The small town of Mahogany Hills was proud of their heritage, they were proud of their local heroes even if they had fought for questionable causes; they were proud of their local industry, even when it only survived thanks to government subsidies; but most of all, they were proud of their strict moral code, and how their young would continue to exemplify it.
Problem was, times were changing, and as wise old people always say youth has lost it’s way. With television, and their computers, and their interwebs, and their video chat; the town’s youth was being expose to a lot of evil outside dangers, and it was ever harder to be proud of their moral caliber.
Sure, some boys always drank a little too much and decided it would be funny to break into a house and cause some mischief, maybe even have their way with a poor girl, and some girls had always turned up pregnant before the marriage was officially planned. But those things were solved within the community, the boys would be forced to apologize, and if a new married couple resulted, the town was overjoyed, even if the bride wasn’t officially old enough to marry, or her dress wasn’t all white, and couldn’t completely hide her growing belly, or her tears weren’t all from happiness. Townspeople knew it was for the best, to maintain their pride, to keep the moral fiber in place.
So when new ideas of miniskirts, of girls asking boys out, of divorce or —heaven forbid— rumors of abortion, started entering the community, the townspeople decided they had to find a way to protect their youth.
The one school in town was called St. Andre Truitt, in honor of the local deacon who fought in the war to keep the town’s traditions alive; and the headmaster had a permanent seat in the town council.
This is why, by an unanimous vote, the town decided to implement a new office in school, a disciplinary office, tasked to inspire the correct moral code in the students, and nip at the base any dangerous ideas.
The school was given a carte blanche as to how to achieve this goal, even after the headmaster cautioned that “you can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs”. So the new office was created, some guidelines were drafted, and the school and mayor offices made sure that all the parents knew their children would be subjected to some new rules, and it was in the best interest of town if they were accepted without question.
- Head of disciplinary office — Mr. John Gardner (Character sheet)
- Third grade teacher — Ms. Beatriz Moore (Character sheet)