No one knows what’s really going on around the school better than teachers. They know all of the disturbing stories that take place in the education system and they've witnessed insane parent-teacher interactions. The educators of Reddit have commiserated and decided to tell all of their sordid tales. Who is doing what with whom? Which fellow instructors are cheating on their spouses with students? What kind of serious diseases will some students fake in order to get out of homework?
Around every corner of every hallway in middle school and high school there is a different rumor waiting to get its wings. Most of these rumors are nothing more than hearsay, often the silly tale of some scorned freshman with a broken heart. There aren't many student rumors based in truth but every once in a while a juicy story comes along that actually has some real legs.
School walls can’t talk but when teachers share their crazy rumors on Reddit, it's the next best thing.
Anything For The Team
From Reddit user BlueTatungFan:
"We heard from a disgruntled boyfriend that his girlfriend had let the entire basketball team have sex with her, one right after the other. We took it as a jealous/angry attempt to smear her reputation, but obviously had to look into it for safety reasons and because it reportedly took place on school grounds. We did some asking around and quickly found out that she had indeed had sex with the entire basketball team in roughly 45 minutes before one of their games. She said someone brought it up as a joke because it would bring the team good luck. One thing lead to another..."
Roller Coasters Are One Sure Way To Induce Pregnancy
From Reddit user scribble23:
"A group of giggling 12-year-olds in my class told me that one of their fellow students wasn't in today as she was pregnant.
"I phoned home, fully expecting this to be some stupid rumor started by the kids on the school bus that morning. But no, my 12-year-old student was not only pregnant, but had actually given birth in her bedroom during the night. She was a little overweight anyway and wore big baggy jumpers (everyone did back then so nothing unusual there) so no one noticed at all and she told no one, claiming she had no idea.
"I'd taken them all on a school trip to Alton Towers theme park the day before and she'd been on all the roller coasters and rides! No wonder she gave birth..."
The Old "I'm Dying" Guilt Trip
From Reddit user fourfrenchfries:
"I heard a rumor (from other staff members) that an exceptionally bad kid chose to misbehave because he was dying of cancer. It turns out the kid was told in second grade that he had six months to live. Despite having missed half the year, the school shuffled him along to the next grade so he could stay with his friends, trying to not ruin his limited time on earth. However, he continued to miss tons of school for treatment and continued to not die, despite doctors estimating his time remaining to be very short. He continued to be shuffled along in school, until suddenly he found himself in high school and almost illiterate. So he acted out and misbehaved and when teachers tried to discipline him, he would scream I'M DYING!! to try to guilt his way out of punishment."
"My House Exploded" Is The New "The Dog Ate My Homework"
From Reddit user MCyorke:
"[I heard] that a student couldn't hand in their assignment because there was an explosion in their house. Having heard many excuses before I was very skeptical to say the least. An hour later guidance called me down to inform me that the student had been living with some sort of drug dealer and their apartment had indeed experienced an explosion due to drug related equipment. I didn't see that one coming and the student got an appropriate extension on the assignment."