Posted: October 3, 2016
During third period, a student’s voice cracked while answering an open question on ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. In the middle of his sentence, he paused, and then continued on after realizing no one batted an eyelash.
“I’m not really concerned,” he reports. “I don’t think it was that bad. I mean, it wasn’t super loud or anything. It was just a little hiccup. I barely even noticed it.”
So I could get the full story, I asked some of his classmates about the incident.
“Oh, it was horrifying. I thought someone just stepped on a cat or something,” reported one classmate. “Yeah, like if you can picture a trumpet, just with all of the things that make a trumpet good taken away, that was it,” a nearby peer chimed in.
“He’d be a good kid if his voice cracks didn’t sound like a car starting up and then miserably failing in the dead cold of January,” says the teacher instructing at the time of the incident.
According to Mrs. Ryder, the administration plans to bring him in for a meeting to deal with his painful and insufferable voice sometime soon.