The hallway. Cheryl, wearing glasses so we know she's still smart and unpopular, wants confirmation from Lauren that Guber asked her out, and that she said yes but regrets it now. Lauren's all, "Our private lives -- you can't print that story!" Cheryl grins and says, "It's news!" and twerps away. Technically, she's wrong. It's not news, it's a fluff gossip piece, and since Ms. Davis is not a celebrity or public figure, she can sue for libel, despite whatever freedoms student publications have in a liberal city like Boston. But who cares? Let the lies stack upon the implausibilities until it all collapses in a giant heap of phenomenal inaccuracy.
This-Meeting-Is-Over's office. Steve. Coach Kevin. Throw down. Principal says, "Did you tell Jason Harrelson or his father or his lawyer what went on in a closed teacher's conference?" Coach Kevin fidgets. "Those meetings are sealed for the express purpose of encouraging candor. When you go behind teacher's backs and reveal --" Kevin interrupts, "Steven --" Steven yells, "I'm talking now!" That is now his new name. I'm-Talking-Now says, "Those meeting are based on candor. On trust. You broke that trust." Coach Kevin gives the spiel about how no one cares about his athletes' grades, and that he has to win tonight or he's out, "like the fat boy in dodgeball." Colorful. Steven yells some more, but the secretary from earlier pops in again: "Sorry, Steven. Anthony Ward is in the emergency room."
The pretenses are now gone, and we are actually in an ER. Though, here, the frenetically tracking camera is oddly still. "I want to know who did this!" Anthony's mom is shrieking. Blah blah blah protect-my-son-cakes. Anthony's dad keeps a level head and leads the principal into Anthony's room.