“Mrs. Peavy, don’t go into your room! “
“What? Why not?”
“HORNETS!” replied Ronnie. ‘Hundreds of ’em! All over!”
Ronnie was a known prankster, but he seemed genuinely upset.
Mrs. Peavy gathered her class and sent them to the gym. Then she contacted the janitor, who came with his hands full of various anti-hornet sprays.
He was the school hero for several days, especially to Mrs. Peavy. One sting could have sent her into shock, could even have killed her.
The hive was knocked down overnight, and everything settled back into its normal, boring routine.