Canton, OH - May 22nd - City officials are investigating eyewitness reports that a large, aggressive monster broke through the floor of Central High School gymnasium, as the school's senior prom took place on Thursday night, capturing 3 attendees before disappearing into the night.
Police say that Andrea Maldavi, 18; Charlie Hennesey, 19; and Renee Orpthal, 18, all of Canton, have disappeared and there continues to be an ongoing citywide search for them. The school also said that 14 people were injured either directly by debris or in the subsequent panic.
Prom Queen Wendy Madison said that the monster was huge, about 10 feet tall. "It's muscles bulged everywhere. It was hairy and had a horn on its head, and my gosh, it was sweating all over."
"It roared like, a monster," said a man, only identified as Mike.
According to Dexter Mahoney, Principal of Central High School, there was about $2.3 million in damage done to the school. In addition to the demolishd gymanasium, there was a gaping hole in the basement below, several smashed walls, and a large monster-shaped hole in the façade of the school. "And we don't have monster insurance," he added. All summer activities at the school have been cancelled.
The mayor of Canton said that he had never heard of a monster breaking through the floor of a prom, and that his staff could not find any records that described any such event, anywhere. He also extended his heartfelt prayers to the families of the students that have disappeared, wishing for their speedy and safe return.