I am working at a new school this year. It's a building that was once an elementary school, then a high school and now is an all kindergarten school. It was fully remodeled when it became a high school. It is located in a very bad part of town that is known for gangs, drugs, and shootings.
On many occasions I have been seeing apparitions in the hallway when no one else is there. I can't really describe them. I guess they are more like shadow people rather than an actual ghostly figure. They disappear very fast. I see them walking next to me, and sometimes hiding in the doorways of classrooms. Other times I see them at the end of the hallway walking through very fast or in corners. I have seen them both when the kids are in school and after hours, like after school and the weekends.
There is a lot of negative energy in this school. My kids actually are very challenging as are those in other classes. I know kindergartners are challenging but some of these kids act possessed sometimes... I have taught for years and have never encountered children this bad. My classroom is an a portable just outside the main building. When I'm by myself, I'm always hearing pounding or footsteps outside my portable and when I look no one is there.
I was working this weekend getting things ready for the week and was all by myself in the portable. There was another teacher inside the main building. I went into the main building to tell the teacher I was going to be leaving in few minutes so she could set the security system or leave with me. (it's not safe to be there by yourself) When I returned to my portable I noticed the portable classroom right next to mine had all of it's lights on. Assuming the teacher had arrived, I knocked on the door and said, "hello?" But no one answered. The door was locked. I had not seen her in the main building but thought maybe I had just missed her. So I called her extension but no one answered.
When I went back outside to knock on the door again, all the lights were off. I can hear when her door opens and I did not hear anyone come or go. Since every teacher and employee has to sign in with the security system company when they come and go (because the neighborhood is bad) I called them to make sure she hadn't checked in. They told me that I was the only teacher in the portables and there was one more teacher in the main building. No other employee was at the school. No janitors either. (By contract they can only work weekdays). I got freaked out and left. I saw the teacher in that portable today and asked her if by chance she was in her classroom this weekend. She said no.
Today as I was heading from the building to my portable I saw some figures walking across the field between the street and the playground. I found it odd since there is a big fence between the street and the school. When I looked again the figures were gone.
I've felt so negative since working at this building. There is definitely a very strong negative energy surrounding the school and the area as a whole. I've mentioned the apparitions and the lights to other teachers and while they have not experienced those they have said they feel very uneasy being in the building by themselves.
I don't know if the spirits I'm seeing are connected to the school or the neighborhood as a whole. Whatever they are, they are not good and I don't know how to ignore them. They are freaky.