As all teachers know, dealing with students of any age is a complete gamble with your sanity. Elementary school kids are prone to immature outbursts and are harder to control, but middle and high school students are smart enough to actually plan out devastating pranks on each other. Plus, students can be gross at any age. While most classes have no problems, it's only a matter of time before a teacher stumbles upon The One Kid They'll Never Forget. The kid who does something so unpredictable, so disturbing, so enraging, that they'll take the experience with them for the rest of their lives. When teachers (and sometimes other students) discuss these details, shocking stories emerge.
Kindergartener Draws A Really Disturbing Picture
From a former Redditor:
A little girl (kindergarten) drew a picture of herself then coloured the whole page red. When [I] asked why she coloured everything in red the kid said, "That's what I'm going to look like when I blow myself up."
Kid Injures 60-Year-Old Teacher
From Redditor /u/frozen_baozi:
I was not in the class, but my friend was. What happened was that there was this old white teacher about 60 something years old. We'll call him Mr. M for this story. Mr. M told a student to be quiet because he kept interrupting the class and was wandering around the room constantly. The student kept talking back and Mr. M gave the student a warning that he was going to get a referral. The student then attacked the teacher by grabbing his tie, choking him.
Then the student started to hit the 60 year old teacher and slammed his head on the corner of the table. Some other lowlife waste of space student was recording and was [egging] him on. In the video you could see a couple students running outside the classroom. Minutes later, when Mr. M is unconscious the b*stard is still beating on him. Finally, the hall monitor came and the student was taken into custody. Rumors went around the school that he did it on purpose to go back to juvy...
Kids Blow Up The Groundskeeper's Car
From Redditor /u/ronniejean1:
My friend['s] dad was the grounds keeper but everyone hated him because he always busted the younger kids for going out to lunch and handed out a lot of detentions. One night a couple of guys started his van on fire and it blew up. He wasn't that nice, but he was just doing his job. He lost a lot of personal items in the van (I heard from another teacher).
He was so upset he quit, and their family didn't have much money as it was. It was horrible and my friend transferred schools because of it.
Student Locks Teacher Inside Classroom After Fire Alarm Goes Off
From Redditor /u/jjjmills:
One day we had a fire alarm (a real one - this happened often at this particular school). [One student] was the last student out of the room and when he left he laughed in my face and slammed the door shut. He stood outside holding the doorknob so I couldn't get out. He wrenched or jacked the knob so hard that, once he fled the building, the doorknob didn't work any more. I was trapped in my classroom with the fire alarm going off and I couldn't call anyone to let me out because they had all gone outside with the students. So I sat there with my fingers in my ears (the fire alarm was VERY loud) for about an hour. Eventually I heard voices outside - it was the firefighters responding to the call. I explained the situation through the door and they all had a good laugh, then they brought a custodian in to jimmy the door open.
That was the worst day of my teaching career. And then of course the kids mocked me for it for weeks afterward. That kid was definitely the worst in terms of classroom behavior.