The school bell rang twice per day - At noon to let all the students in and at 9pm to let the students out… straight into the night.
Kick. Push. Kick. Push. Coast.
The color of the stripe on the school uniform signaled some sort of gang affiliation - just as much as a colored flag sticking out from the back pocket of sagging’ pants. When all your classmates are the rejects from others city schools who got expelled for fighting, drinking and/or having drugs and guns on them - you quickly learn to be diplomatic.