26th February 1999 at 00:00
I was on duty in our playground which is surrounded on all four sides by classrooms. A ball hit a window and glass scattered inside and out. I lined up the bigger children to keep the smaller ones away from the fragments and sent another child to the office to report the incident. Our secretary asked which window was broken, and the child replied: "The one with the hole in it."

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