Theories splintered the air,
some whispered, some shouted.
“It was that kid who said he was
gonna bring a bomb to school.
I guess he finally did it.
It’s only a matter of time before
we see a giant mushroom cloud.”
“Nope. It’s that idiot with his
stink bombs. He had to make
a presentation today, so he set off
a stink bomb just to get out of it.”
“There was a tiny gas leak in
the cafeteria. That’s all.
They’re making a big deal
out of nothing.”
An hour later, the principal
made an announcement.
We were allowed inside.