The students are all pretty rowdy since Winter Break is only a week away. The teachers and staff are tired, so the students do whatever they want and don't get in trouble.
In history, class David Petrakis has a tape recorder on his desk. He starts recording when Mr. Neck begins his lecture.
This time, Mr. Neck teaches history without inserting his personal political feelings. He gives David the evil-eye during the whole lesson, though. The tape recorder won't be able to record all that. David doesn't turn away from Mr. Neck's glares.
When Melinda is waiting for the counselor in the office she hears that David's parents hired a lawyer. They might sue the school district and Mr. Neck.
The lawyer claims Mr. Neck has violated some students' civil rights and that he's not really qualified to be teaching.
David's lawyer wants David recording the class sessions to catch Mr. Neck if he screws up again. The next day in class, David's lawyer has a video camera set up in the classroom, probably to capture Mr. Neck's evil-eye on film.