March 12th, 2025.
Every parent has known sending their child to Hogwarts has never been wholly danger free, locking a few hundred pent up teenagers into one caste with magic will always produce trouble. Thankfully the likes of the second wizarding war have yet to be seen again but in recent years there have been a resurgence of more problematic incidents that the school has tried in vain to cover up. It is oddly refreshing to see the former Senior Minister for the Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes, Aoife O’Keeffe, refusing to do the same. Indeed she has been very open in admitting that three students in as many months have been attacked by an apparent werewolf, reassuring the students and staff that none of them have been inflicted with Lycanthropy – unlike almost three years ago when Judy Dorchester took over the school.
The Ministry of Magic were lauded as on Sunday they took direct action in response to Professor Oreyn Fox and Professor O’Keeffe’s requests for assistance, sending former staff member, and senior Ministry Member for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures – Beast Division – Lucifer Gillespie to assist. The reassurance felt within the school was apparently palpable, especially following two attacks exterior to the school in Hogsmeade during the full moon at the beginning of January and March. Such incidences are rare but not wholly unheard of but the alarming frequency is something that appears is being taken as a serious threat. Aurors are rumoured to be being dispatched to Hogsmeade and other major wizarding hamlets during the full moon with Hogsmeade gaining extra protection and whispers of Minister Fischer discussing the enforcement of a curfew.
It is with a mounting hope that the people of Hogsmeade and the students at staff of Hogwarts are placing their trust in the Ministry during these dark times, with parents at home keeping all things crossed that no further children come home permanently scarred.
Veela Trial Begins
On March 2nd the trial of Hestarina Shippe began following the December attack at Gringotts. The trial has faced multiple delays following protests and lodged complaints from the group, self titled, ‘Veela Against Calming Draughts’. It is expected to last two weeks.
-Saffron Foxclaw, Current Events