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School for Crooks is a LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu chapter book in the Brick Adventures series. It is the second in this series of books and was published July 31, 2018.
When Kai and his friend Skylor hear there's a new villain in town running a school for crooks, it's up to the ninja to teach those bad guys a lesson. Look out villains, you're about to get schooled!
School for Crooks
At Chen's Noodle House, Kai receives a communication from Zane that a new criminal gang is recruiting members. Kai mentions this to Skylor, which reminds her of a recent encounter with a few guys in the restaurant who had mentioned the "School for Crooks." Though Kai was planning on investigating with Zane, Skylor convinces the Master of Fire to team up with her for old times' sake.
That evening, Skylor and Kai go to the docks, where they spot and gave chase to the cloaked figure who seems to be the leader of the criminal school. During the chase, Kai uses Airjitzu, a technique Skylor had not seen before, to bring himself and Skylor closer to the unknown individual.
The two finally corner the stranger, only for him to reveal himself as Ronin and explain that the "School for Crooks" is actually a criminal reform course. Ronin had signed on to this in a deal with the Police Commissioner to help clear his name. At the same time, reforming criminals would help stifle the actual criminal gang that Kai had heard was recruiting new members.
After explaining that he had simply fled from Kai and Skylor because he would get fewer students if it seemed that he was working with the ninja, Ronin bid the two farewell while mentioning his appreciation for the Noodle House's Puffy Potstickers.
- The speedboat Kai and Skylor pilot has the appearance of the Katana V11, but in the story, it is simply an ordinary speedboat.
- The plotline of the police's promising to clear Ronin's name in return for his helping them was re-used in "Uncharted," though in that case, Ronin was simply catching criminals rather than helping reform them.