Mr Stanley was called to the music and drama room this morning at playtime. When he returned he was ashen-faced. This is what he saw:
Year 5 and Year 6 pupils were called to the music and drama room in their role as journalists to investigate the scene. Their findings today were as follows:
- There was an outline of a person on the floor
- Drumsticks were placed next to the hands
- A snare drum had been pushed over
- A music sheet on the floor was covered in blood (it turned out to be red paint)
- The sheet music was Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
- There were no other signs of damage in the room
- Mr Staunton, the drumming teacher, was seen running up the concourse last Tuesday.
- Mr Haycock was very angry at Mr Staunton for breaking the school rules.
- Mr Haycock has been very moody recently.
- Mr Staunton was seen leaving the school unhurt.
Initial theories are that Mr Haycock created this scene to send out a clear warning to Mr Staunton not to break the school rules. However, many of the young journalists think that Mr Haycock must have had some help. The additional suspects are:
- Mrs Horrocks as paint was found on the scene and she is an art teacher
- Mr Stanley as he is Mr Haycock’s friend and they are always talking together
- Mrs Myers as she is a stickler for rules and will punish anyone who breaks them
Mr Haycock has consented to an interview tomorrow morning where the children will have an opportunity to have their questions answered.