"As you can see here kids, I get rid of the square root sign by squaring both sides, and I am left with the equation of a circle."
The bell rang.
"Don't forget to do your homework tonight, and Brandon, don't skip tutorial again or else you might get suspended."
Class was over and lunch has begun. I went to my desk and began eating the lunch I prepared. Then, I heard a knock on the door. I turned around in my seat to see a man who looked like a detective. I put my sandwich down and stood up to greet the man.
"Hello, who are you?"
He looked around the room, as if he was analyzing it.
"That's not important right now. Audrey Smith, a student of yours, is dead, did you know that?"
"Audrey Smith, yes her mother called me a couple of days ago to tell me the sad news. Are you investigating her death."
I felt a thin layer of sweat building upon my forehead as the man took a couple steps toward me.
"Yes, I'm trying to exercise all options here. You were her first period teacher right, her home room?"
"Yes, that's right."
"Did you have any connection with Audrey, outside of school?"
Yes. "No, not at all."
"Did Audrey ever come here after school for anything not related to school work?"
"Yes, sometimes she would come here for advice for her college career." Not for that reason at all.
"Really, Mr. Kerr, what was she planning on doing?"
"Teaching chemistry, that's what she told me."
"Hmm, I see." He turned to walk away, then stopped and turned around. "Do you know what MAGIC is?"
"Yes, it's a card game some of the students play. The object is to summon monsters to destroy your opponent."
"Do you play?"
"I see, interesting Mr. Kerr. Well, I'll keep in touch. But, before I leave have you noticed anything suspicious going on lately?"
No, not really. "Yeah, Brandon, one of my students, wasn't here the day that Audrey was murdered." No he wasn't. "Anything else I can help you with?"
"No, that's all Mr. Kerr."
And at this he turned and left. I was so greatful, for a moment I thought he knew about the affair.