Gertrude is forcing the children to do all sorts of gruesome exercises in the rain. The children have had it with her and decide to introduce student board at Creepschool. Malcolm thinks it is a great idea, so do the others in the faculty. Gertrude don’t, she wants to put a stop it. Gertrude shuts the children up using a potion that makes them mute, but when they try to submit their student board proposal in writing, she is forced to lock them in room. Unable to speak or move, the shadows of the children break free. The shadows get a life of their own and leave the room under the door. They fly around Creepschool and pester Gertrude, making her life a living hell and Elsa has to come and put a stop to it all. The kids finally get their student board.