We had a mess and the principal made an announcement that she was coming to the lunch area. We all grabbed latex gloves and picked food from the floor and it was clean.
A girl said, “The principal is coming!” so we raced to our seats and we acted like nothing happened. The principal said, “How quiet you are.”
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