Part II- Don’t Be Square

a TV Pilot movie script about the good old days 1960-1970’s at Kakiat Junior High, Spring Valley, New York. East Ramapo Central School District.

Disclaimer: The follow people are fictions despite any similarity to real people. The names are purely fictional. This is two scenes from the TV pilot movie script from Don’t Be Square.

ACT THREE- A MAJOR DRUG PROBLEM

SCENE 1- INT.-DAY -DRUGS AT KAKIAT JUNIOR HIGH.

FADE IN:

Note: Mark Katz, Physical Education and PELHAM MEAD, Physical Education, go out for lunch at the local Jewish Deli in Hillcrest, NY, to have a corn-beef sandwich. Mark is a large muscular man six feet tall with dark brown hair. Pelham is also tall and thin with light brown hair.

MARK KATZ, (24) PHYSICAL EDUCATION

They make a great corn-beef sandwich here. So how is your wife and son doing? 

PELHAM MEAD (23) PHYSICAL EDUCATION

We’re fine. Money is a little tight since JEANINE isn’t working. She wants to be home when little DEAN comes home from pre-school.

MARK KATZ, PHYSICAL EDUCATION

My wife is feels the same way about our daughter LAUREN. She is home all day with the cat and Lauren.

PELHAM MEAD, PHYSICAL EDUCATION

It is not easy being a teacher with such low pay. I am at Masters level, plus one year salary level, and I still cannot make ends meet. We drink Cool-aide on a regular basis. My son gets the milk. My wife even puts rice in the hamburgers to fill us up. Can you imagine that?

MARK KATZ, PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER

I am an only child and my father is a retired barber, and we have to borrow money from him all the time for my daughter Lauren’s toddler clothes, and furniture for the apartment.

PELHAM MEAD, PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Some day it will get easier I hope. It is getting late, let’s go or we will be late for the next class.

MARK KATZ, PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER

OK, You drive.

FADE OUT.

Note: Pelham Mead and Mark Katz, return to school and enter through the side door of the building.

FADE IN:

PELHAM MEAD, PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Hey, RICHARD what are you doing, sharing your lunch?

What is in the bag RICHARD?

RICHARD FLYNN(12) STUDENT

None of your business COACH MEAD.

PELHAM MEAD, PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Really, give me that bag. 

RICHARD FLYNN, STUDENT

No it’s mine. Run DAVID.

Note: RICHARD FLYNN and his friend DAVID HALLAS attempt to run, but Mark Katz grabs both of them before they could get down the hallway.

PELHAM MEAD, PHYSICAL EDUCATION

What the hell is going on here? (Talking to RICHARD FLYNN’s friend) What is your name son?

DAVID HALLAS(12), STUDENT

My name is David Hallas.

MARK KATZ, PHYSICAL EDUCATION

I think we have a problem here, (He quickly picks up the paper bag on the floor. Looking in the bag he sees what he thinks is tobacco, until he smells it.) 

Phew, what an odor. I think this stuff is marijuana. Take a whiff BILL.

PELHAM MEAD , PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Wow, what a smell. JOHN you hold onto DAVID HALLAS, and I will take RICHARD FLYNN with us down to the main office.

MARK KATZ, PHYSICAL EDUCATION

(Talking to the Secretary, Mrs. GREY). Can you get Principal SHAW for me please? Thanks you.

PELHAM MEAD, PHYSICAL EDUCATION

(Talking to the two students) You two sit down, and glue yourself to the chairs.

BOB SHAW, PRINCIPAL

Pel and Mark, What do we have here?

MARK KATZ, PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Pel, and I caught RICHARD FLYNN, and DAVID HALLAS in possession of a bag of marijuana in the school in what appeared to be cash transaction between the two of them. We surprised them when we entered the school by the side door. They were hiding behind the door at the time with the paper bag of marijuana. 

BOB SHAW, PRINCIPAL

Really, let me see this paper bag.

(Examining the paper bag of marijuana) 

Well you may well be right Mark. Take this student into my office. Mrs. GREY and call the Ramapo police please.

Mark and Pel, I will need a written copy of this incident right away. Go back to your offices and I will have someone cover your classes. As soon as you write your incident report bring it to me immediately so that I can make a copy for the Police.

Thank you Gentlemen 

FADE TO BLACK.

FADE IN:

PELHAM MEAD, PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Can you believe it coach?  We actually caught two kids in the process of selling marijuana in the school?”

 MARK KATZ, PHYSICAL EDUCATION

I am not surprised, since there seems to be a lot of pot heads in our classes these days.

FADE OUT.

SCENE 2- INT. DAY -ONE WEEK LATER IN THE TEACHER CAFETERIA.

FADE IN:

Note: JOHN CARUCCI, MARK KATZ, PELHAM MEAD, and RICK KNAPP are having lunch together and the discussion switches to RICHARD FLYNN.

PELHAM MEAD, PHYSICAL EDUCATION

What ever happened to that kid you and Mark caught selling drugs Pel?

MARK KATZ, PHYSICAL EDUCATION

You are never going to believe this. They never suspended him because the psychologist felt it would affect his midterm grades. The other kid got off when his parents came into Mr. Shaw’s office with their lawyer. They placed all the blame on RICHARD FLYNN, and threatened  to sue Mr. Shaw and the School District. Their son got off with a warning.

PELHAM MEAD, PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Incredible, no wonder they cannot control drug abuse in this school? I am disgusted with this crap.

RICK KNAPP, SCIENCE TEACHER

(Hearing the name RICHARD FLYNN) Rick says, that little punk. I had a run in with him a month ago. Yeah, ADRIANNE WASSERMAN came to me a month ago to warn me about this kid RICHARD FLYNN. He is a real trouble maker.

FADE OUT.

Dr. Pelham Mead
Dr. Pelham Mead

Author: skyking119

Professor of Instructional Technology, Doctoral degree in Educational Administration from Columbia University-1993. Worked at NYU, St. Johns Univ., The College of Mount Saint Vincent, and the NY College of Osteopathic Medicine. Currently, College Tutor and published Novel writer specializing in Historical Fiction. In the works, Sister Angelina CIA Nun, The Night is a Child (a mystery story of Africa), and The Personal Diary of Anne of Cleves, 4th wife of King Henry VIII.

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