I re-stocked a Mossberg 20ga bolt action shotgun in high skrool wood shop in the late 70’s.
The shop teacher asked that I let him keep the bolt until I got ready to inlet it.
I remember walking down the hall carrying it in a soft sleeve and no-one gave me a second look.
They would come to class and ask that we take the shot guns out of the truck window gun rack and put it on the floor if you forgot to.
Wow, how far we have come.
1972, Superior, Wisconsin. While taking hunter’s safety class, would bring my rifle on the bus, put it in my locker, bring it to class and then back to my locker, and then back to the bus for the ride home.
This activity would be frowned upon and discouraged now-a-days.