In the 1st Chapter in "Scorpions" by Walter Dean Myers, Jamal is sitting by the window waiting for his mother to come in. Also while Jamal is sitting there he's come to think about his brother and mother.
Jamal talks to Tito about joining the scorpions. But, Tito doesn't want to join because he is afraid of guns.
After Jamal kicked Dwayne, Dwayne yelled out and the teacher corrected him and told him to stay 30 mins after school was over.
Jamal waits outside for Dwayne to come out and fight him. Instead, Mack finds him and invite him to join the scorpions.
Mack introduces Jamal and Tito to the Scorpions in their hideout. Mack try to talk the other members of the Scorpions about Jamal being leader.
After Mack gave the gun to Jamal, Jamal hid the gun in his sofa. think about what happened to Randy, and how his mom must feel if she found it.