Kids start going to school from the age of five, and for the most part, they spend more time at school than at home. Because of that, teachers can become very important figures in the lives of their students.

Some students don't have the best home lives. Some keep it to themselves, but others confide in their teachers.

Curious about various situations, Redditor Delicious_Mastodon83 asked:

"teachers of reddit what is the saddest thing you found out about a student?"
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People Describe The Worst Scandal That Ever Broke Out At Their School
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Thanks to shows like 'Glee' and 'Boston Public' we know that schools can be a hotbed of salacious drama.

The amount of teachers being arrested for being in love with students is staggering.

Kids are violent and cooking meth in class.

It's a miracle one makes it out in one piece.

So let's share some stories.

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People Explain What The Infamous Teacher In Their School Did To Get Fired
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Teachers will be the first to tell you that their job is a drain, both physically and mentally. Putting your all into crafting lessons to help kids get to the next level in their learning can take a toll in the long run, burning out many who enter the field. Fortunately, the accomplished look on a student's face is enough to keep even the most exhausted educator's going.

Most of the time.

Those who hit their burnout quota sooner, or thoe who maybe never should have stepped foot in the classroom, soon gain a reputation for being "that" teacher. And their exit from the classroom can be as glorious, or horrifying, as are their antics leading up to it.

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Teachers Describe The Funniest Thing They Witnessed But Had To Hold Their Laughter In

One of my favorite things about working with young kids was that they have no idea how hilarious they are.

Their lack of filter, genuine lack of knowledge, and the kid-confidence to just go on ahead and say/do the thing combine for comedy gold.

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Being a teacher is difficult and an often thankless job. And certain situations often arise, we’re as an educator, you’re not completely sure the best course of action. This can often lead to many, awkward, and volatile situations. Case in point… Redditor Existing_Ad_9509 wanted to discuss his story for some feedback. So naturally he came […] More