My alma mater, the high school both me and my husband graduated from (he the year before I started) and the school my son now attends— is burning.
Since the beginning of this school year there have been no less than 5 fires. 3 serious enough to empty the school (not an easy undertaking seeing as how enrollment is at 4 or 5 thousand students) and 2 bad enough to have to send all the kids home.
We Technites are a proud bunch. Our school is one of the best in the city and it is now clear that there is an arsonist afoot. Today, before all the kids were sent home, the principal gave a small speech. They will find who it is who is starting these fires and they will be dealt with harshly.
Gives new meaning to that old kiddy song we all used to sing:
*Mine eyes have seen the glory
Of the burning of the school
We have tortured every teacher
and have lynched the principal
We have torn up all the textbooks
and have broken every rule
And that’s the end of school. *