Although educational institutions are typically secure places for learning and personal growth, some former students can attest to some shocking experiences that occurred during their time at school.
Worst Scandals To Happen at Schools
While some of these cases have been handled swiftly and efficiently, others still linger in the memory of those who were affected by them. Read on to find out about some of the worst scandals these social media users have experienced at their schools.
Trigger Warning: Some readers may find these scandals upsetting or disturbing. While we do not go into too much detail, there is mention of death, suicide, s*xual violence, and murder.
The Teachers Hot Tub Club
At one school, a scandal was uncovered involving some of the faculty members and an exclusive club known as the ‘hot tub club.’
It was revealed that each week, these teachers with hot tubs would host a gathering where they all got intoxicated and engaged in swinging parties, according to the user. Eventually, this club was discovered by one of their spouses, which caused many of the members to leave the school.
A Risky Video
One user told the story about the time a girl committed a sexual act in the toilets of the school, which was recorded and distributed around the school.
Eventually, the police had to get involved because it was considered child pornography.
Hidden Cameras in the Bathroom
When in elementary school, one user was shocked to find out that the principal had been arrested for installing hidden cameras in the bathroom. The principal’s actions were seen as intrusive and caused distrust and dismay among both students and faculty.
Student Expelled for Sending an E-Mail Threat to President Clinton
A student at a certain school was expelled after sending an email threat to the White House, threatening to kill President Clinton’s pet cat, Socks.
After tracking down the computer that was used to send the email, Secret Service agents arrived at the school a few days later. The student responsible for sending the message was immediately removed from campus.
Student Death in Front of The Teacher
A student in PE class was playing a game with his friends in the water, trying to see who could hold their breath the longest. Unfortunately, one student hit his head against the gutter when going up for air and never resurfaced.
His friends and even the teacher didn’t immediately notice, but it was eventually noticed by some football players coming back to the locker rooms.
Sadly, the student ended up dying, and the teacher was fired, though the commenter felt that the school was to blame for having only one adult supervising over sixty students.
The Student’s Threat Resulted in a State Police Search
A 4th or 5th-grade student wrote a threatening message in the bathroom at their middle school, warning people not to attend school that Friday or “I will bang bang.”
This led to an investigation by both county and state police, who searched everyone’s lockers for firearms, and everyone’s classes were canceled for the day.
The Overachieving Student Went Nuts
An overachieving student in one commenter’s year exhibited erratic behavior, where they defecated into a teacher’s bag and attempted to climb up trees.
Despite the initially high expectations, the student did not end up skipping years in school and going on to university early like was expected of them.
The Drugdealer Who Didn’t Want to Get Caught
A student in middle school sold marijuana to another student who foolishly smoked it within the school building. The seller, not wanting to get caught, pulled the fire alarm. As a result, everyone was sent home.
Teenage Pregnancy Turns Dark
“A Student hid pregnancy from her parents. She ended up giving birth at home and killed the baby,” one person said.
120 Smartphones Stolen
The principal required students to turn in their phones for the day at a middle school. Unfortunately, 120 of these phones were stolen from the office where they were being kept.
“When the religion teacher cheated on her husband with the math teacher,” one user wrote.
Sexual Intercourse With a Minor
Unfortunately, these stories in the comments section were not uncommon but came out in the end.
One user claimed the principal slept with a student, and his distasteful text messages were leaked.
The Affair Turned Murder Scene
According to one user, a teacher who supposedly had an affair with a student was arrested and released on bail.
In a turn of events, she emailed the other teachers to say it wasn’t an affair, that the student forced himself upon her, and that she was blackmailed by the student. She even attached screenshots of the texts.
“Later that day, she murdered her husband and committed suicide,” the commenter said.
The Student’s Chlorine Bomb
At one school, a student decided to create a chlorine bomb. As soon as it was thrown in the trash can during lunchtime, a lockdown was initiated, and the bomb squad took over.
Unfortunately, every single student and faculty member had to wait for two hours or more in scorching 95° weather until their parents showed up to collect their kids.
According to one commenter, one senior in the short story class in Michigan was charged with the brutal murder of a friend and drug dealer.
The teacher came into the classroom in tears after hearing the news. Later, students found out what had happened, and the friend of the commenter was involved as a witness during the trial, as they worked at a hardware store where materials for the murder had been purchased.
Another user shared the story of two local girls who were killed by the caretaker, and their bodies were hidden in the school. The caretaker attempted to use the clay kiln to burn their bodies but was unsuccessful. Eventually, he disposed of the bodies a few miles away from the school.
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These stories are a reminder of the scandals that take place in schools and how important it is for students, teachers, and staff to remain vigilant. While some of these stories may seem like jokes, others were very dark and tragic.
What was the worst scandal to happen in your school? Let us know in the comments section!
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Caitriona Maria is an education writer and founder of TPR Teaching, crafting inspiring pieces that promote the importance of developing new skills. For 7 years, she has been committed to providing students with the best learning opportunities possible, both domestically and abroad. Dedicated to unlocking students' potential, Caitriona has taught English in several countries and continues to explore new cultures through her travels.