Fans of SpongeBob Squarepants are horrified to hear that Bikini Bottom has become the scene of a murder.
Most of us will have at least heard of SpongeBob Squarepants, if not raced home from school to catch it on Nickelodeon. The hit cartoon has been going for nearly 20 years now and has since been adapted into a movie, comic books, toys and games.
But one thing nobody seems to recall is Mr Krabs, the greedy owner of the Krusty Krab, dying.
Now, before you think you've missed an episode, you haven't. The rumour was started after a document circulated online which claims that Mr Krabs was murdered and SpongeBob is among the suspects.
"The city of Bikini Bottom has been rocked with news of the death of Mr. Krabs, owner of the Krusty Krab restaurant, reads the document, which is titled 'The Trial of SpongeBob Squarepants.'
"From the moment the under-water police discovered the gruesome scene, they suspected foul play.
"At first, they thought the killer might be Sheldon Plankton, owner of the Chum Bucket restaurant and long-time rival of Mr. Krabs. But no physical evidence could be tied to Plankton.
"As the investigation progressed, more and more of the evidence pointed to one of Mr. Krabs's employees, none other than SpongeBob SquarePants himself."
So what is this document? Is it a script for a new episode or film? You'll be pleased to hear that it's not. This is in fact a murder mystery school activity for kids and teachers probably used SpongeBob and Bikini Bottom as the setting for the story because the show it's so popular with kids.
So there we have it. Mystery solved. Mr Krabs isn't actually dead.
But wait, you wanted to know who killed Mr Krabs in the activity. Well, apparently that's up for debate. As the aim of the game is to get students thinking about the clues and forming arguments based on the evidence given, it's down to whoever creates the most compelling argument.
If you fancy a go at the fame yourself, you can find the full activity here.Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@spongebob