It was the passing period before 6th period. They were gathered outside the door. I could hear snippets of their conversation, and that statement came through loud and clear.
My thought: What is this, a mutiny?
It was a pretty childish stance, but then again, so was the class. Petty and childish, I mean. If they wanted to play it that way...
I hurriedly marked all the empty seats on the seating chart. After the bell rang they all rushed into class.
So, I marked them all tardy.
I'm not sure what they were trying to gain with this. They still attended class. They still had to do the assignment. And now every one of their names was listed for this silly stunt.
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