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For other uses, see Principal (disambiguation).

The Principal's Keys are one of the inventory items in the Baldi's Basics series.


The Principal's Keys appear to be a low-quality photo image of two gray, metal keys hooked onto a key ring. Judging by the name, they seem to belong to Principal of the Thing.


The Keys can be used to get out of detention early, with a one-time use. However, if Principal of the Thing spots the player in any location (except the playground and his office) for more than a second while the detention timer is still ticking, he will scold them for violating the "No escaping detention" rule, making the use of this item very risky. It is best to use this item at floor 3 as the map is bigger. When there are 0 seconds left in detention, the keys will become unusable.

When locked in the classroom after Chalkles fully spawns or entering Mrs. Pomp's classroom while she is furious, the player can use this item to unlock the standard door as a getaway.


Main gameplay


The Principal's Keys found in a faculty room.

The Principal's Keys in Johnny's Store.

The Principal's Keys are found in classrooms and faculty rooms. They can also be bought at Johnny's Store for 50 You Thought Points.

Endless Mode - Medium

The Principal's Keys are found in the Principal's office.

Other appearances


Baldi's Basics Plus
  • Prior to V0.3.4, the player could not use the Principal's Keys to unlock the standard door of the classroom the player is trapped in by Mrs. Pomp.
Baldi's Basics Classic
  • In the first version, the Principal's Keys were originally called just "Keys". It was renamed in V1.1.
    • The item was also floating instead of being on the table. This was later fixed in V1.2.


Baldi's Basics Classic
  • In V1.4.1d, there was a bug that made the Keys usable on unlocked doors. It was fixed in V1.4.2.