Denver. Cowboys, check. Guns, check. Vast expanses of suburbs, check.
However, I am in the city. There were students carried to school by yellow buses but my sons were never among them because they kept moving the boundaries (for example, my next-door neighbors’ girls went to the same middle school and they got the bus, but by the time my kid went there he lived “too close.” Two and a quarter miles. (Another quarter-mile would have done it.)
The Saturday detention was for those who missed two after-school detentions or who had done something especially terrible. Kid had to get there on his own as he did every other day, which meant that if he could talk a parent into driving him that worked, if not, he could bicycle or take the bus.
During the in-school suspension they actually let them catch up on their homework and if there was a test in a class they were missing, they let them take it, either then or later. My kid’s rap sheet included an incredible number of ditches, and when it seemed to turn out that he preferred in-school suspension they made him come in on Saturdays until he got straightened out.