HOGWARTS—A student’s spell exploded Friday, seven days before the Halloween feast, and destroyed a classroom. Sources say the famous wizarding school might be closed forever.
John the Ghost witnessed the explosion: “The whole potions class exploded! There were pig feathers everywhere. Ron was finishing an experiment for a quiz, and kaboom!” he said.
According to Headmaster Albus Dumbledore, nobody was hurt or killed. There were 36 students in class at the time, led by Professor Severus Snape.
Classes are cancelled for at least a year while Snape’s classroom is being repaired. A spokesman for Renalde Repair Company said Hogwarts might be in for many repairs or “might be closed forever.”
Ron Weasley, covered in ashes, told reporters he was still shaken up by the incident.
“I was just doing a potions quiz, and as usual just added stuff in and hoped it wouldn’t blow up. But it ended up as a colossal problem,” he said.
This is not the first time a student has burned or exploded a classroom, Dumbledore told reporters. “Once it happened in February, when the classroom was burned to the bone. In March 16 desks were in flame. In April the walls were dented beyond repair. But this time,” he said, eyeing Weasley grimly, “it’s colossal.”