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.
Let’s start with the grossest of the gross. Because why not.
Was it worth it?peeing ralph wiggum GIF Giphy
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.
> 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
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.
Next ones up are the lowkey (or even highkey) disturbing stories. These weird kids can get a little scary.
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.
I hope there was no overlap in the columns.Serial Killer Halloween GIF by GIPHY CAM Giphy
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.
2 separate lists or just the 1?
Same list 2 columns lol.
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.
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.
Every school had the cat girl.cat dragging GIF Giphy
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.
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.
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.
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
Every middle and high school had that kid.
They either did something one time and never seemed to shake the ensuing reputation and school-wide identity based on that one act, or they were simply known for repeated antics.
And unfortunately, teenagers can be wildly cruel. Anyone that strays from the norm is wide open for rumors, daily abuse, bullying, and total rejection from the others.
Sometimes, the offense in question is trivial, and as adults in hindsight we understand that the crowd was overreacting. But other times there are some truly concerning or bizarre behaviors committed by teens at school.
Redditors gathered to remember their school's most out-there kid.
Rabbit-Effective asked, "What did the 'weird kid' do to earn that reputation?"
Nate with the Crustaceans
"He brought a live lobster to a middle school dance and let it go on the dance floor during the dance."
"Wasn't even a question of 'who would have done this?' It was Nate, Nate did it..."
A Classic Case of Mistaken Identity
"He thought he was a robot."
"Often you'd find him in the halls alone talking to electronics about destroying the human race or having a conversation with a locker."
In His Defense, He was on Vacation
"Set his arm on fire on a school trip to France. Sprayed his arm with deodorant for about a whole minute before getting someone to light it."
"It wouldn't go out until he used the tap in the bathroom to douse it with water. He ended up with blisters and permanent scarring."
"So the school trip ends and we go back to school the week after. All of a sudden me and 4 other kids get pulled into a classroom, to be questioned by police and the head teacher.
"He basically told his mum that we did it to him? Obviously this did not stick, as we all had the same story."
"If I had facebook I would look him up, see how life is for him nowadays."
Cosplayin' in the Halls
"Dude would wear a storm trooper costume and taped an old flip-up phone to his arm and pretend to talk through it. This was in HS."
"He was particularly odd because he was like a born genius so he'd often get bored in class and get up to some weird sh**."
"He had a notoriety for shi**ing his pants at least once a day and was super casual about it."
"I remember I was behind him in the hall one day when I saw a massive turd plop out of his short legs. He looked back at it and just kept on strutting."
Down to Earth Personality
"Collected earthworms when it rained (in the pouch of his hoodie...) and then laid them out in the schoolyard, spelling his own name. He cried when he saw that it had been scraped from the pavement the next day."
"By that time he was around thirteen."
"Predictably, people (we) started calling him 'worm-kid.' He got expelled around a year later, for throwing a fistful of earth at a teacher."
Curious From an Early Age
"When we were about 15, Harrison (we were all addressed by our surnames) decided one day to wrap his penis in adhesive tape during a biology lesson. I can't remember why, nor how he managed to remove it, but I was impressed."
"He also held the record for stabbing into the desk between each finger of his outstretched hand with a compass (a very sharp point) as fast as possible, despite hitting a finger at least once."
"He later became a distinguished surgeon."
"There was this guy, in class below me, who just ate everything."
"Once he went to the front of the classroom where the sink thingy is, took a big stack of paper towels back to his place and just started eating it mid-lesson."
"Another time he drank a Capri Sun in class and when he was finished he just ate the package with straw and everything."
"The weirdest thing was when he ate a toy car the teacher brought to show something. He just sat in front of the teachers desk took the car from it and swallowed it without saying anything."
"He would put on sunglasses and stare at girls' chests. It was obvious." -- archSkeptic
"Peep 'n creep" -- BigHairyStallion_69
"Even pulling off sunglasses in school without an ulterior motive is a bold move" -- CollectingAsylum
"Cut himself in class, waited for the blood to congeal a bit then ate it."
"Just writing that made me gag."
"Years later he got arrested for stabbing someone."
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Weird kids are always both weird and unsettling, somehow.
School is a weird and unsettling time already so anybody who contributes to that environment is already stressful.
But when that person takes it to the next level and forces the space around themselves to be strange and unsettling, we know we have a problem.
Here were some of the answers.