Todd Sloan and Noelle Trocoderro hurried down the hall to Mr. Merlin's classroom.
They had been helping their principal, Mrs. Jenkins, put cans of food in a box for a family whose house had burned down.
Mrs. Jenkins told them they didn't need tardy slips.
She said she would call Mr. Merlin over the public-address system to tell him they were on their way.
That made Todd feel important.
Just then JoAnn Dickens passed them in the hall.
She didn't say anything.That's strange,
Todd thought. JoAnn was always friendly. He wondered what was wrong.
JoAnn was the new girl...