In 5th grade the dumb kid from Mississippi was super salty that paddling wasn't a thing in South Dakota. I guess because he liked watching the kids he hated getting their asses beat. Or maybe because he spent years getting his ass beat and was mad that we weren't. Either way every now and then he'd go up to someone and tell them exactly how many ass beatings we should be getting each week.Either way, could you imagine this happening in current year? It would be a media shitshow.
It was pretty off putting because of his age. Remember when I said he was dumb? Well, I wasn't exaggerating, he already failed 5th grade twice. He blamed it on some test required at the end of the year in Mississippi, said that it didn't matter how well you did the rest of the year, if you failed that test you failed the grade. Even if that was true though, he was still obviously dumb and not just a lousy test taker. Between that, his age gap, and his weird obsession with paddling nobody liked him.
The school obviously thought the age gap and his weirdness was inappropriate as well, because after Christmas they gave him a test and passed him onto the 6th grade to deal with him for the rest of the year. One of my friends in the same Girl Scout troop as me wound up having him in some of her classes. She was shocked and disgusted to find out he'd come from 5th grade, and that he'd failed it twice. She also confirmed he was just as weird about paddling in his new classes, and none of the 6th graders liked him either because he was dumb and obsessed about paddling.