On Tuesday, April 8, Mr. Saunders fell victim to the sonar calls of a mysterious, lost beeping noise during first period. While Saunders and his sophomore class were quietly working on their Taxonomy projects for Biology, Mr. Biemert waltzed in, without Saunders’ notice, and sat down smiling in his office. Saunders eventually took notice of this and talked to Biemert, who was wearing a mischievous smile. What they said was a mystery, but as soon as Biemert walked out of the room, the sonar beeping began. At first, Saunders thought it was a failed alarm that he had forgotten about and began to rifle through his desk to find the phone. When that didn’t work, he interrogated the students until he decided that would yield nothing. So class resumed as normal for the next five minutes until the the sonar like beeping began again. Saunders froze while the class laughed and Mr. Ogard walked in while the alarm was going off. Saunders sought reassurance from Ogard and said, “I’m not going crazy right?” Ogard smiled and said , “I don’t hear anything. I don’t know what you’re talking about.” After that Saunders began to show signs of losing his mind. This was further emphasized by the fact the he went a biking trip the previous day and fell, landing on his face. This left him with two large cuts across his face and a few bruises, which led to a few students playfully speculating that Saunders had a minor concussion.
Saunders then happened to walk directly under what he thought to be the source of the beeping in the ceiling. Some students had already speculated this, this, however confirmed it. Therefore, Saunders evicted Ryan Olson (10) from his desk in order to stand on it and rip open a few ceiling tiles to search for the “beeping” device. This yielded nothing but hilarity and a very frustrated teacher. Saunders then went out to get reinforcements to search for the device by grabbing, Mrs. Cherry, Mr. Biemert, and Mr. Hofland to help search for the device.
For the remainder of the class period, students had to maneuver around the teachers as they searched and dug into the ceiling tiles, which, still yielded nothing. They decided to search a little further during the following lunch period, so Saunders could regain what sanity he had at the beginning of this event. Again this yielded nothing and for the remainder of the week, the sonar beeping continued to drive Saunders crazy. The NLA staff does have it down to a specific time which it goes off every morning which is 8:00-8:30 every Tuesday and Thursday. They do not yet know what device it is that is going off, but many think its a phone. If it is a phone, the question we should be asking is…
“How did it get there?”