The School Principal is a scary story about a young girl who is in class when her teacher comes in with some shocking news.
My name is Sofia and this happened a long time ago when I was 10 years old and still in elementary school. It was the end of the lunch break and I was sitting in the classroom, chatting to my friends. Our teacher came in and walked straight over to me. Her face was pale and serious.
“Sofia,” she said. “I have some bad news. Just stay calm and listen. Your mother was in an accident at work. Get your things together and go to the principal’s office.”
I was so shocked, I didn’t know what to think. My friends gathered around me and tried to console me. In a daze, I packed my schoolbooks into my bag and headed out the door. The school principal was waiting for me in his office.
“I just got off the phone with your father,” he said. “He told me your mother was badly injured. He’s rushing to the hospital right now and he wants to pick you up on the way. You have to wait for him outside the school gates and he will collect you. Now, hurry along.”
The principal looked at his watch.
“But, Sir…” I said.
“No buts,” snapped the principal. “Go out and wait for him.”
“Young lady!” said the principal impatiently. “Why are you still standing around?”
“But, Sir… I don’t have a father…” I said. “We’re a single parent family. My dad died when I was a baby…”
The principal’s jaw dropped.
After that, there was a big uproar. My mother wasn’t injured at all. She came down to the school and complained. The police were called. Nobody was allowed to walk home alone. Parents started picking their kids up from school, just to make sure they were safe.
To this day, I still don’t know who the mysterious man on the phone was and what he planned to do with me if he managed to get me in his clutches.