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I was in Mr. Johnson’s homeroom in 8th grade. The pine step stool was a required project in wood shop, a/k/a Industrial Arts. (Metals shop was the domain of Mr. Whitaker, a new teacher who had so little control of the students that he "left to pursue other interests" after only nine weeks.)

Mr. Johnson, though, ruled with an iron fist, or rather a wood paddle. I don’t have any idea how today’s teachers manage 30 8th grade boys without the threat of physical violence.

The only thing we knew about Charles Johnson was that he was Kevin’s dad. We found out many years later that he was a decorated hero of the Anzio beaches in WWII. No word what ever happened to Mr. Whitaker.

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