The suicide of one student and subsequent disappearances of several other students in the area have caused the local authorities to release this report in hopes that someone will come forward with information concerning the whereabouts of the missing persons.
Names of some of those involved have been censored for safety purposes.
OFFICIAL POLICE REPORT: ****/********* County Police Departments
DECEMBER 18th 2011
OFFICER ROBERT E**********
Briefing: Students at ********* High School have filed several anonymous complaints against their fellow student, Alec *****. While some of these complaints were seemingly meaningless pranks or minor issues, the majority of the students who submitted complaints stated that they feared for their own safety or were certain that Alec had participated in illegal activity on school property. Alec was confronted by school authorities after the amount of complaints reached an alarming number. However, there was nothing overtly intimidating or suspicious about Alec or his behavior, and after a cursory investigation into the student’s personal life, the case was dropped. The complaints continued after the investigation, and so I was transferred to ********* High School to watch Alec discretely and record any behavior that may seem abhorrent or dangerous, at the request of the local school board.
I have just met with the current security staff at the high school, and they all assure me that this is a waste of time. Officer ******, who led the initial investigation, even tells me that the kid is a straight A student, that he’s never even had so much as a detention. I was skeptical, having read some of the complaints this kid sounds like a real creep. Today was my meeting with the sec. team, my own investigation doesn’t actually start until tomorrow, so I guess I’ll find out then for myself.
I saw Alec for the first time today, and it looks like ****** might have been right. He was surprisingly well groomed compared to most of the other students, and listening in on some of his conversations he even seemed to be very well mannered.
Note though that these conversations were primarily with his teachers; the other students seemed to be avoiding contact with him. No suspicious behavior to report, the only thing I found odd was that he ate lunch alone.
-Side Note: Today is the last day of classes before Winter Break, so there will be a break from now until classes resume on January 2nd.
Classes resume today. Alec began his day like a normal student, nothing strange to report. The other students still seem to be avoiding him, however, with the exception of one girl. I can only guess that this might be his girlfriend, and attendance records show that there was a Kate ***** absent the first day of my investigation. This was the only female student absent that day, so I can only assume that this is her. I’ll have to watch her closely in addition to Alec, just to be sure.
Nothing to report, Alec has been behaving like any other student, aside from being somewhat of a loner. Kate is the only one with extended interaction with Alec, but she seems to be well liked by most of the other students.
-(There is no significant information recorded between Jan. 3rd and Jan. 6th)-
After several days of consistently normal behavior, I began watching Alec from the security station monitors instead of the halls. There are plenty of cameras, and it allows me to be more discrete.
As expected, Alec’s behavior is still seemingly normal. I would call off the investigation if it weren’t for the fact that there are still complaints coming from students.
Today there was one thing that actually seemed strange. Alec had been behaving normally all day, but at approximately 12:08 AM, during the second lunch period, he was acting very strange. He wasn’t in the commons with the other students. It looked like he must have been coming late from a class and on his way to lunch when he suddenly stopped in the hallway. He looked around for a moment, I suspect to see if there were any students or faculty nearby, and then proceeded to hold a conversation with either himself or someone I could not see on the monitor. He was well within the screen, so unless he was talking to someone much further down the hallway it looks kind of like he was speaking to someone who wasn’t there. Kate was waiting for him the entire lunch period. It was only that once lunch was over and students began to fill the hallways that he stopped speaking to himself, if in fact that was all he was doing.
Alec was not at school today, nothing to report.
This is the second day in a row he’s been absent. I was informed this morning by the security chief that his absences were not called in by his parents, and therefore not excused. If this continues I’ll have to check by his home tomorrow.
Just as I suspected, Alec isn’t here again. I drove by his home; there were two cars in the driveway, neither of which matched the description of Alec’s vehicle. I assume these belong to his parents. I attempted to contact his parents by phone, but upon receiving not even so much as an answering machine, I decided to knock directly on the door. This proved useless, as there was again, no answer. This concerned me. Alec is obviously not on the premises, but neither are his parents. I returned to the school with nothing more to report.
Alec returned to school today, and so I decided to watch him closer after yesterday’s events. The other security staff confronted him about his absences and gave him a talk about the dangers of truancy, but he was essentially let off of the hook because this was his first offense. He was after all, a straight A student.
He did it again. I caught him talking to himself in the hallway during 7th period. I don’t think he was intentionally skipping class, it looked as though whatever he was talking about was important, and to be honest I don’t think he knew he was talking to himself; I think he honestly thinks there’s someone there.
I waited around the corner and tried to listen to him. The conversation gave me a bad feeling, he kept saying things like “I can’t do it yet, I need more time”, or “It’ll be finished by the end of the month”. As the conversation went on he seemed to become increasingly distressed. I can see now how some of the other students might feel threatened if they saw him doing this.
I’ll spend tomorrow with the student counselor and school nurse, I need to know whether or not Alec has a history of mental illness or was involved in any kind of traumatic event recently.
I’ve got one of the other security staff members watching him today; I’ve been with the counselor and nurse all day. The nurse couldn’t help at all; she says that she’s never been aware of any mental illness that Alec might have, and even after checking all the emergency contact files for the students Alec seems to be normal in terms of his psyche. The counselor assures me that he’s just a recluse, and that apparently he comes from a model family.
After talking to the staff I put in charge of watching Alec today, I’ve learned that he is still talking to his imaginary friend. Apparently this time though he was taking notes; the other officer said he had a notebook open and was writing the entire length of their “conversation”.
He said the notebook was blue; I might have to look into this tomorrow.
Today I watched for the notebook, and sure enough, he had a blue notebook with him nearly all day. He seemed awfully protective of it; he kept it with him every period but I didn’t see him open it once.
I never saw him stop to talk with anyone other than Kate, but there were times when he would be walking in the hall and look back over his shoulder, I suspect because he thought someone was following him. I don’t think he suspects me, so I’ll assume that maybe he’s seeing whatever he thinks he’s been talking to. He put the notebook in his locker before leaving school, so today as soon as I’ve made sure everyone is gone I’ll get his combination and take a look at it.
I’ve checked the notebook, and it seems to be a schedule of some kind. The first page was the only one that had been used. There were two columns, one with a list of thirteen names, and another of corresponding dates and times. After checking the notebook, I’ve found that the people listed on the first page are in fact students; most of them are classmates of Alec. I don’t know what the times could mean, though. I guess I can’t say for sure if this is really incriminating so I’ll just put the thing back and watch him closer tomorrow.
Alec isn’t here today, so I’m going to use this opportunity to speak with some of the student’s whose names were written in the notebook.
The first few students I asked about him didn’t say much. I just asked a few questions about their relationship to Alec, most of them said they didn’t really know him, but they said they thought he seemed strange. It turns out that most of these students had filed complaints against him; I only got this information out of them after letting them know about the notebook. They seemed surprised and showed worry that he had somehow found out.
-Side note: I have no idea how he could’ve found out who filed the complaints. The students claimed they did it anonymously and the school keeps them in a confidential record that only the principal, security staff, and the counselor have access to.
I asked the students why they filed complaints in the first place, and many of them gave me the same story. Apparently, a few months ago Alec had become involved in an after school club. There were only a few students in the club, and those that I interviewed couldn’t recall many details of the club or its members, other than it was called something along the lines of “Damned Literature” or something similar and the few members it did have were a group of “weird Goth kids” (as one student bluntly put it). That is, with the exception of Alec. I guess the kids took things a little overboard; when provoked or teased, some of the members would start reading aloud from the books they were reading, or chanting angrily. This behavior apparently climaxed when the members of the club vandalized the old school building adjacent to the current high school (the current school is only around 6 years old, the old building is actually still attached to the northeast wing of the new high school). They said that the building was splattered with buckets of pig’s blood (another account stated that it was goat blood), and then written on in a language no one in the town recognized, and strange symbols were drawn over or around the windows. After checking with school records, it would seem that the students involved were all expelled, with the exception of Alec, apparently. Security staff and the local police say he wasn’t with the other students when the crime occurred, but many of the students say that he had just escaped, and after the incident he had begun acting strange.
It seems the students fear Alec out of some kind of superstitious suspicions, but the fact that he took their names down shows that he may have malicious intent. I’ve decided to confiscate the notebook and have one of the security staff confront Alec tomorrow.
There’s a new name in the notebook; it’s Kate. How could someone have written a new name here when Alec wasn’t even at school today? It was in his locker the whole time. The date written next to her name is tomorrow. By the time I had gotten the notebook school had already been dismissed, I should have spoken with her earlier, but I missed my chance. I’ll make sure to talk to her tomorrow.
Alec isn’t here again today, and neither is Kate. I’ve tried contacting Alec’s parents, but there was no answer. It seems Kate’s parents filed a missing person report with the police early this morning, after she hadn’t come home last night. This is bad. We’ve notified the other students that Kate is missing, but we can’t assume that Alec is to blame, so it wasn’t revealed to them that he may be a suspect. I’ll stop by his home this afternoon and try to speak with one of his parents.
Alec’s not here. His parents’ vehicles seem to be on the premises but the house looks completely empty. No response when I knock on the door and they don’t pick up the phone. I can hear it ringing from inside the house, but it doesn’t seem that there is anyone there.
Considering that Kate’s disappearance coincides with the date in the notebook, the other thirteen students whose names were written were given escorts home by the school security staff, and notices were sent out to alert that Kate was missing. I also sent a memo to the police to look out for Alec, as he is our best bet if this turns out to be a kidnapping.
I’ve received terrible news; Kate’s body was found early this morning by a member of the custodial staff. She was found hung in the old school building, with a circle drawn on the floor beneath her in blood. Forensics showed that the blood wasn’t hers, and just to be safe we checked all the evidence for DNA matching Alec. There were no prints or traces of him on any of the evidence save for the blood circle on the floor. Turns out it was his blood, and there was quite a lot of it, so an alert has been sent out to all school faculty and the police to watch for any signs of Alec, and that he may be badly injured. The students are in a panic, and they realize Alec has been gone for this whole time, so suspicion amongst the student body is beginning to rise.
The school will be closed until further notice.
After further investigation we have found Alec’s body. He was found crammed into one of the lockers in the old school building, not far from where Kate’s body was discovered. His arms were covered in small cuts; the cause of death was most likely blood loss. He was holding a note that stated: “I didn’t want to do this, but I had to, if I didn’t do it my way things could have been much worse. I’m sorry; I didn’t honestly dislike any of you, and so I’ve set things up so that it’ll be quick after I’m gone.” We take this to be his suicide note, as the wounds seem to be self-inflicted. We’re not ruling out a homicide though, as the locker was also bashed in from the outside. This means that there may have been a third party involved who wanted to get to Alec for whatever reason.
The phrase “I didn’t honestly dislike any of you” raises some suspicion as to whether or not he’s referring to the other students written in the notebook. We’ve notified the public of Alec’s death, but his parents are still nowhere to be found. We’ve also issued warnings to the parents of the other students whose names were written in the notebook so they’ll be on the lookout for anything suspicious.
FEBRUARY 1ST DEBREIFING:
The school board was right to be worried, and I am only sorry that I couldn’t stop the events that have just transpired.
The other students whose names were written in the notebook have also gone missing over the past week, each disappearance coinciding with a date in the notebook. Our investigation has had no leads, and no new evidence has surfaced that may help us find the missing students. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of the following students, please come forward with your information to the police.
Credit To – Lowgan