Bowen Staines is a friend of Ford Natirboff. He showed up on our second day of filming to play a student in Mr. Allen's American History class. Since he hadn't been there for the filming of the "Set's Lament" scene, we decided his character must have been absent that day. Therefore, Bowen is listed in the credits as Absent Student.
Oddly enough, Bowen is seen walking through the hallway in a scene which is supposed to take place immediately after the "Set's Lament" scene, as David follows Jonathan out of the classroom. Maybe he's coming from the Nurse's office...