When Students Lying In Grass Is Mistaken For School Shooting

 

 

FADE IN:

EXT. COLLEGE CAMPUS – MORNING

*Camera sweeps across college campus showing students sleeping in the grass with their text books open*

PERSON 1 – (on the phone) Then I said Financial Aid?! What am I … poor?! (laughing)

*PERSON 1 turns corner to see the college’s big grassy field teem with horizontal bodies of students. Some groan from just waking up, however, to PERSON 1 it sounds like they are in pain.*

PERSON 1 – (drops phone) (faints)

3 minutes later …

*2 more students, male and female, turn the same corner.*

FEMALE STUDENT – (gasps) Oh my God! Oh my God!
MALE STUDENT – (eyes widen) What the …
FEMALE STUDENT – Oh my God, I think there was a school shooting. Oh my God, the killer could still be loose on campus. Oh my God, we gotta get out of here!
MALE STUDENT – No! Wait! What if we run into him as we exit? We must not take any chances. We must play dead.

*Both students drop where they stand*

MALE STUDENT – I’m going to call 911 while we’re laying here.
FEMALE STUDENT – Hurry! I don’t want you to be caught with your phone out.
MALE STUDENT – (whispers to 911 dispatcher) We need help. There has been a school shooting at *censored*. Hundreds are dead. Hurry! (disconnects)
FEMALE STUDENT – What if he comes back, walks the field to revel in his destruction and recognizes he didn’t shoot us???
MALE STUDENT – (takes ketchup packet out pocket) Here. Smear this across your shirt.
FEMALE STUDENT – Oh God, no! I just paid …
MALE STUDENT – (kicks her leg)

*They both rub the ketchup all over their shirt*

2 minutes later …

*The camera cuts to the face of a black person. The camera pans down showing his jacket fits unevenly. One side hangs lower than the other, and swings like a pendulum with each step. The style of the jacket is also mismatched with other clothing. The camera 360s around him showing his backpack, revealing he is a student.*

BLACK STUDENT – (turns corner) (eyes widen) Oh my God! There’s been a school massacre? (trembling) (starts running, takes backpack off so it doesn’t slow him down)

*As he gets back in front of the campus, dozens of police cars pull up*

POLICE – (jump out cars, aiming their guns) FREEZE! GET DOWN ON THE GROUND NOW! GET DOWNNNNN!
BLACK STUDENT – NO! WAIT! I’M NOT THE SCHOOL SHOOTER. I’M ONE OF THE STUDENTS. PLEASE DON’T SHOOT!!!!
POLICE – WHERE’S YOUR BACKPACK?!?!
BLACK STUDENT – (looks behind him to see his backpack in the distance, busted open with textbooks on ground) Aww shit!
POLICE – WHAT’S IN YOUR POCKET?!?!
BLACK STUDENT – (looks down at both jacket pockets and sees how one sags lower) Aww shit!
POLICE – WHY YOUR JACKET DON’T MATCH YOUR PANTS, SHIRT, AND SHOES?!?!
BLACK STUDENT – (looks down at his clothes and see the colors and design patterns don’t match his jacket) Aww shit!
POLICE – WHY ARE YOU THE ONLY BLACK PERSON THAT GO TO THIS SCHOOL?!?!
BLACK STUDENT – (tilts head to side slightly gesturing he is thinking) (facial expression go from confused look to that of astonishment realizing he is the only black person at the college) (looks up at the sky and screams) SHIT!!!!!!

FADE TO BLACK

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