Really? Why would they think that? It’s obviously the principal. She had the gloves, you know.”

How could you be so sure?” Jenny was horrified at my certainty. I had hoped I would get this reaction.

Think about it. The principal had the gloves. Why would you have gloves at work in May? It doesn’t make sense to me. She knew about them, too. I saw her glance down at them when I was in the office and she nodded at them.”

Oh…wow.” Jenny sighed. She couldn’t believe that the principal would be able to pull something like this off. “I just don’t understand why she would do something like this. Why would anyone want to kill a little kid?”

I stayed silent. I didn’t trust myself. I could answer that question really easy. The kids are brats. It’s as simple as that. Jenny and I said goodbye and parted ways. I thought about it all the way home as to how the school day went. Even the kids were asking. That wasn’t a good sign. I could swear that Gail and Zachary were looking at me with suspicious eyes. I couldn’t bear it. Maybe I should call in sick for a few days, but that would just raise more suspicion. I have prided myself in not taking a single day off this school year and I was determined to finish out the year without taking a single day off.

On the way home, I got a phone call. “Hello?”

I know it’s you. I know you killed Toby Turner. It’s only a matter of time until the police find that out too. I’m going to them and turning you in. I don’t have any evidence, but I will find some. I’m not going to give up until you go to jail.”

 

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