Horrific Incident of Roswell North Elementary
Ding! Ding! As the bell rings and I step into class, suddenly I feel my heartbeat drop in a split second, my eyes close, and I fall to the floor. Before I knew it, I was sitting up in the nurse’s office. What I didn’t know, is that a kid was quietly sitting next to me- but I couldn’t quite figure out who he was. Honestly, everything was all just a blur. The next thing I knew, the principal came in. I knew something horrific was going to happen. My brain tingled hearing the nurse’s conversation with the boy.
Finally, I could make out what she was saying and I learned the boy’s name was Matthew. Right then I said to myself, “Why Matthew?”. I knew somebody put him up to this chaotic mess. Then a name came to mind: Paul Jones. That boy was a troublemaker and fighter. Whatever you do, don’t call him a nice, kind-hearted kid because he is far from that…trust me.
The nurse sent me into the hallway with an ice pack for underneath my eye because it was black and swollen. My body trembled. I wanted to know what was happening.
Matthew stepped out of the hall and went into the principal’s office which was right across the hall from the bench I was sitting on. The principal’s voice went from low to a high pitched scream. After that talk, Matthew was suspended for two weeks. Unbeknownst to me, I found out that when my heartbeat dropped and my eyes were closed, Paul Jones told Matthew to punch me in the face, which made me fall to the floor. I ended up with a concussion. I noticed that Paul was also suspended for one week for persuading Matthew to punch me. What did I ever do to him, and what would possess these boys to say and do what they did?
When the boys came back to school they both apologized to me. Paul said, “It was extremely wrong for me to even think about hurting you, Alexandra.” Matthew’s response was, “I don’t even know why I did that. I promise I will never hurt you again. It’s like that saying, ‘if your friend jumped off a bridge would you do it too?’’’ From that day on the boys never bothered me, in fact they got nicer, especially Paul.
Here we stand, in a massive castle, where the doors look like they have spikes coming out, along with beautiful, enchanted artwork.The best thing about the Heinz chapel is that it has a lot of history that you can learn about. I am only outside viewing this marvelous artwork. The tinted stained glass windows are breathtaking. From where the priest stands it seems as if it is an ancient object. The wood carvings in the benches are made from the oak tree and the carvings in the wood stand for faith, hope, justice, and wisdom. That’s where you pray for your will. I truly think this is where a lot of people go because it’s their happy place.
The musical sound of the organ makes me smile from ear to ear and even makes my brain tingle. Actually, the phrase “pull out all the stops” comes from the organ.
History is strong here because their isn’t just angels and things that relate to Christ; there’s people like Benjamin Franklin and Abigail Adams, too. They put those people in the windows also because they changed the world. For example, you might hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech, which is “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal’”. You really get a feel of what it was like in 1938. That’s when the chapel was built. It is 77 years old. I guessed it was 150 years old before I knew when it was made. Even the “Mona Lisa” was represented there. The people found on the chapel windows have made awesome accomplishments in life. It took over 250,000 pieces of glass to build the windows. There’s three windows in the back that stand for literature. The one on the right stands for the quest for the Holy Grail.
Under the word “tolerance” you become inspired because the windows show Abraham Lincoln freeing the slaves. They also have a musician window and Bach is found on the left side. The blue in the windows means all different things, such as faith, and is found in the very first window you see when you and your family walk in. The whole building is made out of Indiana Limestone. They took 4 years to hand chisel everything. From the floor to the ceiling it is 90 feet tall. The building has 4,272 pipes in the walls and other places.
In the staircases you walk up there are paintings. The colors they used were orange, red, purple, white, yellow, green, and blue. The railings are black and sophisticated . It’s wonderful that they have so many poems that you can live life by. The spotlights from up above make you feel like a movie star. The metal found around the lights is magnificent.
Well, that was my experience. What do you think yours will be like?