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Is Morton East high school really haunted? 

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Staff and students claim Morton East high school to be haunted based on stories and experiences.

J Sterling Morton East high school was first founded in 1894, in Cicero Illinois. It has been the home of the Mustangs ever since with more than 100 graduating Classes. Both Staff and students have reported strange paranormal activity along with horrific incidents happening in the old building. One of the stories that stand out the most is the story of a high school boy drowning in the old pool that is now supervisory room 115. The teenage boy, Richard L.Jagmin actually drowned in the pool in the new building that was opened in 1968, the year before. He was found dead in the 12ft section of the pool at 10:45 am in November of 1969. There are also stories and experiences that security has encountered while on their night shifts. They claim to hear noises coming from lockers or toilets flushing on their own. Many of the experiences occur around the auditorium; it is said to be haunted by an old theater teacher who died years ago before opening night of a production he was producing. With how old the school is it is hard not to believe these incidents or the possibility of there being something more than the living hanging around the building to be true.  22 out of 35 Morton students believe the school is haunted.
Principal Mr. Gamboa confirmed the death of a boy who drowned at Morton East.

“People say that the old pool is haunted. It was before the 1960s — before all the new additions to the building,” Principal Mr. Gamboa said.

Principal Mr.Gamboa wasn’t the only to confirm the drowning of a boy. Mary Ellen Jenicek, a retired librarian and Morton East alumni in charge of archives, also confirmed the drowning of the boy.

“A boy drowned in the new pool in the fall of 1968. No one knows why he went back in after his class. The wrong parents were notified because the two boys clothing were found in the lockers,” Mary Ellen Jenicek said.

Richard L. Jagmin was 15 years old, a sophomore in high school. The school accidentally notified the parents of another sophomore named Ronald Koran. The Koran family were sent to McNeal Hospital in Berwyn where they were told their son was dead. The heartbroken parents were unable to see or identify the body, so it wasn’t till 2:30 pm that Mrs. Jagmin identified her son at the morgue. His father Anton Jagmin was shocked upon discovering his son’s death. He described his son as being a good scuba diver and swimmer to the Chicago Tribune.

“He was a good swimmer, a scuba diver; he was 6 feet 2 inches tall and physically fit,” his father said.

The fact that he was a good swimmer and was found dead in a pool shocked his father. Mrs. Lorraine a librarian at Morton East said that she saw something odd in the annex connecting both buildings.

“When I was leaving school, I had seen someone walking across the annex that is connected to the gym Security always locks the doors. I didn’t expect anyone to be walking through there, but I had seen something that resembled a person,” Librarian Mrs. Lorraine said.

Could it be that what Mrs. Lorraine saw was the spirit of Richard Jagmin that still roams the halls today?

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126 Responses to “Is Morton East high school really haunted? ”

  1. Jose on October 31st, 2018 9:21 am

    Very bad grammar, it’s hard to believe though, older people have bad memory.

  2. Mr. Brown on October 31st, 2018 9:23 am

    Sometimes when I’m teaching in room 223, I hear footsteps above my ceiling. Students have hypothesized that this could be students walking around in room 323, but who knows?

  3. Jovanni Hernandez on October 31st, 2018 9:23 am

    that is really crazy I didn’t know two kids died in this school.

  4. Brenda Matlala on October 31st, 2018 9:23 am

    I think that it is actually haunted but I haven’t seen or heard anything. There have been many different stories.

  5. Edwin Limon on October 31st, 2018 9:24 am

    I don’t think this place is haunted because nothing has happen that makes me want to believe it.

  6. armando on October 31st, 2018 9:24 am

    my comment is i’m tired, and why do so many people die here, like if you cant swim don’t go for a swim, and Freddy

  7. Luis on October 31st, 2018 9:24 am

    This school could be haunted but i haven’t saw or heard anything strange.

  8. Jose lechuga on October 31st, 2018 9:24 am

    i watch ghost adventure so maybe its true

  9. Julissa Mendoza on October 31st, 2018 9:25 am

    One time I went into the bathroom, their was no one expect me I felt like someone came in so I didn’t think nothing it’s the bathroom of course people come in, once I came out no sign of anyone, it freaked me out cause I felt someone coming in but no signs.

  10. Carla Betancourt on October 31st, 2018 9:25 am

    I’ve never witnessed a ghost or was feared at school because of a spirit. I only would hear footsteps in my room at my old house when I’d be downstairs. And would hear footsteps in mexico too.

  11. Aldo Gomez on October 31st, 2018 9:26 am

    I’m not sure if I believe in ghosts. but this is interesting to read and learn about.

  12. Angel Balderrama on October 31st, 2018 9:26 am

    I don’t really believe in ghost so I don’t have a story. Im sure there are explanations or mind trickery that can explain every situation

  13. Stephanie Grijalva on October 31st, 2018 9:26 am

    I do believe in ghost. When I younger I mad may ghost stories. I do believe that a ghost a be roaming the hallways today, but did they really see them. It could just people playing tricks, or i could be wrong, Many people calm to see these ghost, but i wont really believe until i see one. I do believe that the pool can be haunted because i do hear thing in the locker room or when i go swim i feeling that not to swim in the deep slide but i don’t know it just me or the ghost.

  14. Joshua Colón on October 31st, 2018 9:27 am

    I don’t believe in ghosts. so I really don’t believe that a ghost roams the school.

  15. Brandon Hammond1 on October 31st, 2018 9:33 am

    I agree I think morton east is haunted because there has been times that doors just opened on their own and there is no air flow anywhere around it, also because the doors are heavy and hard to open on their own so a ghost is the only explanation.

    But I wonder if there is and footage of the doors opening and closing on there own?

  16. Cesar Martinez on October 31st, 2018 9:33 am

    Lots of the doors here at Morton East tend to open on their own, they start to creek in a creepy way. There are many parts of the hallway were the lights really dim, and they tend to turn on and off automatically. I heard that after hours its pretty creepy being in the building because you can be walking down the hallway and out of nowhere you hear random lockers creeking too.

  17. alex on October 31st, 2018 9:39 am

    this place is really not haunted at all you guys are very gullible…

  18. Jesus Cabral on October 31st, 2018 9:39 am

    i personally don’t think that the school is haunted. the boy who passed away in the pool because he drowned was an accident that could have happened to anyone. if there is no physical evidence of a ghost roaming through the annex then it never happened. while the death of Richard L. Jagmin happened in Morton. this does not signify that there is a ghost roaming around. Mrs. Lorraine could have just seen something that made her mind trick her. also she could’ve just made that story completely up to scare the students or spark up the theory that the school may be haunted.

  19. Alejandra Lopez-Nunez on October 31st, 2018 9:41 am

    This article is very convincing because it states how a boy drowned in the pool. Its very possible that his spirit is still in this school because like his parents said he was a very athletic person and was a tall boy meaning that it was shocking as well for me because its odd that a 6 foot tall boy drowned and he knew how to swim. There could still be some thing that are hidden behind it, but only the people that have worked here now.

  20. ADAN ORTIZ on October 31st, 2018 10:20 am

    My parents used to go to morton and Experience paranormal stuff I’m the only one that hasn’t

  21. siri on October 31st, 2018 10:21 am

    nooo not haunted

  22. MIchael V on October 31st, 2018 10:22 am


  23. Ayleen 2 on October 31st, 2018 10:22 am

    I didn’t know that the supervision room use to be a pool but overall this could be true or not but in my opinion I think it is too.

  24. Cristopher Guerrero on October 31st, 2018 10:23 am

    It would be interesting if a few other stories were told, like the substitute who passed away in the middle of the day on one of the third floor classrooms.

  25. tyler smith on October 31st, 2018 10:24 am

    good story NEXXXTTTTT!!!!!!

  26. yaniraa on October 31st, 2018 10:25 am

    i think it is true because i believe in ghosts. also they did good at describing the story.

  27. Damien Miramontes on October 31st, 2018 10:26 am

    i think its true because the fact the spirit might be roaming the old halls of the old pool.
    just watch ghost adventurers.

  28. Michael Villegas on October 31st, 2018 10:26 am

    Great article. I might’ve encountered the ghost while I was in swimming due to the showers in the locker room running on their own.

  29. Luis Garcia on October 31st, 2018 10:26 am

    this school is old so maybe it is haunted maybe he’ll come back today who knows

  30. Galilea mendoza on October 31st, 2018 10:27 am

    I believe in ghosts and anything to do with paranormal activity. Just that a part of me believes what the article is trying to say but the other half doesn’t. I have heard many stories but in order for me to actually believe something like this I have to experience it.

  31. Eugenio on October 31st, 2018 10:27 am

    Theirs no such thing as ghost they don’t pop out.

  32. Christina Cortez on October 31st, 2018 10:27 am

    This is so shocking to me. I never even knew about any of this things. Now I’m a little freaked out lol. Great story.

  33. Lizbeth Alvarez on October 31st, 2018 10:28 am

    Really good story. It was easy for me to picture everything in this story. Loved how it ended with a scary question where the answer could be a yes.

  34. Dayanara Parra on October 31st, 2018 10:29 am

    I personally don’t think the school is haunted. Although i do believe in paranormal activities and ghost. But i think the story is very interesting. If it wasn’t for this article i would never knew that this incidents happen before in our school. But how can you prove with evidence that this incident is true?

  35. Giselle U 2nd on October 31st, 2018 10:30 am

    I don’t agree that Morton east is hunted. In many schools there has several accidents that lead to deaths and that doesn’t mean that the school is hunted. I personally don’t believe in spirits or anything that has to do with hunted places.

  36. Aaron Fajardo on October 31st, 2018 10:30 am

    so was there another person near the pool during the incident? If so can it be that he was murdered by the other student considering that he was a really good swimmer and scuba diver?

  37. Brithany on October 31st, 2018 10:31 am

    In my opinion it’s hard to believe that ghosts exist, but by the way this article is written, like with evidence, opinions and experiences I’m reconsidering my opinion.

  38. esli. constantino on October 31st, 2018 10:33 am

    this is crazy guys MORTON EAST IS HAUNTED… nothing has happened to me but hearing footsteps, toilets flushing, a kid drowning knowing how to swim… MORTON IS HAUNTED GUYS

  39. Natalie Ferrel on October 31st, 2018 10:36 am

    I personally think maybe it is haunted and maybe it isn’t. I feel like there isn’t a lot of evidence to tell what had happened it just what people are saying. But then again I actually might believe it because it does sound like something that would happen at an old school. But who knows it was a very appealing article and it did keep me interested throughout.

  40. Jimena on October 31st, 2018 10:41 am

    I believe the school is haunted. I heard a story about the theatre last year, that during the fall play there were three girls having panic attacks because they saw someone, presumably a ghost, along the curtain railings. things often go missing backstage when no one else was there. It is also said that everytime the theatre does West Side Story, something bad happens such as an actor getting hurt or something of the sort. They say that the director who died the night before the opening show had been directing West Side Story.

  41. Guadalupe S Vazquez on October 31st, 2018 10:42 am

    This article makes me feel creeped out. I feel this way because ever since i watched Paranormal Activity, i have a fear towards anything related to ghosts. It is interesting to hear that the school might be haunted, its interesting because not everyday you can be attending a haunted school.But in all honestly, thinking that someone died here gives me an unsettling feeling like if somethings off. I think ill go investigating now since i want to know more about these paranormal sightings.

  42. Alex on October 31st, 2018 10:46 am

    I heard some rumors about someone dying, but never knew it happened until now. This really Scary!!

  43. Abraham on October 31st, 2018 10:48 am

    i’ve heard about someone drowning in the pool, but i didn’t know about someone dying in the auditorium, Thats CRAZY!!

  44. Ronaldo on October 31st, 2018 11:18 am

    Honestly it’s hard for me to believe that Morton East High School is haunted. Mainly because I don’t believe in the after life or anything like that. But for me to hear people saying that they see or experienced paranormal activity, it has me thinking if there really is such thing as an after life.
    I would like to know if there is any video footage of any paranormal activity happening in this school.

  45. Jaquelinne Cervantes on October 31st, 2018 11:27 am

    I’m in between of it being haunted and not haunted. I have heard a lot of stories such as the boy drowning but i feel like it could’ve been an accident because it can happen anywhere. I wont believe its haunted until there’s evidence or i experience something of my own because i do believe in ghosts.

  46. andy on October 31st, 2018 11:36 am

    this is (fake)

  47. andy on October 31st, 2018 11:38 am

    I dont think its true

  48. Gerardo A. Esquivel on October 31st, 2018 11:38 am

    so like I been swimming in the same pool buddy died in, thats tuff

  49. Caleb Bautista on October 31st, 2018 11:39 am

    This story sucks dude. Absolutely horrible.

  50. Angel on October 31st, 2018 11:39 am

    RIP in the chat

  51. Lesly on October 31st, 2018 11:39 am

    ive never encountered anything here at school, ive heard different story’s but i dont know to believe it or not.
    also bad grammar.

  52. Jazmin Rivera on October 31st, 2018 11:39 am

    Its crazy how the school wasn’t able to identify the right student

  53. Bebe Etzig on October 31st, 2018 11:40 am

    I don’ t really believe that ghost are real. I feel like there are missing part in the stories.

  54. Jorge A Ruiz on October 31st, 2018 11:40 am

    Poor Koran family they must been emotional damaged.

  55. dania on October 31st, 2018 11:41 am

    this story is decent but i really don’t understand how they messed up the kids parents it it’s not a good thing to mess up things like that. i did heard about the teacher but not the kid.

  56. yani on October 31st, 2018 11:41 am


  57. Victor Goonies Gutierrez on October 31st, 2018 11:42 am

    I think the school is full of lies.

  58. Alaishia on October 31st, 2018 11:45 am

    I don’t believe that this article is supported wuth enough evidence to prove that Morton is haunted. All that is talked about is how a boy drowned most of the time, but is there even evidence that he haunts the school? This article mainly talk about the drowning of this kid instead of paranormal experiences. Even if the death was confirmed by the principal or an alumni, it doesn’t prove the point of being haunted.

  59. Erick3 on October 31st, 2018 11:48 am

    I heard about this story before but i wasn’t sure about the exact details. One might look at the school building and say it looks like a haunted school but i don’t think that’s the case here. I’ve been attending Morton East for almost 4 years and not once have i witnessed anything “creepy” in the building

  60. Albert on October 31st, 2018 11:49 am

    How credible is this information????????/

  61. Melissa on October 31st, 2018 11:51 am

    I think it’s true, but I think he was drowned by someone else since he was a good swimmer.

  62. Anthony on October 31st, 2018 11:52 am

    I have been at morton east high school for a few months and have never seen a ghost. Although i have seen a fair share of mice and roaches. How credible is this?

  63. Anthony on October 31st, 2018 11:52 am

    I have been at morton east high school for a few months and have never seen a ghost. Although i have seen a fair share of mice and roaches. How trustworthy is this?

  64. Alaishia on October 31st, 2018 11:52 am

    This article doesn’t really provide enough evidence on how the school is haunted. What is mainly talked about is the drowning of the boy. There isn’t enough evidence on paranormal activities to prove a point that Morton is haunted. Although it was confirmed that this kid passed, there still isn’t evidence that he haunts here.

  65. Anthony on October 31st, 2018 11:52 am

    I have been at morton east high school for a few months and have never seen a ghost. Although i have seen a fair share of mice and roaches. How can this be proved is this?

  66. E.V on October 31st, 2018 11:54 am

    I don’t really put any effort in thinking this building is actually haunted. I come here to study that’s all.

  67. Hector 4 on October 31st, 2018 12:25 pm

    I didn’t even know the supervisory room was where the old pool was at. I didn’t even know there was an old pool but it is scary to know someone drowned at this school.

  68. Humberto Santos on October 31st, 2018 12:26 pm

    Cant believe someone died I room 115. That’s my supervision room but i have never heard anything ,or seen anything. Has any security seen or heard anything on that room?

  69. Ivan Olivares on October 31st, 2018 12:39 pm

    Fake !

  70. jesus on October 31st, 2018 12:40 pm

    wow spooky i guess the pool we are swimming in is where the kid died

  71. Lillyanna Downey on October 31st, 2018 12:41 pm

    How can you mess up on which kid died when you clearly saw the body? And why didn’t either families sue the school?

  72. Edgar on October 31st, 2018 12:41 pm

    Hell no this school isn’t haunted, yea someone might’ve died but there’s no way his spirit is roaming around.

  73. Pedro Mesina on October 31st, 2018 12:42 pm

    This is fake, because how do you drown, if you a whole swimmer. I don’t know what they did back then but man sometimes real fishy here. I believe that it was a set up and something had been done to cause his death.

  74. Alondra on October 31st, 2018 12:42 pm

    . . . i am putting this comment so i can get a grade for this . . . i didnt believe any of what had happened in this story oh well :/

  75. Leslie on October 31st, 2018 12:42 pm

    That’s sad.

  76. Emilio on October 31st, 2018 12:42 pm

    how did teacher react to the fact that the “dead” child is sitting in the classroom

  77. Tik_Tok_LITASF on October 31st, 2018 12:43 pm

    R.I.P to the boy Richard he was chill i mean sometimes he would yell out “yeet” but i was fine with it. Low key though he was a good scholar and gamer but he beat me in bo4 so i was salty about it but sad hes gone 😢😢. P.S anyone wanna do a tik tok with me? Hit me up for the details 👌

  78. Roberto Sanchez on October 31st, 2018 12:43 pm

    i had no idea people died in this school. now that i know i’m a little scared now.

  79. Jesus Castro on October 31st, 2018 12:44 pm

    I dont think the school is haunted only if i witness it or see it

  80. Eduardo on October 31st, 2018 12:44 pm

    Despite the fact that a kid died in this school, I never heard any noises in the school. Also I feel like the ghost of Richard would have done something scary if the school was really hunted.

  81. daisy tejeda on October 31st, 2018 12:44 pm

    this just weirded me out. i do believe the school may be haunted,it is an old school after all. many weird stuff could have happened in the past century of this school.

  82. Ariana Violantes on October 31st, 2018 12:45 pm

    its a 50/50 chance it could be haunted but since i haven’t seen anything or heard anything i am gonna say its not haunted

  83. Rafael Noa on October 31st, 2018 12:47 pm

    Personally I don’t believe in ghosts but i can why people might think that this school might be haunted. Honestly it’s so old that I’m not surprised people have died in here, but the story of the pool kid does interest me because it gets me thinking, why did the kid go back into the pool after class was over?

  84. Julian A Yanez on October 31st, 2018 12:47 pm

    I could definitely see Morton East being haunted because how old the building is and all the stuff that has happened throughout it’s history. I haven’t experienced any paranormal activity at Morton East but I hope I do. It is honestly a little creepy when you think about. Ghosts in a school that you attend.

  85. Sebastian 4th on October 31st, 2018 12:48 pm

    I don’t believe in ghost but I liked this article because I know this is true because it is very possible for that to happen. I haven’t experienced nothing scary in this school not even in room 115. I feel like something else happened for him to drown like he could of fallen asleep. Write question: Was he alone in the pool?

  86. Marlyn Castillo on October 31st, 2018 12:49 pm

    This is very interesting story and would like to hear more about what has happened in this school.

  87. Jose Munoz on October 31st, 2018 12:49 pm

    The facts don’t really seem realistic 22 of 35 Morton students believing the school is haunted seems a lil over estimated

  88. Rafael Noa on October 31st, 2018 12:50 pm

    Personally, I don’t believe in ghosts, and I’m not surprised people have died in this school. The school is really old so none of this comes as a surprise, except for the story of the kid and pool. I want to know why he jumped back in after everyone had left.

  89. Jasmin Castro on October 31st, 2018 12:50 pm

    Honestly I’m a strong believer of the supernatural. I haven’t experienced anything here and I don’t expect too. It’s understandable how some people are skeptical about hauntings or absurd pictures/videos. Have any of you guys experienced anything?

  90. Samantha Juarez on October 31st, 2018 12:52 pm

    I find this ti be very interesting because I did not know there was a boy who drowned in a pool in a room that is now 115. It is scary to think Morton staff was not responsible enough to take care of a kid in a pool. I haven’t heard any noises myself but if i did i think i would just think its the rats or roaches in the school because people have seen them before. As for the bathrooms they automatically flush so i think it was just that.

  91. Jennyfer on October 31st, 2018 12:56 pm

    I found this interesting since I am a huge fan and believer when it comes to the paranormal. I personally haven’t experienced anything paranormal in this school but I am excited to see something scary like this happen. I kind if do believe that this school since it has been around for a long time but I want to know the true reason as to why it may be haunted.

  92. jacquelin ornelas on October 31st, 2018 12:57 pm

    i am shocked because this story is easy to convince. specially because they tell what mr.gamboa thinks/believes as well. but, i dont buy it because how does a kid that was a good swimmer die? if the dad says he was a good swimmer i find it hard to believe that he drowned. i think the school is haunted but i dont think someone drowned

  93. Annarosa Alvarado on October 31st, 2018 2:01 pm

    I do believe with a building this old it could be haunted. I haven’t experienced anything myself but it doesn’t mean it’s not happening. For example, how the security hear toilets flushing and lockers slamming by themselves. Just like with the boy who drowned I wouldn’t be surprised that he would be haunting the halls of Morton East.

  94. Judge on October 31st, 2018 2:51 pm

    Also a man working in the auditorium died when he fell hanging the curtains. He was caught in the ropes and was hanged. I have definitely felt the creepy, cold breeze when taking the backstage stairs where he fell.

  95. David A on October 31st, 2018 2:53 pm

    What an unfortunate turn of events. Just goes to show that the school should have better supervision of the students when swimming, glad that now we have more than two lifeguards at the pool. Teachers should be keeping a watchful eye out for students before leaving the deck. How does the school make such a terrible mistake of informing the wrong parents that their child drowned?

  96. raul noa on October 31st, 2018 2:55 pm

    this man pulled a jason r.i.p to the young pimp #gonetoosoon

  97. Ivan D Soto on October 31st, 2018 2:55 pm

    Rest in peace Richard. I wonder how he drowned if he knew how to swim, what if he got murdered as in somebody drowned him. Hmmmmmmmmm… Think about it TBH 🤔🤔🤔 ps. Morton probably is haunted

  98. Katie on October 31st, 2018 2:55 pm

    I think this article is has some really good points to actually make you think and believe in this tragic information. This article really makes you believe on these things. I really liked how they had asked the principal and his input in this article. What happened to the teacher that was suppose supervise?

  99. Ivan Soto on October 31st, 2018 2:56 pm

    Rest in peace Richard. I wonder how he drowned if he knew how to swim, what if he got murdered as in somebody drowned him. Hmmmmmmmmm… Think about it TBH 🤔🤔🤔 ps. Morton probably is haunted

  100. edrei on October 31st, 2018 2:57 pm

    rip the boy i drowned once too

  101. Alejandro Salas on October 31st, 2018 2:59 pm

    Interesting comments. Needs grammar correction.

  102. Alexis Chavez on October 31st, 2018 3:00 pm

    I believe in ghosts, but I don’t think there are ghosts here. This place is very old, so of course there will be weird noises everywhere. Still, I haven’t been around the areas that are supposedly “haunted” so my opinion could change.

  103. Jahir on October 31st, 2018 3:09 pm

    It is crazy because he was young and apparently he knew how to swim. I personally don’t believe in ghost but many people do because there is evidence that supports it.

  104. Rafi mohammad on October 31st, 2018 3:10 pm

    For me nothing really happened that is creepy, well I mean the door opened before, but maybe that was just the wind. anyways I find it weird that someone drowned yet they are a good swimmer and a scuba diver, makes you really wonder if he drowned by himself being able to not swim.

  105. Diana Solis on October 31st, 2018 4:51 pm

    It is crazy to read things about like this. However, it is hard to believe. Why would supposedly Richard go back into the pool? Wouldn’t the gym teacher be watching the students? Also, a lot of students are probably more concerned about getting to class or changing rather than getting back into the school. All of these stories causes you to really think about who is running this school and the security. It is crazy. If this is true, it is probably why we have more enforced security.

  106. Jennifer Uribe on October 31st, 2018 7:36 pm

    This is crazy! I got the chills while reading this. Every single day I pass the supervisory room 115 and the auditorium, and now I’m scared to walk pass that. I’ve heard the story about a kid drowning, but I didn’t know that it happened at the old pool. It’s strange how that kid drowned even if he was a good swimmer. Shouldn’t there be lifeguards guarding at all times?

  107. Yanixel Padilla on October 31st, 2018 8:03 pm

    It is very interesting to hear this, especially when I myself attend this school. I have heard a couple of stories, my sister including has experienced paranormal activity by the theater room on second floor. My sister and her friend stayed after school and they walked passed the theater and heard banging even though no body was there. This could be connected to the story about the old theater teacher who had died at Morton.

  108. Sirena on October 31st, 2018 8:58 pm

    I don’t understand how the school can notify the wrong parents when having to explain their son’s death. I’m disappointed with how the school supervised the kids back then because if the adults kept a watchful eye and had locked the doors after making sure all the students were out of the locker room and pool area those children who drowned would have been able to live their lives.v It honestly wouldn’t surprise me on the number of deaths in this school because of how old it is, but at the same time I still feel shocked and saddened at the thought of those students who never got to graduate because of a tragic accident.

  109. Abby J on October 31st, 2018 9:40 pm

    I’ve heard many stories about the school being haunted, especially about the boy who drowned. Hearing that his dad said he was a good swimmer was suspicious because he died drowning. Either way, it must have been devastating for friends and family. The fact that the principal and the retired librarian had confirmed it makes it less of a rumor and I think was a good addition to the article. Whether or not Morton East is haunted or not is something everyone has an opinion on. To me I would say that I would have to see for myself.

  110. Ashley A.. on October 31st, 2018 9:41 pm

    I don’t believe that the school is haunted because I never seen anything out of the ordinary. I never heard of this until now and I don’t see that much evidence that this is real. I never heard anyone talk about this or seen anything too. There can be a death in the school but not paranormal activity.

  111. Ashley A.. on October 31st, 2018 9:46 pm

    I don’t believe that the school is haunted because I never heard of this before. I never seen or hear anything out of the ordinary. Also my friends or people i know have not seen or heard of anything that is haunted around the school. There is also not enough evidence to support that there is paranormal activity around the school. Sure someone could have died in the school but that does not mean there will be paranormal activity around the school.

  112. Jose Bolanos on October 31st, 2018 10:07 pm

    It’s crazy to think that people have died at East. I really don’t know if I should believe this though.Yeah I trust the teachers, but there might be a logical explanation that proves that what they saw is actually not a ghost. But hey, you never know this school might be actually haunted I would probably believe this if more people claimed that they saw a ghost.

  113. Catherine Santana on October 31st, 2018 10:08 pm

    I don’t get why there hasn’t been anything to prove that this school is actually haunted. I would really like to know if there is a ghost roaming around the school.

  114. Martin Flores on October 31st, 2018 10:25 pm

    i personally don’t believe in ghosts nor believe that the school is haunted but the fact that people have seen paranormal activity throughout the school really makes me think if they’re actually real. At the same time i feel like the noises that people have heard in the school aren’t actually ghosts but are just like problems that the building has because the school i extremely old. But nonetheless its pretty weird that people have seen or heard weird things happened in the school.

  115. Citlaly Camargo on October 31st, 2018 11:33 pm

    I believe that the school is haunted but there must be a different stories like how the auditorium is haunted. I also have a family member who has told stories about the person who died in the pool. It may be true but, some stories don’t match up in order to be true.

  116. Anahy Villa Alvarez on November 1st, 2018 6:42 am

    i myself believe that Morton is haunted. So now that i now that someone died in the building gives me the SPOOKS. I mean yea the building is very old to even be a school anymore, but who lets an experienced swimmer die in the pool. maybe it was a ghost that drowned him in the pool. was there no life guards back then when the kiddo died? is this the reason the school trains life guards? well whatever actually happened i hope i dont die in Morton, it would be a shame to die in a school for myself.

  117. Jocelyn T on November 1st, 2018 7:26 am

    the school is old but I don’t believe the school is really haunted. Interesting story though.

  118. Esmeralda Sanchez on November 1st, 2018 8:23 am

    Well honestly I have heard different, I heard that it was a girl who drowned in the pool and would pull people down but I don’t know theirs a lot of stories going around. I personally believe in ghost and I have not seen anything but I have heard crazy stories by my friends. I do believe that this school is haunted because it is so old.

  119. Nancy Gutierrez on November 1st, 2018 11:30 am

    i honestly wouldn’t be surprised this school is so old that i have a feeling a death would or had occurs yet i had personally never experienced nothing paranormal in this school but still its my first year i myself would be scared to be in some of the people claim to be in or hear his death is pretty spirituous though considering he knew how to swim.. its very tragic and sending all the love to the parents.

  120. Eduardo A ochoa on November 2nd, 2018 10:28 am

    i think there is some logic to this and the fact that he went back to the pool without supervision is dumb and he should have just asked if he could go back in with the teacher with him. but if the boy knew how to swim and scuba dive maybe their is a chance he was murdered by someone if he was alone.

  121. Ketzaly Ocampo on November 5th, 2018 9:42 am

    I like how you explained the experiences different people went through in the school not just teachers but also included students. You could really feel the spooky feeling when reading this article which i believe was the point. overall right job how the article was laid out seemed very proper so the reader could understand.

  122. Natalie Gallardo on November 5th, 2018 11:17 am

    This article is so shocking and the ending of it really leaves your thinking about and gives your chills. But over all like they said since it is such an old school its hard to believe nothing actually happens since so many accidents can happen. I like how towards the end of the article they left that little ending of the teacher seeing the child because it is true the doors are usually locked.

  123. Kimberly on November 6th, 2018 5:17 pm

    I believe that the school can be haunted. It is such an old building that it would not be shocking to me at all. I’ve heard a few stories about the school being haunted but this is a new one that is very interesting.

  124. Stephanie on November 7th, 2018 9:57 am

    It is hard to believe that such an old building wouldn’t be haunted. After so many roaming students this school has had there is bound to be accidents. I completely believe that this school is haunted, however, having someone actually confirm that someone passed away here is very sad and it gives me the chills.

  125. Nicholas Hurtado on November 7th, 2018 11:07 am

    I wonder how many other people have died in the school.

  126. Emmanuel on November 9th, 2018 9:45 am

    Enthralling and tragic. A story to continue being retold and held in superstition.

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