, RAPHAEL IN DISGUISE.

You still have your health Rekha.

REKHA

What good is health if you have

lost your whole family?

JYOTI, RAPHAEL IN DISGUISE.

What would you have God do to help

your torment?

41.

REKHA, INDIAN WOMAN

Bring back my husband and son.

JYOTI, RAPHAEL IN DISGUISE.

That is not possible for they have

passed onto heaven. Perhaps we can

restore the memory of your husband

and son in another way?

REKHA, INDIAN WOMAN

How is that little girl?

JYOTI, RAPHAEL IN DISGUISE.

I promise you God will reveal

himself in two days. Pray each day

and you will be rewarded.

TOM SIZER,

What are you going to do Raphael?

Her husband and son are dead? Can

you bring them back to life?

SCENE 6- I 14 NT. DAY DETROIT, MICHIGAN. 14

15 15

6- Michael brings a black gang member in Detroit back from the Brink of

being a lose cause, drug dealer and criminal.

7- Raphael helps a young girl in NYC to recover from cancer.

8- Angel Gabrielle spreads the good news to all the Christian churches in

California.

9- Angel Michael, Uriel and Remiel save a boat load of Cubans fleeing Cuba

to the USA.

IN the end the arch-angel Michael helps Tom Sizer in his old age of 84 pass

over to the other side.

16 FINAL ACT- Tom Passes over with the help of the arch-angel Michae1l6.

Scene 1- EXT. NIGHT- Tom Sizer’s bedroom.

42.

MICHAEL THE ARCH-ANGEL

Come good and faithful servant Tom. It is

time to cross over. You have lived a great

life serving the Arch-Angels of Heaven all

your life. Now it is time to give up this

Earthly body, and move over to the other

side with Saint Peter awaits your arrival.

God bless you Tom. Amen. Do not be afraid,

hold my hand and I will guide your spirit.

Come be with me.

The END>

Don’t Be Square, A movie script

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DON’T BE SQUARE

Written by

Pelham K. Mead III

Based on the novel, “The Junior High.”

TV Pilot Script for,

Do not Be Square.

(Adapted from the Novel,

“The Junior High, by Dr.

Pelham Mead III, 2012,

Xlibris publishers)

This movie script comes from personal experience teaching in a Junior High during the 1960’s and 1970’s during turbulent times in America. The story follows three young male teachers who were leaders among their peers and well-liked by their students. John Carucci, my best friend, died early at age 44 from a heart attack after playing golf. I was supposed to play with John that day, but I had to catch up on my Doctoral Thesis. This story tells how outgoing and humorous John was and how he affected everyone’s lives. He was the PA announcer in the morning with funny nicknames for all the teachers. He was also a Social Studies teacher who included enactments in his classes to help students visualize events in American History. He became the Football coach and was the Director of the Teen Center on Friday nights. John was involved in every aspect of school life. The second teacher was Rick Knapp, a born athlete, who played Baseball at Syracuse University in New York.  Rick and I formed the Kakiat Junior High ski club. I changed the name to Cucamonga Junior high so as not to get sued by any former teachers or administrators. John’s alias in the story is John Cardone and Rick’s alias is Rick Runner.

Lastly, I was a Health Education teacher and Physical Education teacher. I had two certifications in two different departments. Physical Education was my main subject and I taught four PE classes a day and one Health class. It was my destiny to become the Gymnastic coach for both the boys and girls after the first year of teaching 1967-68.

There was a lot of humor, drama and racial discrimination in the 1960’s which I spell out quite clearly. Despite that the three of us rose above the petty racial problems to become model teachers for the students. This is the true story based on my life as a teacher.

TEASER

MAIN OFFICE OF CUCAMONGA JUNIOR HIGH-DAY.

It is the typical start to a Junior high school day in

upstate New York in 1967. The speaker on the intercom during

homeroom is John Cardone(23), Social Studies teacher. John is

a one of a kind character and one of the three main

characters of this story. He is married with one infant

daughter, and he just graduated from College the spring

before. John should have been a radio announcer in another

life. He talks like Robin Williams in the movie “Good Morning

Vietnam,” by exaggerating the Goooood Morning introduction to

the morning announcements. John is slightly balding at age 23

and stands 5 ft. 10 inches tall. He is always cracking jokes

and making up nicknames for fellow teachers. His students

love him and he is already in his first year of teaching a

very popular teacher among his peers.

JOHN CARDONE

Gooood Morrrring Cucamonga Junior

High school. Here are the morning

announcements. On the Jewish

holidays this fall school will be

closed. Coach Bill Medley has asked

me to announce that Fall Cross

Country Track is now accepting new

runners that want to try out. Cross

country runners run one mile on the

Junior High level. In high school

they run two miles. If you are

interested see Coach Medley. Here

is a note from the Guidance

department. All changes in class

schedules must be completed by the

end of the week. It looks like it

is going to be another beautiful

cool fall day today in Highland

Falls New York, so dress warmly

when going out for the Physical

Education classes. This is Johnny

C. Signing off for today reminding

you, “Don’t Be Square.”

INT. BUSINESS EDUCATION CLASSROOM- DAY

The school bell rings and students begin to enter into

Business class 210 on the second floor of Cucamonga Junior

2.

High School. The teacher is Mr. RALPH NEWTON(60s), early

60s,, a grey haired, thin build, Business Education teacher.

He stands in the doorway smiling at the students as they

enter. Ralph is an ‘Old School’ teacher who is slow, and

methodical with his students. He follows the textbook exactly

with his New York Brooklyn accent, and expressions like ‘yous

guys.’ He is dressed in a white shirt, tie and brown slacks

with dress shoes.

Suddenly, an Assistant Principal, SAM KELP(50S),short stocky,

crew cut hair style appears at the classroom door. SAM is a

career assistant principal having been passed over for

Principal several times. After a short Hello with RALPH he

walks into the classroom.

SAM KELP(50S)

Good morning Mr. Newton, how are

you doing today?

RALPH NEWTON(60S)

You’re here again? You evaluated me

the beginning of the month, and SUE

BLACKBERG,30s, the other assistant

Principal, came in last week to

evaluate me. I have tenure and

there should only be one evaluation

a year.(Showing a distressed face)

SAM KELP

Well, we felt there was a need for

a follow-up, since your previous

evaluations had to many “needs to

improve ratings.”

RALPH NEWTON

It seems to me you are exceeding

your authority as assistant

Principal in over-evaluating a

tenured teacher in just one month.

SAM KELP

You are entitled to your opinion

Mr. Newton.

3.

RALPH NEWTON

Ok, class lets sit down in your

assigned seats. Take out your

textbook, and your homework. If you

remember your assignment was to set

up a small company called the

Cucamonga Pet Feed Store. Your were

to set up a budget, and starting

inventory based on the numbers

provided in your textbook. Billy

how much did you provide for grain

for horses and goats?

BILL GOLDBERG (13)

$5,000 dollars Mr. Newton.

RALPH NEWTON

That is right BILL(13). Good job.

SUZY(13) can you tell me how many

bales of hay you are projecting to

sell this month in your store?

SUZY SMITZ (13)

(SUZY is a small 13 year old blond

with a pony tail and rimless

glasses) I anticipate that with

$3,000 in hay bales purchased that

I will have to sell 60 bales of hay

at $50 dollars a piece.

RALPH NEWTON

Well, there is a problem Suzy. If

you buy the hay for $3,000 and you

sell 60 bales of hay that will give

you $3,000 back. Where is the

profit Suzy?

SUZY SMITZ

I do not know, Mr. Newton

RALPH NEWTON

Does anyone else have an idea how

to make a profit on the hay bales

if you paid $3,000 for 60 bales of

hay?

ROGER WHITE (13)

(Raising his hand) (Roger is a

nerd, tall 5’9” with light brown

hair cut short) Just add 50% profit

to each bale of hay as a profit

margin, so instead of selling each

bale for $50 (what you paid for the

bale) you add $25 dollars per bale.

4.

RALPH NEWTON

So what would the profit be Roger?

ROGER WHITE (13)

I figure 60 bales of hay at $75

each would equal $4,500 total or

$1500 in profit on the hay sales.

RALPH NEWTON

That is correct Roger, nice work.

Does everyone understand that you

have to make a profit to stay in

business? Are there any questions?

SAM KELP

Excuse me Mr. Newton what does

selling Hay have to do with

Business today?

RALPH NEWTON

Excuse me, I don’t understand your

question. What do you mean Business

today?

SAM KELP

Well, these students are obviously

not farmers. Why are they working

on a business problem for a farmer?

Why not a gas station or a movie

house?

RALPH NEWTON

Because that is the scenario the

text book provides.

SAM KELP

Oh, I see you could not modify the

text book scenario to apply to

suburban businesses?

RALPH NEWTON

I don’t see how it makes a

difference. A profit for a business

is the same regardless whether it

is for a farmer or a movie owner.

SAM KELP

I beg to differ with you Mr.

Newton. Perhaps if you were more up

to date with your examples the more

students would be signing up for

Business Education classes instead

of signing up for Yearbook instead.

5.

RALPH NEWTON

Well I (suddenly Ralph’s face looks

distorted. He pauses and He reaches

for his heart with a gesture of

pain on his face, and falls down on

the floor).

SUZY SMITZ

Oh my God, I think he is having a

heart attack. Do something Mr.

Kelp.

RALPH NEWTON

Someone run to the Nurse quickly

and tell them Mr. Newton fell down

and is not breathing.

ROGER WHITE

I’ll run and get the Nurse.

SAM KELP

(Sam never gets out of his chair to

check on Mr. Newton) Everyone stay

in your seat. The Nurse will be

here shortly, and she will know

what to do.

Muriel Watson, School Nurse’s office is two classrooms away

from room 210 and the Nurse is there in minutes.

MURIEL WATSON(40S)

(School nurse)(Muriel wears the

white uniform of a Nurse, she has

brown hair with a little bit of

grey showing, she wears glasses

with dark rims, and is slightly

overweight at 5’6” tall) What

happened Mr. Kelp?

SAM KELP

He was teaching and all of a sudden

got dizzy, grabbed his chest, and

fell to the ground. I think he may

have had a heart attack?

MURIEL WATSON

Let me check his vital signs. I am

not getting a pulse. He isn’t

breathing. I am going to have to

call for an ambulance. Meanwhile, I

will give him CPR to see if that

will work.

6.

SAM KELP

Do what ever you need to do Muriel.

I am going to go and tell the

Principal Mr. Woorley. (Sam Leaves

the room)MRS. GREY(40s) Is Mr.

WOORLEY(60S) is his office?

CUT TO:

INT. MAIN OFFICE OF CUCAMONGA JUNIOR HIGH-DAY.

Sam Kelp rushes to Principal Woorley’s office to tell him the

bad news. He is overreacting because he knows he is partially

responsible for causing Ralph Newton to have a heart attack

in his classroom.

MRS. GREY (40S)

He is busy on the phone right now.

Is it important Mr. Kelp?

SAM KELP

Yes, tell him it is an emergency.

MRS. GREY

All right I will tell Mr. Woorley

that you have an important thing to

tell him.

SAM KELP

Thank you Mrs. Grey. I will wait

here until he comes out. (Sam

gestures toward a chair in the main

office).

MRS. GREY

Mr. Woorley is off the phone and he

says he will see you now Mr. Kelp.

SAM KELP

Thank you Mrs. Grey.

(Sam enters Principal Woorley’s office)

SAM KELP (CONT’D)

Ned, we have a problem. I was

following up on your orders to

harass Mr. Newton with constant

evaluations today. While I was in

the classroom, Mr. Newton had a

heart attack, and I think he died.

Do you think anyone will hold us

accountable for his death?

7.

NED WOORLEY(60S)

What happened? He had a heart

attack? Well what the hell does

that have to do with us? You tell

SUE BLACKBERG(30s)to keep her mouth

shut. Get Mr. Newton’s personnel

file, and destroy the evaluations

you guys did this month. We don’t

want to leave any evidence that we

were intentionally trying to force

a teacher to retire. Have you got

that Sam?(Ned’s face was a

combination of fear and anger).

SAM KELP

Yes Sir, you are the boss. We

better cover our asses or there

will be hell to pay. The

Superintendent will want to know

all the details, and the Union of

course will get their two cents

into the situation. We need to try

and downplay the situation so

teachers don’t go around pointing

fingers at us.

NED WOORLEY

Right you are Sam. Let’s get on it

right away, and I will call the

Superintendent of Schools. Sam

Woodruff is not going to like this

one bit. Mrs. Grey call Mr.

Woodruff for me on the phone.

MRS. GREY

Yes Sir, right away.

(Several minutes later)

Mr. Woorley, I have Mr. Woodruff,

the Superintendent of Schools on

the phone. Pick up on line 2.

SAM WOODRUFF (60S)

Good Morning Ned. What can I do for

you?

NED WOORLEY

We have a situation Sam. A teacher

just had a heart attack in his

classroom.

8.

SAM WOODRUFF

That is most unfortunate. Why is it

a situation?

NED WOORLEY

Well, It might appear that I was

trying to get Mr. Ralph Newton to

retire by stressing him out with

poor evaluations.

SAM WOODRUFF

So what is wrong with giving him

the legal annual evaluation?

NED WOORLEY

The problem is, I instructed my

assistant principals to evaluate

him every week this month to

pressure him into retiring.

SAM WOODRUFF

Really? Are you freaking crazy,

Four evaluations in one month. Is

that a national record for

evaluations for a teacher? You

stupid fool. How are you going to

protect the district from being

sued? And most of all how are you

going to prevent the Union from

going ballistic when they get a

whiff of this teacher harassment?

Boy, you got us into a real bad

situation?

NED WOORLEY

I have instructed my assistant

principal, Sam Kelp, to destroy the

evaluations forms in RALPH’s

personnel file so that the Teachers

Union cannot get copies of his

evaluations. If they request them

or find that we did four

evaluations in one month, there

will be no written evidence.

SAM WOODRUFF

Well that may help, but it may not

work if his wife or anyone else has

a copy of his past evaluations or

if he told any colleagues of

getting so many surprise

evaluations. Let me ask the

district lawyers what their advice

is. I will get back to you today.

(MORE)

9.

Meanwhile, sit tight and keep your

mouth shut.

NED WOORLEY

Yes Sir, I will try to downplay the

whole incident. I will contact his

wife, and express my condolences

and express to the faculty how

sorry we lost a great teacher. Good

bye.

(NED WOORLEY is seen looking out his office window and

reflecting)

FADE OUT.

(End of Teaser)

SAM WOODRUFF (CONT’D)

10.

ACT ONE

INT. MAIN OFFICE OF CUCAMONGA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL-DAY

Standing behind the Public address system in the right hand

corner of the main office is JOHN CARDONE(20s) an explosive

speaker, full of enthusiasm and sarcasm. JOHN is a Social

Studies teacher that should have been a disc jockey. He is an

Italian guy with thinning hair on top, and he wears horn

rimmed glasses. JOHN is a teacher like no other teacher. He

is sympathetic to his students. He takes the time to ask his

students how they doing. He is a real caring person with a

positive attitude, no matter what the situation. He is

friends with everyone in the school in just his first year.

He has more energy than a gang of teachers, and is always

doing something to keep busy. JOHN can imitate anyone,

actors, fellow friends, and famous people. He is man who

tells jokes, makes up funny stories, and is always making

people feel good.

He is dressed in a “spiffie” sports jacket, tie and slacks.

JOHN is the “Voice of Cucamonga Junior High school,” who

makes the morning daily announcements every day. JOHN is the

main character of this ACT ONE.

JOHN CARDONE (20S)

Good Morning Cucamonga Junior High

School. (Announced in the manner

Robin Williams used in the

movie,”Good Morning Vietnam.” Loud

and with great emphasis on dragging

out the Gooooood Mornnnning part).

It is with the greatest sadness

that we take a moment of silence

for the passing of a beloved

teacher, Mr. Ralph Newton, who died

of a heart attack in his classroom

yesterday. Our condolences go out

to his family. He will be greatly

missed. Now onto a brighter note,

the Cucamonga Junior High Tigers

Football team , squashed The

Panthers from North Junior High

School yesterday with a score of 32-

7. Let’s give a big hand for DANNY

MATHERS(14) who scored two running

touchdowns!

11.

On another note: Students are

reminded that mid-term exams are

coming in several weeks. Please

check the assigned test room

schedule on the Guidance bulletin

board.

This years Faculty Basketball team

will feature Rick the Runner, who

never graduated from Syracuse, Don

“The Tree Lee,” Mel “The Mauler”

Schwartz, Bill “the bomber Medley,

Sam the stomper Steinfeld, and

Joe the Jumper Bigone.

Tickets are on sale now for the

annual Student vs. Faculty

basketball game which raises money

for the Student Yearbook fund.

The Cafeteria staff wish to

announce that personal pizzas will

be on sale during lunch from now

on. An automatic Pizza oven machine

has been purchased, and will be

used to crank out those delicious

Pizzas. Remember “Don’t be Square.”

That’s all for today. This is your

announcer Johnny C. Signing off.

INT. CUCAMONGA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL SMALL GYMNASIUM-DAY

The scene opens with the school bell ringing, and students

seen running through the gym doors slamming the doors and

running into the locker-rooms. After quickly dressing in the

boys lockerroom, the boys all run into the back gymnasium

where the sound of shouts, and doors slamming echo off the

walls and ceiling. Standing in front of the class is a tall

6ft. 5 inches tall Physical Education Teacher dressed in grey

pants with a blue stripe down the sides, a golf shirt with

CUCAMONGA JHS Phys. Ed. Embroidered on the left of the shirt.

He has white high top basketball sneakers on and a lanyard

hanging around his neck with dozens of keys with a whistle

also attached. WALT has light brown hair in a crew cut style.

This is WALT WILLEY(20s) CUCAMONGA JUNIOR HIGH PHYSICAL

EDUCATION TEACHER and FOOTBALL coach.(Coach Willey was a star

Basketball player at Ithaca College in upstate New York and

graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical

Education).

12.

Meanwhile, in the lockerroom BILL MEDLEY, the other PHYSICAL

EDUCATION Teacher who is 6 feet talk, and trim and muscular

with light blonde hair in a crew cut. He is wearing the same

Instructor pants of grey with a blue stripe down the side,

white addidas sneakers, a red T-shirt saying Springfield

College, and a lanyard handing around his neck with many keys

and a high pitch whistle. He is shouting for the boys to

hurray up, and get dressed and lock up their lockers after

they are done. The Second late school bell rings, and almost

all of the boys are milling around the back gymnasium waiting

for the shrilling blast of the teacher’s whistle. Suddenly,

the whistle burst out hurting everyone’s ears.

WALT WILLEY (20S)

(Shouting to be heard above the

noise) Line up, and sit on your

attendance squads. Any medical

notes bring them up now. If you

have a mommies now, take it to the

Nurse immediately, and have her

approve the note and bring it back

to me asap.

BILL MEDLEY (20S)

(Speaking to WALT WILLEY) Alright

WALT, the lockerroom is cleared.

All the students are in the gym.

WALT WILLEY

Squad one are there any absences?

No. OK, Squad Two, any absences?

Yes B2 is absent, That is JAMES

FISHLY. Squad c absences..

BILL MEDLEY

While Coach Willey is taking

attendance let’s all stand up, and

get ready for Jumping Jacks. Ready,

begin 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, Stop.

Pushups, assume the position on the

floor, 10 pushups, (pause) Ready

begin, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

WALT WILLEY

COACH MEDLEY I have all the

attendance and medical notes. We

are ready for sit-ups. Class, buddy

up with someone in your squad, one

person will be on their back, and

the other partner will be holding

their straight legs. Sit-ups ready

begin, 1,2,3,4,5,….10. Stop.

13.

BILL MEDLEY

You know Walt we have too many

students in this class. I count 101

students total. The class limit is

45 per teacher, which would be only

80 students. I passed SAM

FELDSTEINS’S class in the big gym

and he has only 22 students.

WALT WILLEY

Yeah, I was thinking about that

too. Maybe it is because we are new

teachers that we have these

overloaded classes?

BILL MEDLEY

Exactly what I was thinking. How do

we control the noise level in this

small gym. I cannot blow the

whistle every two seconds, when the

noise level gets too high. We need

to come up with a solution.

WALT WILLEY

Exactly, I cannot hear my own voice

in this small gym with 100

screaming 7th and 8th graders.

Let’s take the class outside where

the noise level will be lower.

BILL MEDLEY

Good idea Coach. Let’s do

it.(Shouting to the Gym Class).

Class, we are going out today. The

weather is still in the high 50’s,

so it is still good weather for

Flag Football. Exit the gym by the

back doors on the left and the

right, and follow us up the hill to

the Football field. Ready, Move

out.

WALT WILLEY

See you at the top of the field

coach.

(The double size class of 101 male students rush out of the

gym with an ear defying roar with the safety bars on the

doors slamming open and closed. All 101 students begin

jogging up the 60 degree hill behind the Cucamonga JHS

gymnasium. On the top of the hill, unseen from the bottom of

the hill, is a full-sized Football field that the regular 9th

14.

grade Football team plays their games.

CUT TO:

EXT. FOOTBALL FIELD ON THE TOP OF THE HILL-DAY

From high up on the football field the two Physical Education

teacher look down on the Soccer field where a small gym class

is playing Soccer.

BILL MEDLEY

Hey Coach Willey, look down there

on the soccer field. What do you

see?

WALT WILLEY

I see a small group of students

playing Soccer. Yeah, is it SAM

FELDSTEIN’S gym class?

BILL MEDLEY

Yeah, He has all the 9th graders,

all 22 of them, and we have 101,

7th and 8th graders. What is wrong

with that picture? I have a

headache after this class every

time we work with them, because the

noise is so loud in the small gym.

WALT WILLEY

We need to come up with a solution

in controlling this large class.

They don’t even listen to the

whistle, no matter how many times I

blow it, till my ears are ringing.

BILL MEDLEY

(Shouting to the PE Class), one lap

around the field and then we will

line up in squads to practice

centering the ball, quarterbacking

and receiving the ball. The pass

patterns we are going to work on

are the button-hook pattern, and

the square out or square in

pattern. First to finish the run

gets the football for the first

squad.

WALT WILLEY

Hey Bill did you hear about Ralph

Newton?

(MORE)

15.

He had a heart attack right in his

classroom. Sam Kelp the assistant

principal was evaluating him at the

time. Some students in his class

said that Ralph had more than one

evaluation that month and that may

have caused the stress on Ralph’s

Heart.

BILL MEDLEY

That is very sad to hear. I like

the man. We talked once in a while

in the teachers cafeteria. He had

been working for this district for

32 years. I imagine the Teachers

Union is looking into the

administrators role in his heart

attack?

CUT TO:

INT. TEACHER LUNCH ROOM-DAY

JOHN CARDONE has early lunch, period 3. He has brought a bag

lunch from home, and is looking for a table to sit at when he

sees SAM MOONSKI(50S) the Science department chairman, and

Chief Building Rep for the Teachers Union, He is sitting

alone in the corner of the room at a table gesturing for JOHN

to come over and join him. SAM was a heavy set Jewish guy

with thin reddish hair, and a light beard. His large nose

stuck our like a chimney, and was his most recognizable

facial feature.

JOHN CARDONE

Good morning Mr. Moonski.

SAM MOONSKI(50S)

Actually, it is almost afternoon

John. How are you doing? Have a

seat.

JOHN CARDONE

Thanks. I have to get used to

eating lunch so early in the day at

11:05.

SAM MOONSKI

Yes, the three period lunch system

is a pain but with nearly 1,000

students attending Cucamonga Junior

High, we have no choice but to

break up the lunch periods by grade

level.

WALT WILLEY (CONT’D)

16.

JOHN CARDONE

I was wondering how did this school

get the ridiculous name Cucamonga?

The first time I saw the name, I

could not pronounce it properly.

(Laughing).

SAM MOONSKI

Well the truth is that the South

Junior high students who knew they

were getting split between South

Junior high, and the new Junior

high, got the opportunity to pick

the name of the new building to

make them like it a little more.

The choices in the vote were,

Central Junior High, Eisenhower

Junior High, and Cucamonga Junior

High. The students hated the idea

of having to go to another Junior

High so much, that they all picked

the local Indian name of Cucamonga,

because they hated the name. Oh,

well?

JOHN CARDONE

That is a funny story. Do you have

any more gems about this school?

SAM MOONSKI

Do I ever? Did you know that when

they opened the school in September

of 1960 the school construction was

not finished yet, and the seats for

the auditorium had not arrived.

JOHN CARDONE

So what did the Superintendent of

Schools do?

SAM MOONSKI

He did not have a lot of choices.

He could tell 600 parents and

students that they could not attend

school for several weeks while,

other students were already in

school or he had to come up with an

alternative plan.

JOHN CARDONE

So what was the plan?

17.

SAM MOONSKI

The Superintendent decided to forgo

the Certificate of Occupancy

inspection by the building

inspector until the last five

classrooms were finished, and the

auditorium filled with seats. He

took a chance and opened the school

with construction still going on

during the day. I heard they paid

off the building inspector, not to

inspect the building until all the

construction was completed.

JOHN CARDONE

Did that plan work?

SAM MOONSKI

At least we did not have to

postpone the opening date and have

teachers, students, and parents in

a waiting mode. The downside of

that decision was it was impossible

to be heard in the classrooms when

the electric saws started in or

hammering on walls. Teachers

complained, but eventually they

learned a sort of sign language

during the noise. Students were

patient when teachers had to hand

out ditto flyers of notes almost

every class. It took four weeks to

finish the school properly.

JOHN CARDONE

That’s amazing. I’ll bet it was a

real stressful time for everyone

involved.

SAM MOONSKI

One other thing John, as you know I

am the Chief Building rep for the

Teachers Union. What have you heard

about Ralph Newton?

JOHN CARDONE

Funny you should mention that. I

heard some of my students taking

about Ralph being a great teacher,

and that an administrator came ever

week in the past month to evaluate

him. Is that legal?

18.

SAM MOONSKI

No, it isn’t legal. A tenured

teacher gets only one announced

evaluation a year. We heard that

Ralph had four unannounced

evaluations in one month which is a

violation of the Union contract.

Now we have to prove it and the

administrators seem to have hidden

all the evidence.

JOHN CARDONE

I find it hard to believe. Ralph

was a great teacher from the old

school of thinking, but still

effective with his classes. Thanks

for the stories Mr. Woorley. I have

a class to run to. See you around.

CUT TO:

INT. BACK SCHOOL HALLWAY-DAY

(It was the first semester of 7th grade for student PERRY

GENOVESE(12). Perry had graduated from Oakwood Elementary

school, and was looking forward to coming to Cucamonga Junior

High school because it had the only gymnastic team in the

county. Perry was only 4 ft. 10 inches tall, and undersized

for a 12 year old boy. He was however, a great athlete who

loved to run, tumble or wrestle. Perry’s closest friend from

Elementary school was a black student called ALFRADEO

DONELSON(12).

PERRY GENOVESE (12)

(Talking to his buddy Alfredo

Donelson in the school hallway) My

daily schedule in 7th grade wasn’t

too bad. I have Mr. Padua, the fat

guy first period for English, Mr.

Runner for Science second period

Health Education with Mr. Weizner,

Lunch 4th period, Social Studies

with Mr. Cardone; Wood Shop period

6, Ms. Betty Strong for Music

chorus, and Ms. Highcastle for Math

last period 8.

ALFREDO DONELSON (12)

Yea, you and I are together only

period 5 and 8. I even put in for

my schedule early in the summer and

I did not get what I wanted.

19.

PERRY GENOVESE

When I first walked into Mr.

Padua’s class for English I noticed

the hard candies he had on his

desk. When I looked closer at the

candies I noticed that they has all

melted and stuck together in one

big clump.

ALFRADO DONELSON

I heard about those candies from

some other students who have him

for English. The word is don’t ever

try to eat one of his candies.

PERRY GENOVESE

What about Mr. Cardone? He was

always wearing hair wigs to class

to make the effect of a

Revolutionary soldier. He even

pretended to be George Washington

in several classes. He had me in

stitches. I signed up for crosscountry

last week. You should join

us on the team Al. I know you like

running and you are a good runner.

ALFRADO DONELSON

I didn’t get Mr. Cardone for a

teacher, I got Mr. TOPOVER, and all

he talks about is when he was a

part-time State Trooper in the

summers at Harriman State Park.

PERRY GENOVESE

You know the Coach of the Crosscountry

team is the same guy who

coaches the Gymnastic Team. His

name is Coach Medley. I have him

for 3rd period for Phys. Ed. You

should talk to him Al. Remember

when he came to your elementary

school, and did a Gymnastic

Exhibition? You said you loved it.

Cross country goes from September

to November, and Gymnastics starts

in November and ends in March.

ALFRADO DONELSON

OK, I will talk to him today to

sign up for Cross country.

(MORE)

20.

We will have a blast running for

the same team.

CUT TO:

INT. GYMNASIUM AT CUCAMONGA JHS, PHYSICAL EDUCATION MEN’S

OFFICE-DAY.

The men’s office had two desks crowded into one room with a

bathroom off to the side. The walls are concrete over

cinderblocks, very Spartan looking. A large metal cage sits

on the floor full of basketballs, soccer balls, and

Footballs. A bulletin board is behind the door with

announcements on it and a calendar with the days for team

games home and away. Overall the room is messy with cleats on

the floor, dirty shirts handing from a coat rack, papers all

over the desks, and red Delaney attendance books stacked on

the desks.

BILL MEDLEY

Hey Walt, I have an idea how we can

control that overcrowded gym class.

Why don’t we pull out the trouble

makers and have them exercise all

period while the rest of the class

goes outdoors?

WALT WILLEY

That will never work Bill. I

attended Catholic School when I was

a kid and those Nuns put up with

nothing. Discipline was their

middle name. When we were too noisy

the Nuns would yell kneel and we

all hit the ground faster than the

speed of light because anyone

standing got punished by holding

water buckets for long periods of

time with your arms held horizontal

to the ground.

BILL MEDLEY

How is that going to work for us?

WALT WILLEY

Simple, when we blow the whistle we

will have everyone go down on one

knee or genuflect.

ALFRADO DONELSON (CONT’D)

(MORE)

21.

Those that were still standing will

do 25 pushups in front of the

class. Peer pressure will work in

addition to conditioned response.

BILL MEDLEY

Walt you are a genius. We will try

your approach at the next class. I

am sure in no time we will have

that class as quiet as Sam’s class

of 22 students.

CUT TO:

INT. SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT CHAIRMAN’S OFFICE

FRED TOPOVER(50S) the Social Studies Department chairman is

sitting behind his grey desk talking to JOHN CARDONE

regarding JOHN’s first classroom evaluation.

FRED TOPOVER(50S)

John I have completed your first

class evaluation, and I have some

points that need improvement.

JOHN CARDONE

(Angrily) I noticed you cited me

for having students sitting on the

radiator. Do you realize that the

class only has 32 chairs and

tables, and you allowed the

enrollment to go to 35 students.

The is 3 over the contract limit

with the Union.

FRED TOPOVER

I realize that John, but I have to

make mention of it to get the

administration to transfer three

students out of that class. If I

don’t cite you for the problem,

they will say there is no problem.

JOHN CARDONE

Why did you put I needed

improvement on student engagement?

I do presentations in costume for

my classes, but you missed all of

them. I have a debate between

Lincoln and Douglas arranged with

Mr. Lee, and his Social Studies

class also.

WALT WILLEY (CONT’D)

22.

FRED TOPOVER

Well, I have yet to see any of

those demonstrations in your class.

JOHN CARDONE

Tell you what Fred, you come in

next Wednesday to my 4th period 7th

grade on-level class, and you will

see one of my demonstrations of

General George Washington telling

the class about the British chasing

him out of Brooklyn Heights and his

retreat to the upper Bronx to Fort

Washington, then to Fort Lee and

finally to the backwoods of New

Jersey chased by General Howe

British Army.

FRED TOPOVER

OK, John, I will take you up on

your challenge. I have not seen you

do any of this historical

demonstrations that you claim you

do on a regular basic.

JOHN CARDONE

Next Wednesday, then I will see you

4th period.

CUT TO:

EXT. CUCAMONGA JHS SOCCER FIELD-DAY.

Student PERRY GENOVESE(12)(PERRY is a short 5 ft. Tall

Student with light brown hair, and a gritty Italian attitude.

His mother is divorced, and he has a chip on his shoulder)

and his black friend ALFREDO DONELSON(12)(AL is the son of a

TEACHER from the SOUTH who moved to New York for a better

life. He is a scrawny kid with short black hair, and horn

rimmed glasses with a piece of tape on one hinge of the

glasses. They are out on the Soccer field during lunch recess

when a school alarm goes off. It is not the usual school

bell, but a fog horn like sound. An announcement comes over

the PA system which could be hear outdoors. It is Mr. Woorley

the school Principal.

NED WOORLEY

May I have you attention please.

This is not a drill. I repeat this

is not a drill.

(MORE)

23.

Teachers and students and staff,

please stop what you are doing and

leave the building following the

Fire Drill signs in the hallway. Go

to the nearest exit and leave the

building in a quiet and orderly

fashion. Teachers line up you

classes as far away from the

building as possible out on the

Soccer field or at the side

entrance to the school grounds. I

repeat this is not a drill.

PERRY GENOVESE

What do you think that is all about

Al?

ALFRADO DONELSON

I think it is a Fire drill or

something?

PERRY GENOVESE

Yeah, I guess you are right. Here

come all the classes marching out

onto the Soccer field. Now we have

no room to play Soccer. Oh, well.

JOHN CARDONE and RICK RUNNER walk their classes out onto the

Soccer field and instruct their students to be quiet during

the drill. RICK(20s) is a short stocky guy with a short

haircut and clean-shaven face. His hair is a dark brown with

brown eyes.

JOHN CARDONE

(Shouting to another teacher RICK

RUNNER) Hey, Rick what is going on?

RiCK RUNNER (20s)

I think it is a Fire drill however

they use the school bell for a fire

drill. Maybe it is a bomb scare

again?

JOHN CARDONE

A bomb scare? Are you kidding?

RICK RUNNER

No, we get several fake bomb scares

a month. You are new. You will see

what a pain in the neck they are in

disrupting classes and wasting

valuable time.

NED WOORLEY (CONT’D)

24.

JOHN CARDONE

Do they ever catch these guys?

RICK RUNNER

No, not yet. They try to trace the

call but the caller usually uses a

pay phone and then runs. Someday

they will figure out how to nail

them and this fake bomb scare crap

will be history.

JOHN CARDONE

(Seeing PERRY GENOVESE on the field

JOHN CARDONE yells out) Hey Perry

how are you doing?

PERRY GENOVESE

I am doing good, Mr. Cardone. What

is going on a fire drill?

JOHN CARDONE

No, a Bomb scare we think. An

administrator will come around at

some point in a golf cart, and tell

us what is going on and when we can

re-enter the building.

PERRY GENOVESE

OK, thanks Mr. Cardone

CUT TO:

EXT. IN THE GYMNASIUM LOCKER-ROOMS THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION

TEACHERS HAVE TO SEARCH ALL THE LOCKERS IN FOUR LOCKER ROOMSDAY.

The school district bomb policy is that the custodians remain

in the building, and search the hall lockers which they have

the master keys to. The Physical Education teachers are the

only personnel that have the Master Keys to all the locks in

the Physical Education Boys, and Girls locker rooms so they

have to remain in the building and search for a bomb in the

locker-rooms. The custodians search the halls by school

policy and the Physical Education Teachers search the Locker

rooms.

SAM FELDSTEIN

(Standing in the Phys. Ed. Men’s

office) Listen everybody it is our

job to make sure the locker rooms

are free from any hidden bombs.

(MORE)

25.

If you hear something ticking in a

locker use your master key and open

the locker. Be careful in case the

door is wired to the bomb. Check

all the unlocked lockers where

anyone could just put a bomb, and

run away. We have to complete this

task in 20 minutes or less. Paper

bags, gym bags and towels are all

suspect.

WALT WILLEY

I will take the back locker room

first.

NORA NEWSON (20S)

(Nora is a tall 6”1” female Phys.

Ed. Teacher with thick rim eye

glasses and thick dark brown hair.

She is wearing a light blue sweat

shirt and pants matching outfit

with black sneakers and a lanyard

around her neck with three keys and

a whistle).

Shelly and I will cover both of the

girls locker rooms. If we fall

behind in finishing we will call

one of you men to come over and

help us out.

BILL MEDLEY

Sam you and I will take the front

locker room since it is the largest

locker room with the most locks.

SAM FELDSTEIN

Well, lets do it. Come on BILL

BILL MEDLEY

Watch out for the sharp edges of

the locker doors you can get cut

Sam. I am going down the first

aisle. Nothing yet. We are clear.

The second isle is next. Something

smells in this locker so I am going

to open it. Phew, someone left a

sandwich, and it rotted with mold

on it.

Over on the other side of the gym where the girls lockers are

located.

SAM FELDSTEIN (CONT’D)

26.

NORA NEWSON

I hate that we have to risk our

necks looking for a bomb. I would

not know a bomb if I fell over it.

SHELLY BLATT (50S)

(Shelly is an older woman with grey

hair, dressed in high heels and a

skirt and blouse. She does not look

anything like a Phys. Ed. Teacher

and is not wearing a whistle. She

is her late 50’s)

Laughing, your right NORA what the

hell are we doing looking for a

bomb. What administrator thought

that would be a good idea. The

first time a Physical Education

teacher gets blown up will be the

last time they use PE teachers to

search for bombs.

Back to the men in the boys locker rooms.

WALT WILLEY

(Sweating) (Talking to himself)

Gotta be fast, gotta be calm. Open

this door and that one, and the

other, Nothing so far. Please let

there be no bomb. What if I find

something with wires hanging out of

it?

BILL MEDLEY

(Yelling into the back locker room)

Walt are you all right back there?

Find anything?

WALT WILLEY

(Yelling back) I haven’t found

anything yet. I will keep you

informed.

SAM FELDSTEIN

BILL, I think I hear something

ticking inside this locker. Come

over here and listen, what do you

think? It sounds like a clock.

Should we open it?

BILL MEDLEY

Go for it SAM, I will stand

outside. Only kidding. Let’s open

it slowly.

27.

SAM FELDSTEIN

(Sam opens the lock with his master

key, then slowly opens the door to

the locker. It is a wristwatch, and

a loud one at that. Someone’s

football uniform is in here too. I

guess the kid forgot to put his

watch back on. I’ll lock it up

again. Keep looking.

Over on the other side of the gym in the girls locker room

the two women keep searching for the bomb.

NORA NEWSON

(Speaking to Shelly), 15 minutes

already. We only have five minutes

left, should I call one of the men

to come over, and help us?

SHELLY BLATT

No NORA, I am almost done, how

about you?

NORA NEWSON

Just a few more lockers that are

open. Maybe we can get done on

time. My heart is racing. This is

really stressful. I don’t like

bombs. (Laughing nervously)

Back over on the Men’s side of the gym in the boys locker

room.

BILL MEDLEY

Time is up SAM, let’s get the hell

out of here. I found nothing

suspicious, how about you?

SAM FELDSTEIN

I am clear, WALT shut it down, and

lets go. We are out of here.

Hurray.

BILL MEDLEY

(Yelling across the gym to the two

women) NORA and SHELLY, we are done

are you guys done? Let’s get out of

here now.

All five of the Physical Education teaching staff run out of

the building using the side door, and breath a sign of relief

that they did not find anything.

28.

Meanwhile assistant Principal SAM KELP is driving a golf cart

around the building to make sure all the classes are lined up

and quiet outside the building.

SAM KELP

Listen everybody, this is a bomb

drill. We had a threat over the

phone, and have to act according to

protocol. When the alarm horn

sounds again you can re-enter the

building. Thank you for you

cooperation.

(The loud fog horn sound blasts inside and outside the school

building minutes later)

RICK RUNNER

(Standing out on the Soccer field

with his class) Well it looks like

our bomb scare is over and the

entire period is wasted. Back to

our classrooms.

JOHN CARDONE

(Standing next to RICK) Yeah,

another wasted period. What a shame

they cannot catch these pranksters?

CUT TO:

INT. JOHN CARDONE’S CLASSROOM ON WEDNESDAY, DAY.

It is fourth period for the “On level” 7th grade Social

studies class. FRED TOPOVER(50S), the Department chairman is

sitting in to observe JOHN CARDONE do one of his Historical

recreations for the students.

John enters the classroom after the students are seated with

a white wig on his head and a jacket similar to the kind worn

during the Revolutionary War by the Colonists army. The class

begins laughing out loud.

(CONTINUED) (CONT’D)

JOHN CARDONE

Good morning ladies and gentlemen.

(MORE)

29.

My name is General George

Washington, and I am in charge of

the Continental Army who are

fighting General Howe’s British

Army. The Continental Army just

pushed the British soldiers, and

dependents out of Boston on March

17, 1776. The 11 month siege of

Boston is over and the British have

left Boston with 120 ships for

their Military base in Halifax,

Nova Scotia with nearly 10,000

British troops and over 1,000

dependents or Torys as we call

them.

I have come to New York to defend

the city from the British with

General Charles Lee of the

Continental Army in charge. Now

let’s go around the room, and I

want each student to ask me one

significant or important question

about the military campaign on Long

Island, Manhattan, Bronx Heights at

Fort Washington, and Fort LEE in

New Jersey.

My headquarters are in the

Archibald Kennedy Mansion at Number

1 Broadway in York Island as you

may know. First student to start,

the little lady to my right. What

is your question ma lady?

SALLY JAMES(13)

How many troops did you have in New

York and Long Island, General

Washington in 1776?

JOHN CARDONE

Good question ma lady. We have

19,000 colonial troops. I split the

Continental Army into fortified

positions in Brooklyn on Long

Island, and in Manhattan, with some

held in reserve in the so called

“Flying Camp,” in Northern New

Jersey, to be deployed when the

British attacked New York.

PERRY GENOVESE (12)

General Washington how many troops

did the British have?

JOHN CARDONE (CONT’D)

30.

JOHN CARDONE

Another excellent question young

man. Let me see, according to our

spies the British had 400 ships

with 1200 cannons, and 10,000

sailors under the command of

Admiral Lord Richard Howe, and they

anchored in New York Harbor on

August 13, 1776. On land more than

32,000 British and Hessian troops

were under the command of the

Admiral Howe’s brother General Sir

William Howe. Hessian troops are

hired German mercenaries

WALTER JAMESON (13)

Who won the battle of Long Island

on August 22-30, 1776?

JOHN CARDONE

Sadly, we lost the Long Island

campaign because we made a mistake,

and allowed Howe’s troops to flank

our troops by passing through the

Jamaica pass.

SUSAN HOLD (13)

My question is similar to Walter’s

question. What did you do after the

British had you surrounded on Long

Island?

JOHN CARDONE

Realizing we had made some big

mistakes, and Howe’s army

outnumbered us, we fled on August

28th and 29th during a heavy night

fog, by boat to Manhattan. I

commandeered every available boat

and raft I could find.

RONALD HAYES (13)

Where did the Continental Army go

after reaching Manhattan?

JOHN CARDONE

We fled to Fort Washington in the

Bronx heights, but Howe’s army

followed us there and we eventually

had to retreat across the Hudson

river to Fort Lee on the palisades

of the river.

31.

The class went on for the full 50 minutes with JOHN CARDONE

posing as General George Washington answering each and every

question the student put forth. Mr. FRED TOPOVER the Social

Studies chairperson was impressed with his evaluation of JOHN

and he changed his initial evaluation to all points good.)

(The school bell rings and the class gets up and leaves.

FRED TOPOVER

Well JOHN you proved me wrong. That

was an excellent historical

demonstration. You are well versed

in all the facts surrounding

General George Washington, and the

class was well engaged in asking

questions to try and trick you. I

am going to change your first

evaluation to all Good marks.

Thanks you JOHN it has been a

pleasure.

CUT TO:

INT. SAM MOONSKI’S, CHIEF BUILDING REP, SCIENCE PREP ROOM,

DAY.

The Prep room is a dull looking room with no windows with a

desk in the middle of piles of boxes, Chemistry sets and

Biology charts around the room.

SAM MOONSKI (50S)

(Talking to RICH RUNNER, Science

Teacher, and PAUL PADUA(50s)

English teacher. PAUL PADUA is a

400 pound over-weight teacher who

is also a Union Rep.) RICK and

PAUL, I think we have a problem

with the Ralph Newton situation.

The Teachers Union has requested

the evaluation forms for Ralph

Newton from the administration.

We have been told there are no

evaluation forms in RALPH’s

personnel file. This leads us to

believe the files have been

destroyed to cover up their

harassment of Ralph Newton.

RICK RUNNER

I have heard, as well as other

teachers have heard, from Ralph’s

students, that different

administrator came in to evaluate

Ralph several times in one month.

32.

PAUL PADUA (50S)

How are we going to prove the

administration harassed Ralph into

having a heart attack?

SAM MOONSKI

Well we tried the normal channels

by making a formal request for his

personnel file. Now it is up to the

State Teachers Union Lawyers, and

whether they want to bring a law

suit against the administrators,

namely Ned Woorley, Sue Blackberg,

and Sam Kelp and the School

District as a whole.

RICK RUNNER

What does the Superintendent of

Schools Mr. Woodruff have to say?

SAM MOONSKI

He denies everything. He said he

had no knowledge of Principal

Woorley breaking Union laws by

evaluating a tenured teacher more

than once a year. We of course do

no believe him. Proving he is lying

is another problem.

RICK RUNNER

Where is there justice for Ralph?

What about his family, his wife and

grown children?

SAM MOONSKI

It will all have to play out in

court if the Teacher Union Lawyers

can get any evidence to prove their

case. Time will tell.

FADE OUT.

INT. MAIN OFFICE OF CUCAMONGA JHS-DAY

Two months later a gentlemen shows up in the main office

asking for Ned Woorsley. Mrs. Grey tells the stranger the

Principal is busy at the moment. The stranger said he will

wait.

33.

MRS. GREY (40s)

What did you say your name was

again Sir?

MR. BILL ADDISON(40s)

My name is BILL ADDISON and I am

from Smith and Laney Law firm.

MRS. GREY

Mr. Woorley will see you now. Go

right in.

BILL ADDISON

Mr. Ned Woorley?

NED WOORLEY

Yes, how can I help you?

BILL ADDISON

Consider yourself served Mr.

Woorley. You have thirty days to

respond or your lawyer to respond

in Supreme Court in New City, New

York. Thank you (Mr. Addison walks

out before Mr. Woorley can say

anything).

NED WOORLEY

But, I (Pause) (Mr. Woorley is in

shock at being presented with a

subpoena for a lawsuit against him,

his assistant principals, the

Superintend of Schools Mr. Woodruff

And the School District for the

Wrongful Death of Ralph Newton).

MRS. GREY

What did he give you Mr. Woorley?

NED WOORLEY

A subpoena! (Shocked look on his

face)

FADE OUT.

INT. BACK GYM OF CUCAMONGA JHS-DAY

BILL MEDLEY AND WALT WILLEY, both PE teachers, have been

trying to cope with an oversized Physical Education class of

101 boys. The class limit should be 45 students to one

teacher. 80 should have been the maximum number of boys in

the class. Guidance over-enrolled 101 students this class

period and Coaches MEDLEY AND WILLEY- are stuck with them.

34.

WALT WILLEY

All right class, let’s quiet down.

Coach MEDLEY, and myself have

discussed how to get this

overcrowded class to quiet down,

therefore, beginning today when we

blow out whistle in the gym,

everyone is to go down on one knee.

Anyone still standing will get to

do 25 pushups in front of the

class. If you get caught standing

two times after the whistle is

blown you will receive a zero for

the class grade for the day, and

you will get to do 50 pushups.

BILL MEDLEY

Let’s practice what Coach Willey is

talking about. Everyone stand up

please. When I blow the whistle go

down on one knee, and remain there

on the spot and quiet at the same

time. Ready (blows the whistle)

Everyone drops to the floor on one knee except two poor souls

that did not listen to what Coach Willey said.

WALT WILLEY

You two guys (pointing to two boys

standing) did you not hear what I

just said. Come up here now. Give

me 25 pushups, now.

BILL MEDLEY

I think we found a solution to our

noise problem.

The two students assume the starting position and begin their

pushups in front of the class.

BILL MEDLEY (CONTINUED) (CONT’D)

Now you see what happens when you

don’t pay attention or listen to

what is being set. You end up being

embarrassed in front of your

friends.

35.

From that day forward the largest boys gym class in the

school had come under control for the first time in months.

CUT TO:

INT. SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSROOM OF JOHN CARDONE-DAY.

The second school late bell has just rung, and Social Studies

teacher John Cardone is standing at the blackboard writing

the assignment in chalk on the blackboard. As he turns

around, and faces the class, all he sees is a sea of girl’s

thighs. Every girl had a mini-skirt on, and it covered very

little.

From the front of the class all John could see was a crowd of

wide-open legs, which was very distracting, trying not to

look up, and be distracted. John looked out over his science

class only to notice how all the girls were wearing no bras,

and their nipples were sticking out through their blouses or

they were wearing blouses with the front buttons open down to

their waist exposing their cleavage. Junior high girls were

very physically advanced, but had no clue how they managed to

get the boys hormones pumping. You could almost feel sexual

tension in the air.

JOHN CARDONE

Bonnie, in the assigned reading

last night you read how General

George Washington learned from his

mistakes in the 1776 campaign. What

mistakes did he make in that

campaign on Long Island, Manhattan

or the Upper Bronx?

BONNIE BLATT(13)

(A Short, cute red headed girl,

with blue eyes wearing a miniskirt)

I think he made a mistake in

the Battle of Long Island. He

should have known that General Howe

was known for flanking his enemies

in battle, and he should have

blocked the Jamaica pass to prevent

his troops from being flanked.

36.

JOHN CARDONE

That’s right Bonnie. As he cannot

help, but look up Bonnie’s legs to

see a pair of white panties.(John

tries to look away so as not to be

distracted by Bonnie’s legs out in

the isle.)(John turns to another

students and asks) Bill or WILLIAM

William(13), (William is a tall

student with blond hair cut in a

crew cut style with a flat top

look)

How did General Washington escape

from Long Island before British

General Howe could surround him?

WILLIAM STARKEY (12)

I don’t know Mr. Cardone.

JOHN CARDONE

Really WILLIAM? OK, JODIE,

(A tall Jewish girl with a miniskirt

on) JODIE, how about you? Can

you answer that question? (Jodie

has a skirt on that was so small,

it seemed like she had nothing on

at all. Fortunately, she had her

legs crossed to avoid grossing

anyone out.

JODIE ROTHSTEIN (13)

He got all the boats he could and

crossed the East River at night in

a heavy fog.

JOHN CARDONE

That is correct JODIE, good

job.(Trying to look away from

looking up Jodie’s thighs). GAIL

can you tell me where the British

first landed when they came to New

York City?

37.

GAIL LEVINE (13)

I believe they landed on Staten

Island, Mr. Cardone.

JOHN CARDONE

Right you are GAIL. They used

Staten Island as a base to attack

the Continental Army at Brooklyn

Heights on Long Island. What

mistake did General Howe and his

brother Admiral Richard Howe make

when first landing on Staten

Island? Anyone know? (Silence for a

few seconds) Well the mistake the

Howe brothers made was in not

attacking immediately. They had

their own agenda. Both brothers

were members of Parliament and they

voted against the war against the

colonies. What they wanted was to

negotiate a peace with the

Continental Army and get them to

turn in their arms and surrender.

Then they wanted to help themselves

to the spoils of war by taking over

large tracts of land for their own

profit.

WALLY MOON (13)

(Raising his hand) Mr. CARDONE

didn’t General Washington realize

he could not win a war against

45,000 British troops?

JOHN CARDONE

No, he did not realize it at first

until he saw how many troops the

British sent to recapture their

colony in New York and Boston. What

George Washington did eventually

learn was that he was always

outnumbered and he could not play

war the way the British wanted him

to play. He had to be satisfied

with small skirmishes and small

victories, constantly on the run,

trying to wear the British down.

Washington wrote the Continental

Congress after his defeat on Long

Island and expressed his feeling

that they could never defeat

General Howe’s massive Army. The

only thing they could do was wage a

war of attrition.

(MORE)

38.

Did Napoleon, or Alexander the

Great realize that they could not

win a war of attrition. Do we

realize now that we cannot win the

Vietnam War because the Communists

are using the same tactics as

General Washington, forcing a

battle of attrition. The longer the

war the less patience the British

Parliament had in spending a great

deal of money and getting nothing

in return.

The class discussion went on for a while until the school

bell rang signalling the end of the period. The students in

Mr. Cardone’s class jumped up, and all left the classroom)

As the classroom empties we see JOHN CARDONE looking out into

the courtyard outside the school, shaking his head about the

stress of looking at so many mini-skirts. It was an

embarrassment he as a former Catholic school student would

have to make a major adjustment.

FADE IN:

INT. PRINCIPAL NED WOORLEY’S OFFICE-DAY

NED WOORLEY is meeting with his two assistant principals, SUE

BLACKBERG and SAM KELP regarding the recent subpoena

regarding the untimely death of teacher Ralph Newton.

NED WOORLEY

Well we have a big problem now that

a lawsuit on behalf of Ralph Newton

has been filed against all of us,

the School District and the

Superintendent of Schools. I have

spoken with SAM WOODRUFF the

Superintendent and he assures me

that the district will provide

lawyers if this goes to court.

SUE BLACKBERG (30S)

I had all copies of the evaluation

reports from Ralph’s file

destroyed. Fortunately, Ralph did

not get the Union involved early

on.

JOHN CARDONE (CONT’D)

(MORE)

39.

However, they have requested his

file already, and have photocopied

all his records yesterday.

SAM KELP

I never filed the evaluation I was

working on when Ralph had a heart

attack. Since I was in the room it

is going to be hard to deny I was

not evaluating him.

NED WOORLEY

You bring up a good point SAM. We

need to carefully protect ourselves

or this problem could explode

beyond our imagination. The Teacher

Union is sending their State level

lawyers down to our School District

to investigate the case. Do not

give any interviews without legal

counsel present. The Superintendent

doesn’t know anything about the

case except what I told him. If he

feels threatened he might give us

up as sacrificial lambs. We have to

be real careful. Meanwhile,

everything should be business as

usual. Any questions? OK, let’s get

back to work.

FADE OUT.

INT. MAIN OFFICE OF CUCAMONGA JUNIOR HIGH-DAY.

It is another day at Cucamonga Junior High and starting the

day is the PA announcements from JOHN CARDONE, “The VOICE OF

CUCAMONGA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL.

JOHN CARDONE

Good morning Cucamonga Junior High

school. Here are the morning

announcements on this cold November

morning. Midterm exams are schedule

for next week. All exams will be

taken in the regular subject room

by students. Check with your

teacher what day you will be taking

your midterm exam.

SUE BLACKBERG (30S) (CONT’D)

(MORE)

40.

Good news in sports, the Cucamonga

Tigers Football team has a game

against the Washingtonville

Patriots this coming friday on the

upper Football field here at

Cucamonga Junior High. Don’t be

square, make sure you are there

this friday to cheer on our

Football team to victory.

A notice from the gymnasium, Mr.

Feldstein the Physical Education

department chairman wishes to

announce a second shipment of gym

uniforms for girls and boys has

arrived. Student can purchase their

PE uniform in the book store before

school or during lunchtime. The

Cross-Country track team won their

match against North Junior High

yesterday with 7th grade runners

Perry Genovese and Alfredo Donelson

coming in first and second place

respectively. Hats off to those two

athletes. This is Johnny C. Signing

off and remember, Don’t be Square.

FADE OUT.

INT. HOMEROOM 121 WITH HOMEROOM TEACHER JOHN CARDONE-DAY.

After making the morning announcements JOHN CARDONE goes to

his HOMEROOM assignment before the first period class.

HOMEROOM is a ten minute period where the students meet for

attendance taking prior to the first classroom period of the

day. Any student not in their seat by the late bell is

considered absent from school.

John is sitting at his desk in Homeroom 121 waiting for all

the students in his homeroom to arrive.

It is 9:15 am according to the school clock in the hallway. A

young girl is standing in the doorway talking to her friends

before homeroom is over. A boy comes jogging down the hallway

and stops at the doorway to talk to the girl. They begin to

argue.

Before JOHN realizes what was happening a boy coldcocks or

punches the girl with a right hook to her chin. She drops to

the floor almost unconscious, and JOHN jumps up, and runs to

her aid.

JOHN CARDONE (CONT’D)

41.

The boy is standing there taunting her, and calling her

names. JOHN checks for a pulse by holding her wrist. Her

pulse is fast and light.

ADRIENNE ROTH(13)

(Speaking to a girl friend of hers,

SUSAN standing in the doorway of

her homeroom) BILL said he wanted

to meet me after school today.

SUSAN GREEN (13)

Really, that is surprising. I

though you did not like BILL

ADRIENNE ROTH

Do you think he likes me?

SUSAN GREEN

I really don’t know. What about

your old boyfriend Malcomb?

ADRIENNE ROTH

We’re done. I caught him cheating

on me with SYRENNA WILSON.

A black student comes running down the hallway. It is

Malcomb, ADRIENNE’S ex-boyfriend. He Stops at the doorway. He

is a black student and ADRIENNE is white.

MALCOMB JAMES(13)

What’s up bitch. You dropping me

just like that?

ADRIENNE and MALCOMB get into a verbal fight. Suddenly,

without warning, he punches ADRIENNE in the jaw with

tremendous force. ADRIENNE falls to the floor unconscious,

and SUSAN GREEN screams.

42.

SUSAN GREEN

Oh My God, Help, Mr. CARDONE, Help.

JOHN CARDONE is sitting at his desk in the homeroom and he

looks up just in time to see MALCOMB coldcocks ADRIENNE, and

SUSAN yelling for help. JOHN jumps out of his seat, and runs

to the doorway.

MALCOMB JAMES

See bitch that’s what you get.

JOHN CARDONE

(Talking to MALCOMB who is standing

over ADRIENNE) Get out of the way

Please. (His voice is strained from

the stress of the situation).

Are you OK? (He asks Adrienne while

checking her pulse).

(Shouting) -ADRIENNE is not

responding, and her eyes are in the

back of her head. She has a faint

heartbeat and fast. SUSAN hold her

head off the floor for me while I

call the NURSE.

JOHN CARDONE stands up and grabs the intercom phone, and

calls the office. Hello, this is Mr. CARDONE in Room 121,

call for an ambulance, and call the Nurse immediately. I have

an unconscious girl in my doorway that was punched in the jaw

by a boy.

MRS. GREY

OK, Mr. CARDONE, we are calling an

ambulance immediately, and telling

the Nurse to get there immediately.

Is she still breathing?

JOHN CARDONE

Yes she is, thank God.

43.

Five minutes later Nurse Mayberry arrives.

NURSE MAYBERRY(30S)

What happened Mr. Cardone?

JOHN CARDONE

This boy punched ADRIENNE in the

jaw, for no apparent reason, and

she went unconscious, and fell to

the floor.

NURSE MAYBERRY

OK, did you call an ambulance?

Yes, an ambulance is on the way.

NURSE MAYBERRY

I have a slight pulse. She is still

unaware of where she is however.

JOHN CARDONE

I called an ambulance right away

because she was unconscious, and

may have suffered a concussion.

(Turning to Malcomb who was

standing in the hallway)

Now MALCOMB you are going to tell

Principal WOORLEY why you injured

this girl for no reason. (Speaking

angrily).

JOHN grabs MALCOMB by the shirt collar, and practically lifts

him off the ground, and begins to walk rapidly toward the

Principal’s office in the front of the building. He drags the

student all the way holding the shirt collar until he arrives

at the principal’s office.

44.

It is then he realizes that MALCOMB’s feet aren’t touching

the ground, and in his anger JOHN held MALCOMB off the ground

all the way to the principal’s office.

JOHN CARDONE (CONTINUED) (CONT’D)

Mr. WOORLEY, This student, MALCOMB

JAMES took it upon himself to punch

a girl names ADRIENNE ROTH in the

jaw for no apparent reason. She

fell to the floor unconscious in my

homeroom. The nurse is sending the

girl ADRIENNE ROTH to the local

hospital to evaluate her condition.

She might have a concussion.

NED WOORLEY

Well Malcomb, what do you have to

say for yourself?

MALCOMB JAMES

She disrespected me, the bitch.

NED WOORLEY

Excuse me, we don’t use that kind

of language here.

MALCOMB JAMES

(Pouting) Well I am sorry.

NED WOORLEY (CONTINUED) (CONT’D)

Mrs. GREY call MALCOMB’s mother,

and have her come down to the

school immediately. We are going to

suspend MALCOMB for assaulting a

girl in the school.

MRS. GREY

Yes sir, I will call MRS.

WILLIAMS(40S) right now.

45.

MRS. GREY (CONT’D)

Hello, MRS. WILLIAMS? This is Mrs.

Grey, Principal Woorley’s secretary

at Cucamonga JHS. Your son MALCOMB

has been in an altercation with a

girl, and he punched her causing

her to become unconscious. MR.

WOORLEY wants you to come to the

school immediately to pick up

MALCOMB, and take him home. He is

going to be suspended for a week

from school. MR. WOORLEY will give

you the details when you get to

school.

MRS. WILLIAMS (40S)

I don’t have a car, so I will have

to call up for a taxi. It will take

me at least 30 minutes to get

there. Thank you for informing me

of MALCOMB’S conduct.

NED WOORLEY

MALCOMB I want you to sit in my

office until your mother comes to

pick you up. Thank you JOHN. You

may return to your first period

class now.

CUT TO:

INT. STUDENT CAFETERIA LUNCH PERIOD-DAY.

7th grade student PERRY GENOVESE is talking to his black

friend ALFREDO DONELSON in the cafeteria about school gossip.

PERRY GENOVESE

(Speaking to his friend Alfredo)

Hey Al, did you hear about that

girl being knocked out in her

homeroom?

ALFRADO DONELSON

Yeah, I know the kid who punched

her. His name is MALCOMB JAMES and

he is in my bus in the morning.

PERRY GENOVESE

Really, what is this kid like?

46.

ALFRADO DONELSON

He is just a 7th grader like us,

but I think he wants to be known by

his friends as a ‘Hard Ass.’ He is

always picking fights on our bus. I

just stay away from him.

PERRY GENOVESE

Don’t get involved. How about the

cross-country match yesterday. Did

you see that guy from the other

team try to cut me off on the

woodland path?

ALFRADO DONELSON

No, I was too far behind you in the

woods to see what you were doing. I

didn’t get my second breath until

we came out of the woods onto the

Football field.

PERRY GENOVESE

I had to push the guy back when he

tried to cut in front of me on that

narrow path. The coaches never see

that crap. I guess it is all part

of cross-country track? Are you

coming to practice today?

ALFRADO DONELSON

Sure, I will be there. I am

beginning to like running.

PERRY GENOVESE

You want that muffin in your lunch?

ALFRADO DONELSON

No, you can have it.

CUT TO:

INT. PRINCIPAL WOORLEY’S OFFICE-DAY.

Ned Woorley looks angry as he explains a situation that just

happened. I’ve asked both of you to meet with me because the

SUPERINTENDENT of SCHOOLS SAM WOODRUFF and hired a

replacement for RALPH NEWTON and he is a black man. I don’t

know what SAM’S thinking was, but I did not even get to

interview this gentlemen.

47.

The DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL JUDY MEYERS(40S) and SAM interview

this prospective Business Education teacher and did not allow

me to interview him for fear that I would not hire him. I

think this situation is all about Board pressure to hire more

minority teachers. I have to tell you I was very angry with

SAM for doing this to me and I want to share with you why we

did not get any input on his hiring. So, next week Mr.

JEFFERSON JONES will be reporting to our school for his first

day. Treat him well and do not attempt to harass him in any

way. He is a bomb waiting to go off with the SUPERINTENDENT’s

backing.

SUE BLACKBERG

Wow, that is a first. The

SUPERINTENDENT must really want to

have black teachers on the faculty

really bad? I had heard that the

Board held a secret meeting after

getting a poor review by the State

on the amount of minority teachers

in the district.

SAM KELP

I heard that rumor too. The

pressure is on to hire minority

teachers to match the increasing

minority students in our school

district.

NED WOORLEY

Remember be nice to this guy and

stay away from him for now. I don’t

want him running back to the

SUPERINTENDENT and spilling his

guts that we treated a black

teacher badly. Hush will be the

word people. Have a good day now.

FADE OUT.

INT. RICK RUNNERS SCIENCE CLASSROOM-DAY.

RICH RUNNER(20s) a first year science teacher is preparing

his classroom for an incoming class when MRS. SUE BLACKBERG

appears at his doorway to speak with him.(Rick has dark thick

hair, a muscular build and he is 5 ft. 9” tall. He wears

glasses for reading but usually keeps them in his pocket.

Rick is an occasional smoke and loves cigars)

48.

SUE BLACKBERG

Good morning, Mr. Runner. I need to

tell you RICK that this new kid

RICHARD FLYNN(12) is being

evaluated by the Guidance

department as to his proper

placement. He may have ADD or some

other learning impairment. We just

got his academic and discipline

records the other day and realized

that he was expelled from

elementary school on numerous

occasions. We may have to move him

to a below level class, instead of

an on level class like yours. For

now just be careful what you say to

him since he seems to have a chip

on his shoulder.

RICK RUNNER

Thanks Sue, I will keep an eye out

for RICHARD when he comes into my

class this period.

SUE BLACKBERG walks away down the hallway.

RICK RUNNER returns to his desk in his classroom as the late

bell rings. He begins to take attendance in his class book.

RICK RUNNER (CONTINUED) (CONT’D)

Welcome to Science 7, and my name

is MR. RUNNER. Check your schedules

and make sure you have Science 7

period six, M-F. Now let me check

the attendance. To make things easy

I want everyone to pick up their

books, and line up against the

wall. Thanks.

Now, where I call your last name

take a seat in the first row. Five

students will sit in the first row

and then we will move to five more

in the second row and so on.

(MORE)

49.

This will be your assigned seat for

the semester. When I take

attendance and your seat is empty I

will assume you are absent. Are

there any questions about that?

Suddenly a student bursts into the room, huffing and puffing

from running. He slams the door and then he quickly grabs the

nearest seat.

RICHARD FLYNN(12)

Is this MR. RUNNER’S science class?

(RICHARD is a short 5.1 feet in height boy, with light blond

hair, a scar over his right eye, and a very white complexion.

He is dressed in a plaid shirt and Lee Jeans and old worn out

sneakers. He has a high pitched voice almost like a girls

voice).

RICH RUNNER

Yes it is, and you are late. What

is your name son?

RICHARD FLYNN

My name is Richard. Richard Flynn.

RICK RUNNER

OK, Richard I are assigning seats

for attendance, and you will sit

behind GAIL GOLD in row four.

Please take your seat.

As MR. RUNNER continued calling out 32 names of students in

the class, Richard begins talking to his friends around his

seat.

RICK RUNNER (CONTINUED) (CONT’D)

Richard, you need to stop talking,

and just sit there until we have

the attendance seating completed.

RICK RUNNER (CONTINUED) (CONT’D)

50.

RICHARD FLYNN

(Richard gives MR. RUNNER an ugly

face. Learning forward in his

chair he taps a girl named GAIL

behind the head).

GAIL GOLD,(13)

Stop that please.

RICHARD FLYNN

(Laughs out loud) Ha hawwa

RICK RUNNER

(Stops what he is doing, and looks

at Richard and says), Richard, this

is the second time I have had to

speak to you. Quiet down.

RICHARD FLYNN

(Gives Mr. Runner the middle

finger, and says) “Fuck you.”

RICK RUNNER

(Hearing the words “Fuck you,” in

his class, he becomes angry

immediately. He walks over to

Richard, and says). Richard step

outside into the hallway please.

RICHARD FLYNN

(Shouting) No, you cannot make me.

RICK RUNNER

“Really” (as he grabs RICHARD by

the arm, and starts to drag him

toward the door).

51.

RICHARD FLYNN

(Richard pulls away)

Losing his patience, Rick grabs RICHARD by the armpits and

lifts him up, and slams him against the wall where the light

switches were. As RICHARD slides down the wall the lights all

go out creating a dramatic finish to the confrontation.

The class all breaks out clapping, and chanting, MR. RUNNER,

MR. RUNNER. MR. RUNNER leaves RICHARD on the floor, and goes

over to the intercom on the wall.

Taking the intercom off the wall, he calls the office to send

a security guard to take Richard to the Guidance Office for

the period. Security Guard DAN HEALY(70) appears, and tells

Richard to leave the room, and follow him to the Guidance

department. (Dan is a kind old man that is retired. He wears

his pants up to his chest with a stained old white shirt and

dirty dress shoes. He has a little bit of an Irish accent.

His hair is completely grey and he is in his early 70’s)

DAN HEALY (70)

(Dan is one of the school security

guards. He is a gray haired, pale

skin, Irish gentlemen) Hello MR.

RUNNER. Who is the student I am

taking to Guidance?

RICK RUNNER

There he is DAN, RICHARD FLYNN is

his name.

DAN HEALY

OK young man, lets go visit the

Guidance Office. (Dan leads RICHARD

down the hallway to the GUIDANCE

office in the front of the school).

RICK RUNNER

(RICK returns to his desk) Alright,

everyone has a seat now and I

expect you to be in the correct

seat every class so I can get the

attendance quickly and accurately.

Let’s begin.

CUT TO:

INT. CUCAMONGA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL MAIN OFFICE-DAY.

52.

One week later JEFFERSON JONES(30s),(JEFFERSON is 6 ft. Tall,

with a full afro hair style, a mustache, very dark skin and

talks with a slight southern accent. He us dressed in a three

piece business suit and florsheim shoes). The new Black

Business Education teacher reports to the Cucamonga Junior

High office for his first day.

JEFFERSON JONES (30S)

Good Morning, my name is JEFFERSON

JONES, and I was supposed to report

to CUCAMONGA Junior High School as

the new BUSINESS EDUCATION teacher.

MRS. GREY

Hello, we were expecting you MR.

JONES. Principal WOORLEY would like

to welcome you to CUCAMONGA JUNIOR

HIGH SCHOOL. Just one minute. Mr.

WOORLEY, the new teacher, MR. JONES

is here. Shall I send him in?

NED WOORLEY

Sure, send him right in, MRS. GREY.

JEFFERSON JONES

Good Morning Sir. It is good to be

here today.

NED WOORLEY

I just wanted to take a minute and

welcome you MR. JONES to our

school. You are replacing a very

good teacher that served many years

teaching in this district. We have

had substitutes covering his

classes since he passed away, so

you may have to reorganize what

they taught if anything. MRS. GREY

will give you an class attendance

book and a Lesson Plan book. Since

we do not have a Business Education

department chairperson, you will be

reporting to FRED TOPOVER the

department Chairman for Social

Studies. Your lesson plans are due

to him every two weeks before the

friday payday. If you need an

classroom supplies Mr. TOPOVER will

provide you with them. MRS. GREY

also has you teaching schedule for

you. I believe you have prep second

period and LUNCH DUTY fifth period

and your own LUNCH will be fourth

period.

(MORE)

53.

You have five Business Education

classes of 8th and also 9th grade

students. 7th graders are not allow

to elect Business Education because

their schedule is too tight. Again,

welcome and my door is open if you

ever have any questions or

concerns.

MRS. GREY

Here are your supplies and schedule

MR. JONES. Your classroom is at the

top of the stairs, first class on

the left.

JEFFERSON JONES

Thank you MR. WOORLEY, And MRS.

GREY. I am looking forward to

teaching here.

MR. JONES leaves the main office and heads toward his

classroom up on the second floor.

FADE OUT.

INT. PRINCIPAL WOORLEY’S OFFICE-EARLY AFTERNOON, DAY

Principal WOORLEY Meets with his assistant Principals to

report that the new black Business Education teacher has

reported as expected.

NED WOORLEY

Well, SUE and SAM, Mr. JEFFERSON

JONES has reported today and has

begun teaching Business Education.

If you meet him in the hallway be

friendly. Meanwhile, stay away from

his classroom.

SAM KELP

I saw him walking up the stairs

dressed in a three piece business

suit and a full afro hair style. He

certainly stands out from the other

faculty.

SUE BLACKBERG

He had a relatively easy teaching

schedule with LUNCH Duty. I think

he will blend in fine here.

NED WOORLEY (CONT’D)

54.

NED WOORLEY

I certainly hope so. I am sure the

Superintendent will be on my back

for oral progress reports as to how

he is doing. I will just have to

take this situation in stride.

CUT TO:

INT. TEACHER CAFETERIA FOURTH PERIOD 11:50-DAY.

Several teacher have learned that a new black teacher was

hired to replace Ralph Newton and they are discussing their

views. Teachers PAUL PADUA(30)-English; ROBERT

MAULER(20s)SOCIAL STUDIES, RICK RUNNER-SCIENCE and BETTY

STRONG(20s)MUSIC are all involved at one table in the

discussion

PAUL PADUA (30S)

(Talking to ROBERT MAULER) Hey Bob

did you hear they hired a black

teacher to replace Ralph Newton?

ROBERT MAULER(20S)

Yeah, Principal Woorley buckled to

the pressure from the

SUPERINTENDENT of SCHOOLS to hire

some minority teachers, since our

staff was deemed all white by the

Board of Education.

PAUL PADUA (30S)

Really, wow that is shocking. I

never thought of our district as

having racial imbalance in hiring.

RICK RUNNER

(Joining the table with his tray of

food)-Did I hear you guys talking

about the new black Business

Education teacher. He stutters, and

comes from Mississippi with a

southern accent.

55.

ROBERT MAULER

I guess the kids are going to have

problems understanding him?

PAUL PADUA

I am all for more minority teachers

being hired. We have a lot of black

and minority students, and no role

models of color on the faculty for

the kids to follow.

BETTY STRONG (20S)

We have only two other black

teachers out of 75 white teachers

on the faculty. That seems to be an

imbalance.

RICK RUNNER

It has been a long time coming

since the district was cited in the

1950’s for a lack of segregated

schools. The Federal government

gave the district one year to

correct the imbalance of white

schools to one all black school The

solution was to take the black

students from the Hill area in the

south and bus them to North Junior

high to provide some black students

to balance against all the rich

white students from the north

county.

BETTY STRONG

I never though NED WOORLEY

particularly liked minority people.

He always makes that mistake of

calling them ‘those people.

PAUL PADUA

I haven’t met the guy yet, has

anyone else?

RICK RUNNER

I imagine we will meed him soon

enough. I understand he came to

school dressed in a three piece

business suit and he has a full

afro hair style.

56.

ROBERT MAULER

I am sure with the Civil Rights

movement in full swing we can

expect to see a lot more minority

teachers hired in the future.

BETTY STRONG

That is for sure.

PAUL PADUA

Hey RICK have you seen that new

female Phys. Ed. Teacher, ahh

Ronnie Bronson. She is really

stacked, if you will excuse the

expression BETTY.

RICK RUNNER

Yeah and she loves to wear tight

sweaters. I understand from BILL

MEDLEY that SAM FELDSTEIN(30S) the

PE chairman is making a fool of

himself catering to her every

needs.

ROBERT MAULER

Really you guys are so petty. So

what if a female teacher has a

large chest. What do we men care?

Only kidding, she is stacked. Sorry

Betty.

BETTY STRONG

That is OK, I know how you men

think. It is all about the physical

looks of a woman.

RICK RUNNER

Well, she is a PHYSICAL- education

teacher, Betty. Ha. With the

emphasis on Physical.

FADE TO BLACK.

INT. UPSTAIRS IN ROOM 204 ENGLISH-DAY.

It was a busy morning at Cucamonga Junior High. Fall was in

full swing and the classroom heaters had begun to come on in

the cold mornings. Suddenly smoke began to appear under MRS.

MEG ANGELO(30S)English Classroom MRS. ANGELO was on a break

in the Teacher Lounge at the time 10:30 am.

57.

A student coming out of Nurses office next to room 204

noticed the smoke coming from under the room 204 door. She

ran back into to tell the Nurse who came out and saw the

smoke.

NURSE MAYBERRY

Hello, main office. We have a fire

on the second floor. Smoke is

coming out of room 204, MRS.

ANGELO’s classroom. The door is

locked and I do not know where she

is. Hurray call the Fire Department

MRS. GREY

Calm down MRS. MAYBERRY. I will

send MR. KELP up there right away

to confirm that there is a fire.

NURSE MAYBERRY

Hurray, I am telling you smoke is

pouring out under the door of room

204 and it is not my imagination.

MRS. GREY

Alright Mr. KELP is on the way up

to the second floor. He just left.

SAM KELP

(Running up the stairs to room 204,

standing there gasping for breath)

Holy cow it is a fire. My keys

cannot open the classroom, damm?

MRS. MAYBERRY where is your outside

phone?

NURSE MAYBERRY

Right over there Mr. Kelp.

(Gesturing to a phone sitting on

the nurses desk)

SAM KELP

I am going to call out for the Fire

Department, we have a fire and have

to evacuate the building. Hello,

Highland Fire department. This is

Assistant Principal Sam Kelp from

Cucamonga Junior High School. We

have a fire on the second floor in

room 204. Smoke is pouring out of

the room and it is locked. Hurray.

The emergency code is ALPHA 360.

Send fire trucks right away.

(MORE)

58.

(Running back down the stairs, Sam

enters the main office) MRS. GREY I

am going to pull the main fire

alarm. Cover you ears.

The Main FIRE ALARM goes off ringing in all the halls and

classrooms in the building. Mr. Kelp gets on the PA and

announces.

SAM KELP (CONTINUED) (CONT’D)

Attention please. May I have your

attention please this is a fire

drill please evacuate the building

in an orderly fashion. Teachers

exit by the nearest outside door to

your classroom. There should be no

talking. Calmly leave your

classroom immediately. Let me

repeat, do not delay, calmly walk

in double file to the nearest

outside door exit and leave the

building. Ned, Mr. Woorley we have

a fire on the second floor and it

is for real. I confirmed it in MRS.

ANGELO’s classroom in room 204. We

need to evacuate immediately.

NED WOORLEY

OK, lock all the doors and the

vault and let’s get out of here.

Hurray I can smell the smoke

already.

The administrators in the main office walk briskly out the

front doors while all the classes on the first and second

floor exit the building by the side doors. The teachers,

students, and staff are all standing out on the Soccer field

100 yards away from the building which is starting to send

black smoke up into the air.

NED WOORLEY (CONTINUED) (CONT’D)

Here come the fire trucks, thank

God. Sam go and tell them where the

fire is located.

SAM KELP (CONT’D)

59.

SAM KELP

(Waving his hands to attract the

attention of the Fire Chief in his

red truck) Hello, the fire is on

the second floor room 204 on the

inside of the building near the

front of the school.

FIRE CHIEF BUTCH LONG(50s)

(Talking to Sam Kelp) OK, if we

enter through the front door our

hoses might be long enough to go

upstairs. We might have to go in

from the side. JIM take the hook

and ladder around the left of the

building.

SUE BLACKBERG

What the hell is going on? It this

a drill or a real fire.

NED WOORLEY

I am afraid it is a real fire on

the second floor in room 204. Sam

confirmed that smoke was pouring

out under the door and the door is

hot and locked. He could not get

into the room. I don’t know where

MRS. ANGELO is. It is her room that

the fire has started in. The NURSES

office is right next to that room

and we could lose all the medical

supplies and cots? Damm what a

mess.

JOHN CARDONE

(Talking to NED WOORLEY) What is

going on? I just went out for some

lunch at the local Deli and when I

came back I could see the black

smoke stretching up into the sky

from three miles away

NED WOORLEY

We seem to have a real fire on the

second floor. Sam went up there to

confirm the smoke pouring out from

under the door of room 204.

60.

JOHN CARDONE

Room 204, that is MEG ANGELO’s

classroom. Is she alright?

NED WOORLEY

We don’t know where she is. Her

room is locked.

JOHN CARDONE

I think she has a prep period

second period. She must have been

in the teacher lounge? That is

where she usually goes during her

break.

NED WOORLEY

We have no way of confirming that

now. Maybe when Sam takes the golf

cart around the building he may see

her line up on the back side of the

school?

JOHN CARDONE

Gee, I hope so. She is a good

friend of mine. We play tennis

together after school all the time.

Meanwhile, back in the building the classes are all filing

out of the sides and back of the school building. Bill Medley

was in the men’s bathroom when the fire broke out. As he

heard the fire alarm he quickly finished up in the bathroom

and hurried out of the building on the second floor. The

smoke was too thick to see through on the end of the hallway

so Bill decided to go down the stairs and then out the side

door. As the rushed down the stair case he saw a small girl

lying crumpled on the floor near the bottom of the stairs on

the first floor. He quickly runs over to her.

BILL MEDLEY

Hi I am Coach Medley, are you OK?

We have to get out of here quickly.

Can you walk?

61.

SMALL FEMALE STUDENT

(Crying) I twisted my ankle and

fell down, and everyone left me

here.

No problem, let me carry you

outside. Try not to breath the

smoke in. We will be out of here in

s flash. Be calm.

SMALL FEMALE STUDENT

(Crying) Thank you,(sobbing).

BILL MEDLEY

(Carrying the girl, he exits the

side of the building choking from

the heavy smoke) By the way what is

your name little girl?

SMALL FEMALE STUDENT

My name is NINA TURETSKY(13). Thank

you Mr. CARDONE.

BILL MEDLEY

(Seeing the Math Department.

Chairperson-ABE LEVINSKI(60s)

directing students away from the

building, he yells to him)

Abe give me a hand with this girl.

My arms are killing me…(cough)

ABE LEVINSKI(60)

Put her down and I will take care

of her. What is your name? OK, can

you walk? If not I will help you

hop on one leg.

(MORE)

62.

Let’s get away from the

building.(Abe is a short Jewish man

with greying hair and a bald spot

at the back of his head. He has a

thin beard, mustache, a large nose

and thick eyebrows).

BILL MEDLEY

(Asking ABE LEVINSKI)

What happened?

ABE LEVINSKI

I don’t know, but I think a fire

started in Mrs. Angelo’s classroom

on the second floor?

FADE TO BLACK.

INT. FLASHBACK TO A MONTH BEFORE THE FIRE-DAY.

JOHN CARDONE thinks back to a month before the fire when he

was standing in MRS. MEG ANGELO’s(20s) room 204, ENGLISH. THE

MONTH IS OCTOBER.(Meg Angelo is a busty, big haired blond

dyed. She is very outspoken and assertive. Recently divorced

with two children. She is a pretty woman for mid-30s with

lots of makeup and always dresses like a fashion model. (She

is actually Jewish, but has married an Italian guy).

JOHN CARDONE

John walking by MRS. MEG ANGELO’S classroom, when he notices

clothes lines with papers hanging from them. He sticks his

head in the door and says hello.

Hello, MRS. ANGELO. Hi MEG, I mean

MRS. MEG ANGELO, how are you doing?

MRS. MEG ANGELO

I am doing great, how are you DOING

JOHN?

JOHN CARDONE

My you are creative. What are the

clotheslines and the papers hanging

from them for?

ABE LEVINSKI(60) (CONT’D)

63.

MRS. MEG ANGELO

They are student project outlines

on cards, and I hung them from cord

to make an impression and to

demonstrate how many students were

doing writing projects.”

JOHN CARDONE

That’s great. Do you mind if I stay

a while and observe your class?

MRS. MEG ANGELO

Sure makes yourself at home, John

you are always welcome.

SALLY HALSTEIN(13)

Mrs. Angelo can you help me with my

outline?

MRS. MEG ANGELO

Gotta help this student, sit down

JOHN, and relax.

JOHN goes over to the window and sits down at the back of the

class. On the window ledge JOHN notices something out of

place. For some reason a pile of crumpled papers were stuffed

into the space between the wall and the radiator. It looked

really messy, and out of place. Just then he saw a student

crumple a piece of paper, and throw it toward the existing

pile of papers on the radiator near the window.

JOHN CARDONE

Meg you classroom is amazing. One

thing however, what is with that

mess of papers stuffed into the

radiator compartment?

MRS. MEG ANGELO

Oh yes, I have been meaning to have

one of the students clean it out.

We do not have a trash can, so they

have been dumping the papers on the

radiator.

64.

JOHN CARDONE

Don’t you think that could cause a

fire?

MRS. MEG ANGELO

No, the radiator is turned off this

early in the fall season. I will

get to it soon.

JOHN CARDONE

I can get rid of it for you.

MRS. MEG ANGELO

Don’t worry JOHN, I will get to it.

JOHN CARDONE

Well I gotta run. Thanks for

letting me observe your class.

Amazing creativity, I am most

impressed. I wish we had more

teachers like you.

END OF FLASHBACK

FADE TO BLACK.

1 EXT. THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL BUILDING OUT ON THE SOCCER 1

FIELD-DAY

The fireman try to enter the school through the front doors,

but their hose will not reach the second floor going up the

stairs. a second approach with a ladder to the second floor.

the fireman knock out the windows on the outside of the

building and drag their hoses through the windows to the

hallway outside. the fireman have to use axes to break down

the door when the fire started. later, they made it to the

second floor, the nurses office was ablaze, room 2006 next to

204 was completely in fire and smoke. after an hour to put

out the fires, which had spread through the plaster walls

through three classrooms in a row and the nurses office.

Downstairs the water from the fireman flooded all ten

thousand books on the shelves, ruining most of them

completely. When the fireman were done, the two classrooms on

the side of the outside of the building were trashed.

The fireman have to rip out the windows to gain access to the

fire which was on the inside of the second floor classrooms.

65.

FIREMAN #1 (40)

(Lead fireman climbing up the Hook

and Ladder to the second floor of

the school) HAND ME THAT AXE.

FIREMAN#2 (30)

Here is the axe. Cover your eyes

with your helmet shield. The glass

is going to spread in all

directions. I am sure it isn’t

safety glass.

FIREMAN #1

OK, stand back here goes the first

shot. (Fireman Swings his axe and

smashes the side window of the

second story classroom to a million

pieces of glass shards in al

directions.

FIREMAN#2

Hook the window frame and pull the

whole thing out with your axe.

FIREMAN #1

(He hooks the hook side of his axe

around the frame of the window and

give a couple of strong pulls and

the window frame drops one story to

the ground) I’ve got it. Pass me up

the hose and I will climb in the

window.

FIREMAN#2

(Climbing up the ladder pulling the

heavy hose) OK, here is the hose.

Watch for sharp edges of the window

as you step in.

FIREMAN #1

(Shouting) I’m in (cough) putting

my respirator on too much smoke in

here. Turn on the water.

FIREMAN#3 (48)

(Yelling) Water is turned on. Hold

on tight.

FIREMAN#2

Slow down and let me get through

the window with you. Steady here I

come. (He steps through the window

into a room completely filled with

smoke)

66.

FIREMAN #1

I cannot see the door, but I must

be near the front of the classroom.

Follow me and hold onto that hose.

Do we still have enough hose left

to get into the building?

FIREMAN#2

Yeah, we have plenty of hose line

left. Is the classroom door open?

FIREMAN #1

I found the door. It’s open. Wow

the hallway is completely in

flames. Let’s water down the

hallway so I can get to the locked

classroom. What number is it again?

Never mind we probably would be

able to see the classroom number in

this thick smoke. It should be the

second room from the stairway.

Follow me.

FIREMAN#2

I am pulling the hose and I am

right behind you. Spray the ceiling

so it doesn’t collapse on us. Did

you find the second classroom yet?

FIREMAN #1

I think I found it. Stand back and

hold onto the hose I am going to

drop it so I can slam the door with

my axe. Ready? (He takes a full

swing with the axe with smoke

clouding his vision) The door

cracked. One more blow ought to do

it. You OK?

FIREMAN#2

I am OK. My oxygen is on. I can’t

see anything but smoke. Is the door

open yet?

FIREMAN #1

Yeah, damm, I got it. The door is

down. Stand back for a blast of hot

air. OK, clear, let’s blast the

hell out of this room to kill the

flames and smoke. Tell the CHIEF on

your walkie we are going to need a

second hose in here right away. Too

many classrooms are up in flames

for just the two of us.

(MORE)

67.

I found the source of the fire, but

the room is trashed, walls burn

out, windows blown out and the

ceiling is gone. We are dosing it

now.

FIREMAN#2

(Talking on his walkie talkie)

Chief can you hear me? Send up

another two men with another hose.

The fire is too big for us to

handle. Do you confirm?

FIRE CHIEF BUTCH LONG

I hear you. We are sending up two

more men with another hose. Keep

trying to suppress the flames from

spreading any further. Hang in

there the next crew is headed up

the ladder. Get those men moving up

that ladder. Hold the water until

they get in the window.

FIREMAN #1

We have got the flames out in the

second room. The first room next to

the stairs is next. It looks like a

Nurses office (cough), lots of

smoke. We’ll hose it down next.

The second team makes it though the window and the water was

turned on. They begin hosing down the other classrooms

enveloped in flame. An hour later the fires were all out, and

only smoke remains and the smell of burnt wood.

FIRE CHIEF BUTCH LONG (50S)

(Later on around 12:30 pm) Where is

the Principal? I need to talk with

the Principal right away to inform

him of the status of the building.

FIREMAN#1

I think he is out in front of the

building Chief.

FIRE CHIEF BUTCH LONG

(Walking to the front of the school

building) Where is Mr. Woorley?

FIREMAN #1 (CONT’D)

68.

NED WOORLEY

(Shouting to the Fire Chief) Over

here Chief. So what is the

situation?

FIRE CHIEF BUTCH LONG

(Speaking to NED WOORLEY) We have

put the fire out and are mopping up

now. I toured the building on the

first and second floor. The first

floor library sustained a lot of

water damage from the water leaking

through from the classrooms above

it on the second floor. The second

floor we need to get some

commercial fans to blow out the

smoke for 24-48 hours.

My boys will bring some commercial

fans back front the firehouse and

put them in place tonight.

Upstairs on the second floor five

classrooms are charred. You lost

the Nurses office also, and the

ceiling and floor tiles are also

destroyed. I estimate you have

several hundred thousand in fire

damage, which I am sure your

insurance company will cover. Now

for the problem at hand.

I cannot release the building

until we remove the smoke and close

off the damaged areas. Your

students will have to go home

without coats and their books

tonight. I know that is a hardship,

but no one can go back into the

building until we can clean the

whole building of smoke.

NED WOORLEY

That is real bad news. Now I am

going to have to send one of my

Assistant Principals up to the High

school to notify the Superintendent

of Schools Sam Woodruff that we

need buses immediately. We need to

also inform him that the students

will have to go home without coats

in this November weather.

(MORE)

69.

Sam can you take your car and drive

up to the High School, and call the

SUPERINTENDENT of SCHOOLS and

request school buses immediately to

take all the Cucamonga Junior High

students home?

SAM KELP

OK, I am on it. I will be back in

fifteen minutes.

FADE OUT.

2 INT. CUCAMONGA JHS SOCCER FIELD-DAY. 2

PERRY GENOVESE

(Talking to a few students lined up

on the Soccer field) Anyone get

their coat? I have mine in the

locker in the school and boy it is

getting cold out here.

ALFRADO DONELSON

Yeah, my leather jacket is in the

school locker also and all I have

is this thin short sleeve shirt.

SUZY SMITZ (13)

I am freezing too. My legs are

frozen in this mini-skirt. So much

for fashion. When are we going to

get out jackets and go home? It has

been hours since the fire started.

I missed my lunch hour too.

RICHARD WHITE (13)

Boy am I hungry. Just my luck to

miss lunch and when are we getting

back in the school?

3 EXT. SOCCER FIELD IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL-DAY. 3

NED WOORLEY

(Using a portable bull horn)

Attention students and faculty.

NED WOORLEY (CONT’D)

(MORE)

70.

I have just spoken with the Fire

Chief and he has informed me that

the fire is tentatively out for now

but the thick smoke is still on the

second floor making visibility

impossible. The FIRE CHIEF has

informed me that he cannot release

the building until commercial fans

can be brought in to blow the smoke

out of the halls and classrooms on

the second floor. The library is

completely flooded and cannot be

used. Therefore, I know it isn’t

pleasant but we are ordering the

buses to pick us up now and take

everyone home without their coats

or book bags. No one will be

allowed to enter the building for

24-48 hours. Police patrols will be

on duty all night to protect the

school. I am sorry for this

inconvenience but we have to listen

to the FIRE CHIEF he is the one

responsible.

CUT TO:

4 EXT. SOCCER FIELD IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL-DAY. 4

PERRY GENOVESE

Damm, I can’t believe we have to go

home with no coats.

ALFRADO DONELSON

I have thin blood, and I cannot

take this cold without a coat.

CUT TO:

5 EXT. SOCCER FIELD, TEACHERS STANDING ON FIELD-DAY. 5

JOHN CARDONE

Well folks, it looks like I lucked

out going out for lunch. I have my

jacket on me.

Has anyone seen Mrs. Meg Angelo

yet?

NED WOORLEY (CONT’D)

71.

BETTY STRONG

I think someone said she was at the

back of the building where the

teacher lounge teachers went.

NED WOORLEY

SUE can you take the golf cart and

look around the back of the school

to see if Mrs. ANGELO is OK.

Thanks.

SUE BLACKBERG

I will check MEG out right away.

The golf cart is over by the

janitors room fortunately far away

from the side of the building with

the fire.

NED WOORLEY

(Ten Minutes later) Sue did you

find MRS. ANGELO?

SUE BLACKBERG

Yes, she is OK but a little shaken

up that the fire started in her

classroom.

SAM KELP

Ned, we have a major problem. One

of the teachers, SAM MOONSKI told

me one of the boys in his class is

missing. The student asked to go to

the bathroom shortly before the

FIRE ALARM went off, and in the

confusion of leaving the classroom,

MR. MOONSKI did not realize that

the student BARRY NEEDLES(13) was

missing. He just happened to count

all his students while they were

line up outside and he was one

student short. After asking the

students in his class they reminded

him that BARRY NEEDLES went to the

bathroom just before the FIRE

ALARM. What should we do? I have

asked around all the classes line

up outside and no on knows where

BARRY NEEDLES is. SAM MOONSKI says

he is a 7th grader, small in size

wearing blue pants and a red and

white striped golf shirt. He wears

glasses and has light blonde hair

in a short cut.

72.

NED WOORLEY

A missing student. Oh, no. Now we

find out. CHIEF I need to speak

with you. CHIEF we just discovered

we have a missing student by the

name of BARRY NEEDLES. He is a

small 7th grader dressed in blue

pants and a striped red and white tshirt.

He has light blond hair in a

short cut and wears glasses.

He went to the bathroom on the

second floor of the far wing of the

school. The far wing is on the

other side of the school from where

the fire was.

FIRE CHIEF BUTCH LONG

Well that is a major problem. I can

dispatch some of my men to search

the building for this student. I am

not confident that if he was

anywhere near the fire that he

could have survived. Can you show

or tell me where the boys bathroom

is located that he would have used?

NED WOORLEY

I think so but I will have to ask

Mr. Moonski his teacher what boys

bathroom is closer to his science

classroom. Sue you have the golf

cart, can you go around to where

Mr. MOONSKI and his class are and

find out where the nearest boys

bathroom might be located.

SAM KELP

This is my worst fear, losing one

student out of 1,000 students is

easy to do. The timing was bad with

the fire Drill going off just after

BARRIE NEEDLES left the classroom.

I am worried NED.

The fireman begin to search the building. A half hour goes by

and still no word. The buses have begin to arrive and the

students are boarding them and going home.

NED WOORLEY, SAM KELP, SUE BLACKBERG, JOHN CARDONE, BILL

MEDLEY, WALT WILLEY, and NORMA NEWSOM, and SAM MOONSKI, all

wait for word about missing BARRIE NEEDLES.

73.

NED WOORLEY

Please GOD help them find this kid.

I can’t take anymore stress I have

to sit down for a little bit.

SAM KELP

Are you OK NED? You don’t look

well. I have a bottle of water do

you want some?

NED WOORLEY

Yes, let me have a little water.

This missing student thing is

killing me. I feel a little light

headed. I need to sit down.

FIRE CHIEF BUTCH LONG

Mr. Woorley we haven’t found any

bodies in the fire area or in the

bathrooms. We searched the entire

building. We will keep looking all

night but the outcome does not look

good.

NED WOORLEY

What am I going to tell this kids

mother and father? Oh, my God why

is this happening?

FIRE CHIEF BUTCH LONG

The student in question may have

collapsed from smoke inhalation or

he may still be hiding somewhere in

the school. We just don’t know.

There is a lot of smoking debris in

the classrooms, and my men said

they did not recover a body

anywhere in the ashes.

NED WOORLEY

I can’t tell the Superintendent of

Schools about this until I am

absolutely positive as to what

happened to this student.

SUE BLACKBERG

Maybe he got out of the school and

walked home. Junior high students

are known to do stupid things like

that sometimes.

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NED WOORLEY

We need some answers and before it

gets dark in a few hours. CHIEF

what do you recommend?

FIRE CHIEF BUTCH LONG

You can go home and I can put you

on call if we find something we

will call you first thing. There is

nothing you can do here. Let us do

our work and maybe this will turn

out well in the end.

NED WOORLEY

Well, it is my responsibility to

call Mr. and Mrs. Needles. It

really pains me to have to tell

Barrie’s parents that he is missing

in a school fire. Oh, well. I will

call him when I get home.

All of the teachers and administrators reluctantly go home to

wait for the dreaded call from the Fire Chief.

Somewhere in the school building in a Janitors cleaning

closet, a frightened boy lies crying and curled up in a room

that is locked from the outside. When the smoke started to

move down the hallway he hid in a room with a slightly ajar

door, which turned out to be a Janitorial closet, that had a

self locking mechanism in the door. When BARRIE hid in the

closet as the smoke enveloped the hallway the door locked

closed. He banged and kicked the door again, and again, but

he could not budge the locked door. The closet was full of

cleaning supplies, pails and mops with a strong smell of

ammonia in the air. BARRIE NEEDLES(13) was alone in a locked

closet, and no one knew where he was. Barrie is a small 7th

grader with wire rim glasses, light brown hair, freckles, and

a short pug nose. His hair is a crew cut style).

FADE TO:

6 INT. IN A JANITORIAL CLOSET IN CUCAMONGA JUNIOR 6

HIGH-NIGHT.

BARRIE NEEDLES is curled up in a pre-natal position falling

asleep, with smoke seeping under the door, and smoke

enveloping the hallway outside the closet. The light bulb

overhead flickers, and then goes out, and then there was

nothing but darkness. Barrie cries in the dark void of the

closet.

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BARRIE NEEDLES (13)

Help. Help me someone. (Cough)

(crying) Mommy, I am sorry.

FADE TO BLACK.

THE END.

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