(Strip Number 4854, Original Publication Date, 3 September 1987)
Panel 1: As they get seated in class for their first day of sixth grade, Mike tells his chums that it's ever neat that they're all in the same homeroom.
Panel 2: As their teacher writes his name (Mr Warren) on the board, Mike opines that this is boy howdy gonna be the best year ever.
Panel 3: Lawrence agrees because someone knew they were best friends and always hung out together. This alarms Mr Warren.
Panel 4: He looks as if he's aged ten years when he thought-bubbles that someone has clearly made a grave mistake.
Summary: Now, were I a betting man, I'd say that the policy statement that mandates putting social circles into a blender and pressing 'puree' reads something a lot like "children benefit from new social experiences" or something feel-good like that. Given the look on Old Man Warren's ugly mug, what it means is "If we don't break a group of friends up, they're going to form a gang and KILL US!!!!!" (This, of course, should be followed by a shrill wail as one waves one's arms in the air like Kermit The Frog freaking out after dropping bad acid.)