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School is a great experience for many, but the exact opposite for others. Whether because of issues at home, struggling with classes, or bullying, some students have a really hard time with school.

This can lead to some kids lashing out, or doing things that get them into a world of trouble.

*The following article contains discussion of suicide/self-harm, domestic violence, and gun-related injury*


Reddit user u/kre8iv_username asked:

"What was the worst thing somebody did at your school?"


20.

A student stole a gym teacher's phone and then turned himself in when he found that the gym teacher had been sneaking photos of underage girls changing in the locker room. Not sure what happened to the student but the teacher got fired and I believe some sort of criminal charges. Good on that kid that turned him in, he is truly the embodiment of chaotic good.

-rezwon

19.

We had 14 bomb threats my freshman year of high school, where you evacuate, wait for police and bomb dogs to come clear the school for an hour. The first 2 were a little uneasy, but after that it was a routine break from 6th period.

-bressyb

18.

a guys brought a whole tray of pot brownies to class. the teacher took one look and said "well are you going to share with the class?". Fearing that he would get caught for acting strange he ended up giving brownies to everyone. All of them got to go home early, and the guy got a few days suspension. I do not condone drugging unsuspecting people, but my personal favorite part is when he was asked to share he denied at first, implying that he was going to eat a whole tray of pot brownies by himself while trying to solve math problems.

-DukeOfFrogs

17.

Im hesitating between when two students took a bunch of sleeping pills, passed out in class and almost died, or a kid fighting a middle school History teacher because she tried to expel him from class.

Private catholic boarding school in France, some of the kids were spoiled, ill-mannered brats. They all were coming from rich families and did stuff like that all the time. I remember one time, a kid playing Chess was being bullied up to the point he pissed his pants. He had to change school because everybody was making fun of him.

-DaMole

16.

Some a**hole stepped on some kids pet rat which her grandmother gave to her a week before she died

-allan101_

15.

A kid commited suicide one night in front of his ex's home room class so that she had to go to school the next morning and see his dead body. The groundsman found him before school even started thank god and all the parents were notified to not send their kids to school that day.

We had a few deaths and suicides at my high school but that one stuck out when we found out the details

-slitthroatgoat

14.

Athletics Director put cameras in the girl's locker room and allegedly made some moves on some of them... it was Middle School.

-Herogamer555

13.

somebody brought some sort of contraption to school that was thought to be a pipe bomb (iirc it wasn't), so the school made us evacuate. then the school searched the student's car and found hunting guns. we were forced further away from school and they had to call in SWAT. the guy who did it got expelled and was in so much trouble with the law. I don't think he meant to do anything, it just looked really bad.

I don't know if he would've gotten in trouble for just having the guns in his car on campus (probably) but it did add fuel to the fire since they found the guns after thinking he had a bomb.

-subacostic

12.

Someone started a rumor saying they were going to shoot up the school. Posted it on different social media's, scrawled it in one of the bathrooms, told people not to come on a certain day, the whole 9 yards. Day came and not only did a ton of people not show up, we had police on site for obvious reasons. Luckily nothing came of it, but that was still a serious problem.

-Dastroya105

11.

Had a kid put weed in the vents and then try to sell a fake bomb for 5 dollars. He's in jail now

-mfoster1020

10.

Someone falsely reported a shooting at my school was going to happen on the coming Monday. Over the weekend two kids homes were searched, small town so everyone knew. Posts were made on Facebook and about 80% of the school did not attend on the following Monday. Students slowly began to trickle back into coming to school by the time the next Friday rolled around. One of the boys switched to home schooling afterwards actually a fairly nice guy sad to see it happened.

-ckeaton

9.

Kid and his friend got high and got out his parents' gun. They played with it, they claim they were cleaning it and he ended up shooting himself in the face...his best friend was right next to him, trying to hold the kid's face together.

He survived but his face is very contorted and he has had lots of surgeries and has a prosthetic nose.

Sometimes...he takes his nose off because it's uncomfortable to wear. There's just a hole there now.

-shmoneybooboo

8.

At my high school there was a shortcut from one side of the building to the other side that went over the roof, 4 stories up and just below the shortcut was the entrance. a guy that had been extremely bullied decide to jump from up the roof in a suicide attempt. School got cancelled for a week. He did survive but he didn't come back, he changed schools.

-lady_peace

7.

Some girl with a long dress kneeled down and took a dump in the middle of the cafeteria then walked off like nothing happened. I saw the whole thing. Not the worst thing but the worst that I myself witnessed

-sassymegn

6.

A girl killed our superintendent in a hit in run accident around the corner for the school. She was speeding because she was running late for a class trip. She also killed the superintendents dog because he was taking him for a walk at the time. He was really liked in our community and it was devastating.

-2high4life

5.

Stabbed someone through the hand with a pencil. Gross, but not a huge deal. Then did it with a knife a few days later.

-Mizamagician

4.

There was a kid who would write bomb threats on the bathroom wall. He did it about 5-6 times before they caught him. Every time, they had to evac the school and send in police to search. Cost my city a ton of money. Never would have expected the kid that did it either.

-Sh*tpostMalone

3.

A fight spilled into my classroom. The two students began fighting each other somewhere in the hall before somehow opening the door to my class mid-fight. The room was not a normal classroom. It was meant for tech design classes, and had lots of computers in it around the walls. The two students continued to hit each other (admittedly not very well, both parties were inexperienced and missed most of the time) and ended up backing onto the desktop computer in front of me. I quickly got out of there to avoid being caught in the crossfire. They rolled along the desk, knocking every computer on it's side or off the desk. My poor 4 foot nothing teacher, a very softspoken woman, was desperately trying to contain the situation.

Then, the students began moving back towards the door, arms and legs still flailing. Out the door they went, followed by my teacher quickly closing the door behind them. Both students were suspended. The computers were damaged and some had to be replaced.

I knew both of the students involved, and they were both really terrible people. Had no sympathy for either of them and when I wasn't staring in disbelief I was laughing my ass off.

-shredder550

2.

This one girl in my grade in high school was an outcast. I never had any issues with her, but she was the kind of person who would hiss at people who she didn't like. Needless to say, people kind of avoided her.

My sophomore year, a couple guys filmed her talking about whichever 'The Purge' movie was coming out around the time, and used the video to set up a fake shooting threat to the school. There was even a fake "list" of people who she was going to target. The day it was supposed to happen, the place was practically deserted, and she got arrested on her way to school.

Since it was all a setup, they let her go, but she withdrew from the school right then and there, and I never saw her again. The guys who set the whole thing up got away with it with zero repercussions. It pisses me off to this day.

-NutellaToast27

1.

Idk if it's the worst, but it's the worst one that I heard of and missed. Word got out that an abusive boy was beating his girlfriend. This is a rough redneck area with people who aren't scared to fight people over something like this.

A larger kid heard him boasting about beating her during lunch, told him he better apologize for even thinking it was something to be proud of and to never do it again.

Abuser laughed in his face. He got the smackdown of a lifetime, and it took numerous other boys to pull the big guy off of him. Ripped one kid's shirt in the process.

After big boy was done, he just walked himself to the principal's office.

Whole fight was recorded and got posted on social media for a bit, including the moments beforehand. Hence how I know what led to it. The kids around either knew the abuser was gonna get beat beforehand, or noticed the growing tension and started recording just in case.

-partiallyvented

If you or someone you know is struggling, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

To find help outside the United States, the International Association for Suicide Prevention has resources available at https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/

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- sonyka

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