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.
"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."
Two Middle Schoolers Were In Over Their Heads
From Reddit user Naleid:
"I heard about two sixth graders who were rumored to be involved in prostitution. A teacher later confirmed it as true, as both students were discovered dead, murdered while working as [sex trafficking victims]. I don't remember the full story but the teacher was heart broken because they were her students."
This Poor Girl's Family Implicated Her In An Immigration Scheme
From Reddit user NightwingDragon:
"There was a girl in one of the middle schools that I work at [in] seventh grade. It became pretty obvious that she was several months pregnant, and obviously people started talking.
"Come to find out that the girl's family married her off to some sicko in the Dominican Republic. According to what was going around, they took a trip down there, married her off, and he got her pregnant, with the goal of using her and the baby as a way to make it easier for the father to immigrate. Not sure how well this would have worked, but this was the rumored plan.
"The rumor started to pick up some serious traction very quickly once she started showing and it became obvious she was pregnant. She apparently confided in someone that she was not a willing participant in any of this. The authorities got involved and made a visit to the home. Not sure what happened. They went to go make a second trip and the entire family disappeared. We have not seen or heard from the girl since and have no idea if she's in a different part of the state, the country, or went back to the DR."
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..."