What looks like every parent of every student at the school is yelling at Anthony Heald, who says, "The gun contained only blanks!" Yeah, just like this show. Anyway, the parents continue yelling, so he says, "Mr. Senate used the gun in a context that disabused firearms, much like prison officials with the Scared Straight program." More yelling. Steve-o-rama comes to the rescue: "This school does not condone Mr. Sennet's actions. He is a zealous teacher who is, on occasion, overzealous. This is one such occasion and he will be dealt with. Thank you." Still more yelling. Oh well.
Anthony Heald heads on into an empty classroom, where he can do some yelling of his own at Mr. Senate. "In this day and age, when students shoot teachers and classmates --" Mr. Senate says that that was one of the points he was trying to make. Well, he at least knows that he was making several at once, if not that they contradicted each other. And I could go into how and why the students responsible for the various tragedies around the country over the last few year don't match the demographic of the students Mr. Senate just shot at, but I won't. Suffice it to say that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold weren't bussed in from anywhere.
Oh, but why rest at completely ridiculous when we can crank it up to ludicrous speed? Anthony Heald says, "So much as bring a weapon in for show-and-tell, and you will be fired." Yes, the two strikes policy for discharging firearms in a classroom: next time you'll really be in trouble. I mean, it's just not fair to expect teachers to assume that this is a blanket rule of some kind; there's got to be some leeway if he's never been explicitly told before not to shoot guns at the walls. Oh wait, that's the STUPIDEST FUCKING THING EVER. Oh, and, Mr. Senate? You best shut the hell up. Anthony Heald's parting shot: "You know, for someone who professes to love teaching, you seem to have a career death wish. I don't know what's stopping me from making that wish come true." The answer is nothing, except the crappy writing. But, my word, to what is Anthony Heald referring? Could Mr. Senate have one or two other skeletons in his closet? Could one of those skeletons be refusing to wear a bra?
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.