The Revenge!

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: August 16, 2018

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The Revenge!

The cellar was damp, dark, and cold where Ms Claudine Persin’s lifeless body lay. She was the head of health and social care and childcare, she hadn’t completed a full school term at the Essex County Academy. During that short period of time she had made many enemies with both staff and students. So she had it coming!
As life at the Essex County Academy carried on as normal nobody knew where Ms Persin was or even cared. As four friends who were also health and social care Level 2 students Georgina, Latisha, Zackary, and Zara were victims of Ms Persin’s outrageous and abusive behaviour. She had told Georgina that she wasn’t accepting her onto the health and social care Level 3 course next year and had advised her to go to college instead. Latisha and Zara were told by Ms Persin that they both needed anger management and mental health help, and she had told Zackary that he stank and needed to put on some deodorant. They weren’t the only victims as the rest of their classmates had to been abused by her. As well as her health and social care Level 3 students, and childcare students. Including Miss Jolene Mackintosh, Mrs Annabelle Hake, and Mrs Samira Shalim who were her colleagues in the health and social care and childcare department.
It wasn’t long until Ms Persin’s body had been discovered by the caretakers one early morning before the school opened. They quickly informed Mrs Bernadette Benison the headmistress of the Essex County Academy. She then at morning briefing informed the rest of the staff of the shocking discovery of Ms Persin’s body in the school cellar. The other members of staff remained silent as they left the staffroom and went to see their form groups and began to carry out their duties for the rest of the day with that information on their minds.
Mrs Benison walked back into her office, on her back she knocked on Andrew Davies, her PA’s office door.
“Andy I need you to call the police and explain to them what has happened” Mrs Benison asked.
“Of course Mrs B!” said Andrew with a smile.
She thanked him and walked back to her office and the slammed the door behind her; she took some deep breaths and slowly sat down at her desk. Then all of a sudden there was a knock at her office door.
“Come in!” Mrs Benison called.
“I’ve just got off the phone from the old bill they’re sending some officers to the school” Andrew informed her.
“Thanks very much Andy” Mrs Benison replied and with that Andrew left closing the door behind him.
She lay back in her chair feeling extremely nervous.
“Oh my giddy aunt why didn’t I get Jolene and Samira to power share the head of department role instead of employing Claudine for the job!” she thought.
But there was no point in regretting the decision she had made, the old bill were on their way to the school and she had to prepare herself for anything.
Meanwhile in his office Andrew Davies was feeling quite relived.
“Thank god! Ding! Dong! The bitch is dead!” he sang to himself.
“I did tell Mrs B to let Jolene and Samira to power share the head of department role! But not! Let’s employ the evil bitch anyway!” he muttered.
There then came the ringing sound from his office phone, he picked it up and answered it. It was one of the receptionists at the main reception who informed him that the police officers had arrived. He graciously thanked them and put the phone down. He quickly buzzed through to Mrs Benison and passed on the message he had received from the receptionist at the main reception. Mrs Benison dashed out of her office and went down to the reception immediately.
“Good morning, I’m Bernie Benison the headmistress of the Essex County Academy” she said as she introduced herself to the officers.
“I’m DI Dan Thornington and this is my colleague DI Jan Greystone from Essex Police station” said the police officer.
“Is the meeting room open?” Mrs Benison asked.
The receptionist nodded in response and went and opened up the room.
“Please do come through” said Mrs Benison as she ushered the police officers into the room. They sat down and faced each other, Mrs Benison asked the officers if they would like a drink which both officers declined as they weren’t going to be there for very long.
“ You do know Mrs Benison, we are treating this incident as a murder investigation!” explained DI Thornington.
 Mrs Benison remained silent.
“Tell me, how long did Ms Persin work here for?” asked DI Greystone.
“She started in September this year” responded the headmistress.
“I see!” said DI Greystone quickly making a note of it in her little black notebook.
“What did she teach?” DI Thornington enquired.
“Childcare Level 2 and 3 health and social care, Geography, and Psychology I believe!” Mrs Benison answered.
“Okay then, if you don’t mind we would like to interview the students she taught and the staff if possible? As we’d like to have an idea of who did and didn’t get on with Ms Persin” DI Greystone suggested.
Mrs Benison was very fond of DI Greystone’s suggestion.
“I don’t think that’s a good idea!” said Mrs Benison.
“We’re here to do our job Mrs Benison so we can catch the culprit before they strike again! Also we’re doing this for the safety of your staff, pupils, and the school” DI Thornington said firmly.
“Alright then fine!”  Mrs Benison agreed.
“Thanks for your cooperation we’ll be in touch” said DI Greystone.
The officers made their leave and left the school premises.
“Oh great that’s all I need!” Benison thought to herself as she made her way back to her office.
Andrew came into her office.
“Hey Mrs B, how did it go with the old bill?” he questioned.
“I don’t really want to talk about it!” said Mrs Benison trying to avoid the subject.
“How about I make you a nice cup of coffee and I’ll try and nab some cake from the staffroom?” her PA suggested.
“Thanks Andy, you’re an angel!” Mrs Benison replied.
“I know!” grinned her PA cheekily.
As Andrew went off to make Mrs Benison’s coffee. Mrs Benison went into her office and sat down at her desk, she checked her diary there wasn’t very much happening she was teaching English and Media Studies after lunch but that was about it. Andrew soon arrived back with his employer’s coffee and a slice of red velvet cake.
“Cheers Andy” she said.
“Enjoy!” Andrew smiled as he left her office. He peered down at his watch it stated 10:45am, break time was starting in ten minutes. He decided to go and check his pigeon hole before settling down to his break. He went into the staffroom and checked his pigeon hole. It only had the weekly staff newsletter. So with that he left the staffroom and went back into his office.
“I need to know what went on with Mrs B and those officers as I’m her assistant and have a right to know!” he thought to himself.
So with that he headed to Mrs Benison office and knocked on her door.
“Whoever it is please go away and leave me alone!” shrieked Mrs Benison.
“It’s only me, Andy!” her PA replied.
She opened the door and Andrew went inside and the shut the door.
“Are you alright Mrs B?” Andrew questioned.
“No! I’m not bloody alright!” she responded.
She began explaining to Andrew about the meeting she had with the police officers over an hour ago.
“So what’s the problem? It’s their job! We have no choice!” Andrew said.
“The school’s reputation as well as mine will be tarnished! Whoever did murder Claudine, it could be anyone in the school!” shouted Mrs Benison.
“Mrs B! Why stress we ensure that all staff and students are interviewed in a respectable manner and that we have to cooperate with police’s enquiries” said Andrew calmly.
“Yeah you’re absolutely right!” Mrs Benison agreed.
She then decided to tell the staff that the police would be interviewing them along with students who Ms Persin taught whilst at the school.
After five long weeks of police interviews regarding the day Ms Persin was last seen alive at the school. Mrs Benison was so relieved as it had been a stressful time for her, the staff, as well as Ms Persin’s students.
She really wanted to get the investigation moving and wanted to help the police as much as could. All of a sudden an idea popped into her head. She would check up on the classrooms, the staff as well as the students and the items in the classrooms too. She felt like Miss Jane Marple as she loved detective books and TV shows. It was settled she told Andrew to inform all the staff about her class inspections. After a fortnight of class inspections she had discovered in one of the health and social care that a computer screen was missing and it hadn’t been reported since Ms Persin was last seen at the school.
Also she thought to look for clues in the health and social care and child care office. She decided to ask Mrs Hake to assist her. While looking in the office under the computer desk at the far back was a card. She quickly reached out and grabbed it. It was Ms Persin’s ID pass to get in and out of the school. As well as this she knew that Ms Persin cycled to work and knew it was kept in one of the PE changing rooms and went to check to see if it was still there, and shockingly Ms Persin’s bike was still in the small changing room that was locked.
It was now starting to become clear to Mrs Benison and had a suspicion that a member of staff or a sixth former was possibly behind the murder. So without any hesitation she contacted Essex Police station and told DI Thornington her suspicions and what she had discovered.
The next day dawned and Latisha couldn’t believe what was happening as she had continuous nightmares regarding the last day of Ms Persin had been alive. She couldn’t tell her boyfriend Zackary or her friends Georgina and Zara. She had been honest in her interview with the police. She remembered hearing loud arguing and some fighting and finally a hard smack and then silence. She had peered through the small gap of the door and saw three people with their backs to her along with Ms Persin’s lifeless body. Just like Mrs Benison she was scared stiff.
Latisha had to remain strong and expose these people without getting caught. She had a feeling of who the people could have been and decided to put her suspicions to the test.
That same day Latisha stayed after school and was in the Private Study Area. All of a sudden she noticed Miss Mackintosh, Mrs Hake, and Mrs Shalim going to one of the sixth form classrooms. Latisha quickly crept her way out of the Private Study Area and put her ear up against the door and could hear the full conversation that was going on and put her mobile phone on record.
“Oh my god! What the hell are we going to do?” Mrs Shalim asked.
“Oh chillax Samira, it’s going to be fine!” said Miss Mackintosh coolly.
“We were doing a duty to the students protecting them from her” Mrs Hake explained.
“Well at the end of the day how were we going to settle it professionally as Mrs Benison would of never of listened!” said Miss Mackintosh.
“Possibly!” said Mrs Shalim.
“Well at the end of the day I’m glad I killed the evil bitch!” said Miss Mackintosh full of pride.
Latisha couldn’t believe what she had just heard and made a run to Mrs Benison’s office hoping that she was still there.
Latisha banged on her office door.
“Come in!” called Mrs Benison.
Latisha entered the room.
“Miss, I k now who the killer is!” said Latisha who was shaking like a leaf.
“Calm down Latisha, its ok!” said Mrs Benison.
Latisha took some long deep breaths and explained to the headmistress about what had happened on the last day Ms Persin was alive, she handed the headmistress the recording she had made to listen to it. With this evidence Miss Mackintosh, Mrs Hake, and Mrs Shalim were sacked and arrested for murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Even though they went the wrong way with their revenge. It could have been handled in a much better professional approach.


 


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