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When I was in high school, there was a rumor that a girl had broken into a guy's locker and set his belongings on fire after he broke up with her. (I'm still not sure if that's true or not, but I remember that girl and let's just say that I wasn't a fan.) There was another rumor that one of the guys was having an affair with one of the teachers (which turned out not to be true, thank goodness, because I don't think any of my teachers were dumb enough to lose their careers over a relationship with a minor).

After Redditor RM_Fan234 asked the online community, "What was your high school 'rumor' that turned out to be true?" people shared their stories. Notice a certain theme?


"The English teacher was married..."

The English teacher was married to the gym teacher and she was cheating on him with the principal.

YouLittleFckers

"Everyone knew..."

A student and teacher were dating. Everyone knew it wasn't a rumor, and it was VERY CONFIRMED recently when they got married on The Drew Barrymore Show.

uhhhhhh5

Annnnd I found it!

Here it is for your viewing pleasure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U68yVRt0dk&ab_cha...

"I'm pretty sure..."

As cliche as it sounds, the AP chemistry teacher actually was a drug dealer. He was arrested a few years after I graduated. I'm pretty sure that it was mostly pot that he got caught with, but still.

RedditPrime1212

"The head cheerleader..."

The head cheerleader and quarterback were a couple. They tried doggie in the back of his truck. He pulled out, and she had massive diarrhea all over the interior of his truck. That stink never came out.

vagrantsynergy

Oh, dear.

Something tells me she never lived that one down.

"Turns out..."

There was a rumor going around for a while that I was a lesbian. Turns out they just knew before I did.

em-chris

Funny how that works!

And yes, that's often how it works out.

"There was always this rumor..."

There was always this rumor that our principal had a liquor bottle in his desk drawer. Fast forward a few years and he got a DUI, lost his license for a year, and had to apologize in front of the whole school.

Canadabigjack

"The band director..."

The band director had a very brief affair with an 18-year-old senior. He immediately regretted it and admitted it, and lost his job, naturally.

panickedthumb

"He survived..."

Rumor: A kid accidentally cut his hand off with a hatchet at a Work Day for his youth group and bled to death.

Reality: He cut his hand off while cutting wood at home with...I think it was a handsaw or something? He survived but he had a prosthetic.

Iseeasong

"He got caught again..."

We had a math teacher and a gym teacher that slept with a few girls. Only the math teacher got caught. He got busted in his classroom during school hours. He didn't get in any trouble, they just transferred him to the other high school in our district. He got caught again at the other high school and the girl's parents pressed charges

TheBaconDaddy738

What IS it with teachers sleeping with their students?

I don't get it, personally. Date people your own age––you'll have a much better time and you won't run afoul of the law.

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Typically, I would write an intro about my own experiences with the weird kids at school, but I WAS the weird kid in school. Not in a bad way, more like a “I had a John Waters phase” when I was 16 and everyone knew it. So like, cool-weird. At least I hope so.

Schools aren’t always so lucky to have the cool kinds of weird kids though. The spectrum of weird extends even further than that, and can sometimes end up very disasterous.

U/Imaginary_East5786 asked: What was the weirdest thing the weird kid did at school?

​Let’s start with the grossest of the gross. Because why not.

Was it worth it?

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He heard that you'd automatically get suspended if you peed your pants at school. He wanted to find out if it was true, peed his pants, got suspended.

Memoryduel

Scientific method:

> Observation: 'I've heard that by peeing your pants you will be suspended'

> Hypothesis: If I pee my pants I will be suspended

> Experiment: I peed my pants and I got suspended

> Conclusion: If I pee my pants I get suspended

Glez_fdezdavila_

Uhhh what was the intention here?

He got mad that he didn't understand how to play a game at lunchtime so he started hitting and punching the nearest person to him, who happened to be me. When I shoved him away and asked him what the hell was he doing, he whipped his unit.out, charged at me and when I shoved him away from me again he started crying and ran away with his member still sticking out.

Kurtles12

​Next ones up are the lowkey (or even highkey) disturbing stories. These weird kids can get a little scary.

Boom theret.

At my middle school, someone decided to get a little attention with a good old fashioned bomb threat. Except they thought that a bomb threat meant literally writing "bomb threat" somewhere. Worse yet, they misspelled the f*ck out of it, and wrote "boom theret."

So we had to go on a brief, very awkward lockdown while the police checked the perimeter for booms.

Angusthedangus

I hope there was no overlap in the columns.

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She wrote a list of all the girls and boys she wanted to kiss and murder and then casually passed it out on the playground.

Fun-Acadia-8735

2 separate lists or just the 1?

OppositeYouth

Same list 2 columns lol.

Fun-Acadia-8735

Holy crap.

Had the weird kid in high school ask the teacher to use the bathroom. She said no and this dude legit stabbed his hand with a pencil. Went all the way through then asked if he could now...sh*t was wild.

This was Pearl High School in Mississippi. This was the school Luke Woodham shot and killed his girlfriend and her friend at the school. This kid stabbed himself with the pencil about 2 months after that happened. This was late 1997.

Roberted1982

​Most of the time, however, the weird kids are pretty d*mn funny.

Ok, but this takes a lot of skill.

Had a kid nicknamed "cheeseburger" in the grade ahead of me in high school. He got his nickname because when it was time for his class to go to lunch, he snuck into the roof and crawled his way into the cafeteria, dropped down and proceeded to steal all the cheeseburger put out for lunch. Unfortunately they caught him in the act and sent him to the principal's office.

A year later he was caught stealing a teacher's computer, and in the process of being arrested he bit the officers hand, getting him sent to juvi never to be heard of again.

Theonering1

Every school had the cat girl.

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The weird kid at my highschool tied a string around his pencil case and pulled out around the halls pretending it was a dog. He still lives in my hometown. I think unemployed.

Oh also weird girl in middle school acted like a cat. She would meow and hiss at people, lick the water fountain and rub her body on the teacher's legs. In 8th grade. I have no idea where she ended up.

SendmePMsofyourBMs

Mood.

Weird kid in elementary was a self proclaimed alien. Once, while waiting for the bus, she told me "On my planet we eat people like you" and proceeded to bite me. We later became friends in high school and she used to give me massages during lunch break in the quad. Just realized now she was likely tenderizing me.

Iheartrevolution

I was exactly this kind of weird.

He didn't say much, but if asked, he would go to the front of the class and perform Tip-Toe Through the Tulips with all of the emotion and volume of Tiny Tim, holding nothing back.

The last I heard, he became an energy trader, made a ton of money and married well.

10per

I can definitely relate to that last one. In middle school, my English teacher would let me go to the front of the class and perform monologues or songs from Broadway musicals. Weird, but that’s what happens when schools cut funding for the arts and the theatre kids have no outlet.

As long as you’re not hurting anyone, I say let your freak flag fly, man

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