Reporter's Notebook: Tyler Murphy

I simply acted like I was supposed to be there and wondered how far would I get.

My first stop was Norwich High School. I donít know any of the staff or students and was completely ignorant of the habits and inner workings of the school. I prepared myself to deal with the possibility of the staff being offended and angry by our test. Seeing how I was to take on the role of an individual attempting to violate school procedures either intentionally or unintentionally, I figured a hostile response would be warranted, if not deserved. I walked around to the side of the school and saw that all the doors were shut. No windows were open, either. I shook hands with four outer doors before giving up and walking to the front. I was buzzed in and directly in front of me was the main office with a woman staring at me. The person I came in with stepped up to the window and for a minute I considered my options. I decided just to simply walk down the hall. Not sneak or hurry, just walk as if I was supposed to be there. I walked maybe 20 feet and saw a student. I decided to ask where the cafeteria was, but almost as quickly as the question started to leave my mouth, a teacher who was near came over and directed me back to the office, where my absence had been noticed and seemed to irritate the office personnel. I spoke to the principal, Tom Knapp, after revealing my true intent.

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