At night, when it is past school hours, ghosts of those who have died on campus wander around, looking for victims to scare and/or attempt to kill to bring them to their side. Luckily, no one has ever been killed by one of the spirits of the Thornton Academy. Not much is known about the haunting of the school.
A security guard who worked at the Austine School for the Deaf from 1998 to 2000 reported hearing his name at night when the school was empty. Other staff members heard their names being called in the same spot. Other events include strange noises, objects moving out of the corner of your eye that cease after looking, and reflections of people on reflective surfaces who, when you turn around, see no one. While the spirits are not demonic, they have caused a lot of fright and problems at the school.