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Cruzado 1 Andrea Cruzado Ms. Schmitz English 10 H P 1 13 January 2020 WHODUNNIT?! One tranquil Tuesday afternoon, a young English teacher decided to stay after school finishing up her progress reports. Lindsey SCHMITZ of Grove High School was on her way out of her classroom at 3:55 on the high school building’s second floor, locking the door behind her when an unknown assailant struck her on the head from behind. Rendered unconscious, SCHMITZ fell backward over the left side railing onto a bag of spilled wheat flour that cushioned her fall. She came to a few moments later surrounded by paramedics and a crowd of concerned coworkers. But the question on everyone’s mind, the haunting uncertainty that remains to be answered concerns the identity of the perpetrator; who’d done it? All nine of SCHMITZ’s coworkers were meticulously interrogated for any information regarding the identity, method, or motive of the assailant. After soliciting each witness’s statement, a few were removed from the suspect pool as they could verify that they were not on school property when SCHMITZ was attacked at 3:55 and could not have returned in time to commit the crime: secretary Sandy Longman, science teacher Tina O’Brien, math teacher Debbie Royer, and art teacher Amy Nottingham. The five left are those that were on campus or could have easily crept back to attack her: Andrew CHRISTOPHERSON, Beth HAUSO, Mark WOODSON, ROBERT GREGORY, and Candace KOSTIUK. The first on-site witness to be questioned is CHRISTOPHERSON, head of Grove High School. After school ended at 3 pm, he says he waited in his office for a parent to arrive, so he could meet with them and KOSTIUK from 3 to 3:45. The parent was supposed to come at 3 but showed up 15 minutes after; he noticed that KOSTIUK was anxious for the meeting to end at exactly 3:45, as she claimed to have to leave by then to get to a nephew’s concert on time. After the meeting ended at 3:45, CHRISTOPHERSON affirms he remained in his office working until 3:55—until being alerted to the attack on SCHMITZ
Cruzado 2 through GREGORY’s call. Upon arriving at the crime scene, he found GREGORY was already there and had called 911. HAUSO and WOODSON showed up after CHRISTOPHERSON. The second witness surely present at the time of the attack is secretary HAUSO. According to HAUSO, she worked at her desk in the front office from the time school ended at 3 pm until 3:25. She then went up and all around the high school building to lock the doors. While going around to lock SCHMITZ’s door, she unwittingly stepped in some mud and tracked it all over the stairs. Then at around 3:35, HAUSO went down the walkway out into the parking lot with her pet dog Maisie. Nearing her car, she ran into WOODSON unloading many heavy sacks of flour from his truck to cart to the kitchen and after a brief friendly exchange drove away. Realizing she’d forgotten Maisie’s leash back at the front office while driving out of the parking lot, HAUSO went back for it. Walking up the walkway she had to dodge some construction blocking the path; by then it was already close to 3:55 pm. All of a sudden, HAUSO recounts hearing a

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