"The rumors you have been hearing are true, albeit somewhat misguided. Yes a student by the name of Heiko Chang, Gryffindor house fifth year was found petrified, not dead in the hallway. Heiko shall and will be restored to good health as soon as the mandrakes have completed their growth cycle.
Classes, along with quidditch practice shall begin again on thursday and until that day I ask that all students remain inside their common rooms. Please stay calm, as there is no need to worry.