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Charleston Middle School holds 'Middle School Mystery Night'

CMS Mystery Night led families on a hunt for clues to determine who kidnapped "Billy Blue," the Charleston school mascot. (Source: B.J. Babb, parent liaison) CMS Mystery Night led families on a hunt for clues to determine who kidnapped "Billy Blue," the Charleston school mascot. (Source: B.J. Babb, parent liaison)
Left: Stephanie Grimes introduces the Mystery Night suspects; Center: Dan DeField flees the scene of the crime; Right: Billy Blue made it out unharmed! (Source: B.J. Babb, parent liaison) Left: Stephanie Grimes introduces the Mystery Night suspects; Center: Dan DeField flees the scene of the crime; Right: Billy Blue made it out unharmed! (Source: B.J. Babb, parent liaison)
CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) -

Who kidnapped Billy Blue, the Charleston Blue Jays mascot? This case led families to search the Charleston Middle School building, looking for clues to determine the guilty suspect, the tool they used, and which area Billy was held in.

"Middle School Mystery Night" was held on Tuesday, October 21 at Charleston Middle School, for grades sixth to eighth and their families. It was a product of CMS Parent Involvement and B.J. Babb, Parent Liaison.

Stephanie Grimes, CMS Special Education teacher, led an opening assembly, revealing that evidence cards were hidden around the school building.

Six different activities, including "Library Lookup," "Evidence Room," and "Dark Band Room," required families to think, use reading skills, and work together as a team.

During a closing assembly, Grimes revealed the culprit. It was "The Science Teacher" in the CMS Gym with the Jump Rope. This led to a staged police chase, with CMS eighth grade science teacher Dan DeField running from Resource Officer Brenda Bickford.

In a triumphant finale, Billy Blue arrived in person and caught DeField!

Near the end of the event, pizza was served in the commons.

The school would like to thank the following individuals for their time and contributions: Summer Babb, Stephanie Grimes, Dan DeField, Officer Brenda Bickford, OPAA! Food Service, CMS Faculty, CHS student helpers, and Billy Blue.

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