Last Wednesday afternoon’s herbology class was cancelled with little warning when the Deputy Headmistress O’Keeffe called everyone to an impromptu meeting in the Great Hall. What happened, from the best that this reporter could gather is that students had gone missing with no sign of them. There was a sense of urgency as search parties were formed by older students and teachers alike. From there, very little is known what happened in the woods.
However, the Deputy Headmistress did her best, on Thursday, to fill in the gaps of the students who were left behind. Here is what happened. Five students left the castle at dusk, which in and of itself is dangerous. When the search parties left the castle they went through the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade searching for these unknown students. The students were found under the attack of wolves. One student was injured with non-life threatening injuries.
Now, it is common knowledge that wolves do not exist in England. So this leaves a bit of a mystery as to what attacked the students in the forest. It could have been a pack of animagus witches and wizards in the form of wolves. It could have been just a prank. Or it could have been a werewolf. I hope that it was the first or the second.
No matter what, perhaps it is best that we, as students, even with the precautions that the professors and staff has put into place for our safety, should start travelling together whenever we go outside. Start practising our defensive skills (again). And most importantly, report to a professor or staff member if you see anything suspicious outside.