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Former Students Reveal The One "Incident" That The School Never Stopped Talking About

Every school has that one scandal that stays in the memory of teachers and former students; some of these are crazy, and honestly, you might find your high school was pretty boring, relatively.

TheCreeperFacedOne asked Reddit: What was 'The Incident' at your school?

Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.

When hockey parents attend an Easter Egg Hunt, chaos ensues.

Easter Egg hunt, in 1998. I think five people were injured. One had to be taken by helicopter to the hospital. I was never really sure of the specifics, but apparently some of the parents were trying to cheat and find eggs for their kids, instead of letting the kids do it themselves. This led to arguments and things got out of hand.

Fortunately, no one died. And the school didn't ban easter egg hunts. It just banned parents from it.


This doubleheader. 


Our robotics coach (FRC) is currently under investigation for embezzling over $30,000.

Update: Verdict is in, complicit but not guilty. It was another exec, our PTA Liaison. Coach just signed the paperwork and ignored the problem. Final number is $40,000, but some of that is from PTSA not solely robotics. Still not sharing team number though.


Someone got a sex toy from their secret Santa (both were dudes). This was a party, during lunch, at school, with the whole class in attendance. No adult supervision. Long story short, it turned into a free-for-all game of dodgeball until it got stuck behind a TV mounted on one of the walls. And there it sat, for 2 years, until a teacher found it - during an open house for incoming Freshman.


Oh dear.

My freshman year of high school three deer broke a window and ran around inside the school until a teacher chased them out.


That teacher a legend.


This is pretty unfortunate.

The football and track coach got impaled by a pole at the stadium as he turned around to say goodbye to a student while he was on his bike.

That was 5 years ago.

The coach? I was on his football team that final year. We didn't win a single that season. My dad forced me to do football, and Coach Adams could tell I was one of this kids, so he didn't care I never tried. He was the most nicest man from sports I ever met. I remember walking home, and he rode past me on his bike saying "Have a good night, insert my last name".

I also remember having to use his phone, because my dad took away my phone. And he was more than happy to help me out.

It sounds like I knew him really well, and despite him also knowing my older sister quite well. I didn't know, not at all.

I was just another kid on the team to him, but that didn't stop him from being super cool.

The last time I saw him in person, was turning in my gear in the morning.

I remember marching to his class, all proud. And he told me "If you decide you actually wanna do this again, you gotta get tougher!" And he said it in a way, that he was being cool about it, yet honest.

I remember saying "Sure thing", signing my name on the thing for the gear, and getting the hell outta there.

The last time, I sent him a message to get his media class for the second semester because I hated AVID. He told me to go talk to him, and I never did. I wish I did, then I could have actually been cool to him.

I remember going to school, and walking into first period. Seeing my SCIENCE teacher, who didn't know him, crying. I saw two other fellow athletes on the team, also crying. I remember thinking "Should I be crying?" I felt bad because I didn't.

Anyways, if you go into the yearbook for 2012-2013 and see his freshman team in the photo next to him. If you see number 65, we'll that's me.

Like I said, I didn't even know him like that. I was forced to be on his team, and I'm glad in the end I got to see his personality for myself. Some coaches are actually awesome.


Jeez, my high school was boring af.

Some of these are pretty tame compared to what I've been reading but here we go.

Senior prank 2009, four boys (all teachers' kids), cut down all the trees next to the high school. They didn't cut them all the way down, though. They pretty much just cut them in half. Cameras caught everything. They ended up being arrested, suspended, and unable to participate in graduation.

A girl got arrested in the middle of my senior history class for selling weed. Apparently, she dealt out of the handicap stall in one of the girls' bathrooms and hid her stash in the ceiling tiles.

Two pregnant girls (both probably around 7-8 months along at that point) found out they had the same baby daddy and duked it out in the hallway during passing period.

Edit: Not sure how I forgot this one:

A guy in my class had SEVERE anger issues. Anyway, GF broke up with him. Used to see him crying in class and in the hallways a lot, but no issues other than that to my knowledge. Then, she got a new boyfriend. One of his close football buddies. He lost. his. sh*t. Upon finding out, he immediately went to the class they were both in and tried to open the door, only to find that it was locked. So he punched through the security glass. His hand was cut up and bloody, but he still managed to open the door. Due to the quick thinking of the teacher, and his apparent sudden realization that he had royally f*cked up, he stopped his rage and the administrators and police officers were there before he could hurt anyone. We still aren't really sure what his intentions were, but he was suspended and had to do court-mandated anger management classes.


Nooooooo the poor chickens.

We had a chicken pen at our school. Big fence around it many chickens. We come to school one morning, and all the chickens have been beheaded as well as a couple birds which have been stoned to death.


Did they find out who did it?


Of course this is in Florida.

Sophomore year: this tall, really strung out kid who I can best describe as a hybrid between a glam rocker and an emo kid was accused of getting into the locked bathrooms by the trophy case and fingerpainting with poop in said bathroom. Rumors also spread that he got the trophy case. People took pictures on their phones.

Junior year: We kept having brush fires due to Florida being in a perpetual drought. People claimed they found used condoms and chocolate sauce on the baseball diamond, which was one of the evacuation areas. There was also the gang of freshman girls who were lighting trash cans on fire with those sparkler birthday candles, causing mass hysteria and interrupting one of my classes when they lit up one of the trash cans in our hallway. Finally, there was the bomb threat where a crane got hit by a school bus in front of at least a thousand students while we were evacuating. The video spread like wildfire and the bomb threat was a "senior prank."


But abstinence only, right? Amazing that other Redditors knew who this was.

A girl got pregnant on the trip to DC.


Was your school from Long Island?


It was.


The plot thickens.


There are so many questions.

Two guys were smoking pot in a bathroom and somehow managed to set a toilet on fire.


Two guys were smoking pot in a bathroom and

They got caught? Meh, pretty lame story.

somehow managed to set a toilet on fire.

What the f*ck?


Never underestimate a stoners ability to accidentally f*** something up.


Beats getting blown up.

We had 3 bomb threats my freshman year. First one was some angsty sh*t, and the last 2 were just because we got out of class all day with the first.

Specifically that first one was legendary, the school had NO plans or preperation for this event, so we all milled around the athletic field for 6 f*cking hours.

Edit: school was in southern Maine.


Hiding the D with an A.

In Elementary School.. the "incident" was when this kid named Alex stuffed paper towels into a soap dispenser and lit it on fire in the bathroom... the whole school was evacuated and major shit was to follow...

In Middle school... the "incident" was a well liked kid that most of us thought had it all, decided to commit suicide. It was very devestating to so many of us in the school and really brought home how you never really know what struggles the kid next to you is going through.

In High School... "The Incident" was that a semi-popular kid was regularly getting it on with a teacher... it wasnt well known, but was whispered about. A friend of my brothers' leveraged this to his advantage, telling the teacher on the day of the final exam... "I think I got an A in this class... because I know about you and My Friend, and I dont think you want anyone else to know"... He got the A.


And his friend got the D.


Wonder where the kids learned this...

My junior year of highschool, some girl got in a fight with another girl over a boy. They fought in the cafeteria and their friends joined an it quickly turned into a riot. Police came, one of the girls got tasered and parents were called.

The kicker is all of the parents then went across the street to the gas station and started fighting before being arrested.


Gee I wonder where the kids learned their conflict resolution skills...


This escalated quickly.

Kid kept crapping in his hand and writing messages on the bathroom wall with it. You'd be in class and hear "The north corridor bathroom on the second floor is now off limits" and you knew

Edit:Yes. Your school had one too. Yes you gave him a nickname. Yes it may be a sign of abuse.


The chamber of secrets has been opened.


Enemies of the smear



You'll be next Mudbutts.


This is awesome.

There were a few. But I think the best/worst one was when the senior class prank (vandalism) was to put weed/grass killer on the football field to create a giant dong.

It could be seen on google earth for years.

Edit: It wasn't the class I was in, just that it was A senior class.


That's actually hilarious.


Um, with what? Test tubes? A real Heisenberg.

Someone was making a "meth lab" in their locker.


Read this as "math lab" and thought you must have a really lame school for that to be 'THE INCIDENT.'


Someone was just doing way to much calculus.


And was a graphing calculator dealer on the side.


I'm not exactly prone to winning things - but I do have one glorious moment of winnerhood that really is all I need in life. As a child, my church would throw Halloween parties every year. One year, I was handed a raffle ticket along with my trick-or-treat candy. At the end of the night, ticket numbers were called - mine was the last one called. I still didn't know what the prize was. Once I made it up to the stage to collect it, I was presented with a box of puppies and prompty LOST MY TEN YEAR OLD MIND. I thought I was just going to cuddle them, but nope! I got to pick out my brother and I's best friend for the next decade. We named out litlte box puppy Bear not knowing he would grow up to be a massive doberman who weighed triple digits.

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Listen to me, if you never take another piece of advice in your life, take this one: take any advice anyone gives you with a grain of salt. Yes, I'm fully aware of the irony happening in this article right now.

I've been on the receiving end of TERRIBLE advice. Example: I was explaining to an acquaintance how frustrating it can sometimes feel to be so short - not just because I can't reach things or because of my spinal pain, but because people often treat me like a child. They unintentionally treat me like I'm dumb, naive or otherwise incapable. That's when this person hatched their master criminal plot for my life.

I should just go ahead and park in handicapped spots and ignore any tickets I got for it. According to them, since I have occasional spinal problems I should probably have a tag anyway. I could just ignore tickets until I had to go to court, then show up in court and play naive and nobody would ever really punish me for it. Dude. No.

One Reddit user asked:

What's the worst piece of advice you've received?

Believe it or not, it gets worse. Here are some responses:

No Mom, No. 


My mom told me that if I like a girl I should just follow her everywhere she went and give her gifts, like a vial of my blood (actually said that).

No mom. No.

- huazzy


"Never go to bed angry."

This was written in lots of wedding cards! We totally ignored this advice. Because if you're tired and getting more cranky you're more likely say something you will regret. We just sleep on it and in the morning, if its still worth discussing, you can go in with a clear head - or sometimes its not worth bringing up and you can both move on with your day.

- _northernlights

Never Trust The Roommate

Dating a girl in Uni, her roommate told me she "loves an*l, but is shy about saying it."

I learned:

A) Always discuss an*l in advance

B) Never trust the roommate

- billbapapa

No Effort Needed

To not put any effort into finding a partner. Just sit back and it will happen.

That might have worked once when people were more social and went to church regularly and things like that. Also it was common in the past for older people to make an effort to introduce single people to each other. Society just isn't like that anymore.

When I was single, my way of life put me into contact with very few people who were actually single and eligible and interested in me in return. If I hadn't put the effort in to meet someone I would have remained single.

- Waitingforadragon

Your Parents Don't Know Everything

My parents encouraged me to go to a University that costs $63,000 with no financial aid when I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. "You'll figure it out" they said. They also had me deny the federal student loans I was granted through FAFSA as it wasn't worth it.

I transferred, graduate in May, and that 1 year in school is 45% of my 4 year aggregate debt. Declared a Finance major so I can make informed decisions and not rely on their shitty advice. I'm trying to get into one of the best Macc programs in the country and that debt level is seriously inhibiting my ability to go if I get in.

Your parents don't know everything.

- kingbrownied1

Change Him

"Marrying him will make him change."

Followed by...

"Having a kid with him will make him change."

Followed by.....

"Having a second kid with him will make him change."

Followed by....

divorce papers and child support.

- ghost0427

Because Other Men...


I was once taking my buddy's girlfriend for a walk because he asked me to keep her busy while he was at work. While we were walking, I stumbled upon an old high school classmate of mine who gave me that look of "damn, what you got there?"

I didn't pay any attention to it and just kept walking. After a while he sends me a message on my phone, asking me if that's my girlfriend. I told him she wasn't, I told him she was only my buddy's girlfriend who I was keeping busy. He told me to "steal" the girl and I obviously told him that's ridiculous and that I would never do something that disgusting.

His advice to me was: "Just do it because other men will always do it to you." The most ridiculous piece of advice I have ever had the displeasure of hearing.

- SirOberon

Just Do It Fast

I was learning to drive and kept nosing out to turn but couldn't see if a car was coming (I am turning they would be going straight). My friend that was teaching me simply said, 'Just do it fast'.

- Bodymindisoneword

Not Allowed

Both the worst and best advice... I'd just finished my first day of work for a company who'd hired me to work as a DB admin. Instead of doing anything related to the job title, they had me doing data entry all day in excel. I was alright with it, believing that it was just a temporary introduction type thing. Certainly wasn't what I wanted to do.

Brother asked, "So how was your first day?", "Eh, kind of lame. Data entry in excel is boring and I don't get anything out of it."

To which he responded, "Word of advice, you're not allowed to not like any part of your job. You can like some things more, but never dislike something."

I quit the next morning after having a complete nervous breakdown resulting from thoughts like:

"Is this what working is? What's the point of even existing if I'm not allowed to dislike (and subsequently try to avoid) jobs? Why would I ever want to go through life doing what I hate and trying to smile about it like it's alright?"

I certainly reacted more poorly to that experience than I had to any before in my life, but it made me realize that I would rather be homeless or dead than live working a job I hate for someone I've never even met in a company that doesn't care about me.

I work for myself now, and sure there are still things I have to do for my own business that I may not like... and I may not be all that successful, but everything I do now is for me. I love what I do and wouldn't trade it for any amount of financial security.

- cascade_olympus

Break Up Because You're Happy

Some of my high school friends told me to break up with my boyfriend because we didn't fight. Apparently that meant there was no passion in our relationship. We didn't fight because we discussed problems in a rational manner, rather than screaming at each other in public displays (which were common among this group of friends).

Fifteen years later, I'm happily married to said boyfriend, and haven't talked to those 'passionate' friends since high school ended.


So what's the worst piece of advice you've ever gotten? Tell us your stories.

H/T: Reddit

I object! Where is the open bar?!

There are a few requirements that are a must at every wedding, or at least they should be a must! It's a no brainer... a couple in love, music and a cake. Seems simple enough! It's suppose to be a celebration, not a prelude to a funeral. If your guests are having to put the wedding together for you during the ceremony, or fainting from starvation, or bored out of their skulls because you've allowed family and friends to relish in their fifteen minutes of fame threw self-indulgent speeches... YOU HAVE FAILED!

Redditor u/RedxSmoke was wondering what almost brought them to an "I Object" reaction by asking... What is the worst wedding you've ever been to? What made it bad? Now toss the bouquet!

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We should know our worth when we are working. This goes for anyplace: school, our jobs, our home life. And we know when we can stare somebody in the face when they're challenging our worth.

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They say revenge is a dish best served cold, and I guess that's true for major stuff. Like if someone assasinates your lord, leaving you and 46 of your homies as ronin samurai and then dude takes your girl, too then OBVIOUSLY you devote yourself entirely to plotting and exacting your revenge. Don't even get me started on the merciless vengeance that you can expect if you mess with John Wick's dog. If Hollywood has taught us anything, it's not to anger Keanu Reeves. He's just out here trying to live his life in peace, so he may seem like an easy target, but he WILL end you without even breaking a sweat. There's no sweat in revenge this cold.

But what about the minor annoyances life has to offer? Do they really deserve cold revenge? What about petty lukewarm revenge? Can it be just as delicious? Short answer: YUP. One Twitter user asked:

What is your most memorable story of petty revenge?

Honestly, these don't need a major introduction. It's a parade of pettiness that made several people cackle wickedly. James, whoever you are and wherever your doughnut fingers may be right now, we hope you're happy with yourself, sir. Yours was perhaps the deepest betrayal.

Concrete Pumpkin

I have a friend whose pumpkin\fall display at the end of his driveway would be run over by the neighborhood jerk. It happened every year. Friend decided to put a stop to it.

He withdrew money from his savings account so he would have enough to buy the largest pumpkin he could find, along with several large bags of Quikcrete. filled that puppy up and made a real pretty display.

The jackass broke the axle of his sh*tty car when he hit that pumpkin and could not drive away. My friend had his car towed away, too.

- cuddlenazifckmonstr


My coworker throws out her lunch in the garbage can at my desk instead of her own, because she claims she can't stand the smell of old ketchup that's been sitting out for a couple hours. I've asked her several times to stop, but she will then just wait until I get up to go to the bathroom and do it, and hide my garbage can under my desk so she thinks I won't see it. There's no reason for it. The cafeteria offers lids for the ketchup cups, so she could just put the lid on it and throw it away - but she refuses to get lids and insists on leaving her food garbage to stink up my area.

Now, when she does it, I wait until she goes to the bathroom, take out the little plastic container that she had ketchup in, and put it way in the back of her bottom desk drawer. There's 6 in there now, the oldest is over a month old. So far, she hasn't noticed the smell. Gonna keep doing it and see how long it takes her to notice.

- Brunurb1

Ring The Alarm


In response to an (admittedly pretty good) practical joke, I hid seven battery powered alarm clocks in the perpetrators room. Set them to go off one by one roughly every 40 minutes between 2 and 6 AM. Last one was hid in the ceiling.

- pancakesareyummy

Pay The IT Guy

Someone owed me $50 and refused to pay, so being in IT I reduced their Mailbox size so they could only hold around 10 e-mails, removed them from distro groups so they missed important group e-mails, and every day for like 3 months I went to their account and checked the little box "Must change password at next login"(We used an elaborate pw scheme).

- roguemerc96

The Austin Powers 20-Point Turn

There's a new truck in my apartment's parking lot. Whoever owns it always parks it taking up multiple spots, ALWAYS. Weird angles, close to the stairs, all over the place (no assigned parking unfortunately). Months of this.

I drive a much smaller car than that, and I'm petty/passive aggressive, I've been waiting for my chance. A few days ago was my shot.

I got home quite late and there were zero spots open in my lot. Big truck is parked across 2 spaces again, but there's juuust enough room on their driver side for me to sneak in there with my little clown car. I carefully pull in, making sure not to touch anything, no damage, no nothing. My passenger side mirror is half and inch from their driver side door. I giggled to myself all the way back to my apartment and set an alarm and waited. The following morning I wake up before the alarm to loud door slamming and stomping around. I check out my window and I see the double parking culprit walking around both vehicles, taking pictures, texting someone, taking more pictures, I'm shaking with glee. They then swallow their pride, let out a visual sigh, and climb in the passenger side, clamber over the center console, and Austin Powers 20 point turn their butts out of the spot.

I've never been so proud of myself and my sh!tty, petty, passive aggressive ways.

- Here2Lol

No Labels

My brother did something to his annoy his then-girlfriend. So she took the labels off all his canned food/tins in the cupboards. Are you opening a tin of beans? Or a tin of tomato sauce? Or cat food?

Kinda hilarious.

- WhoriaEstafan

Don't Mess With My Dogs

I found out my then boyfriend was cheating on me. And he threw my dog across the room when we were discussing what he had done. I moved out immediately. More for hurting my dog than anything. So as I was moving out I took his entire porn collection and microwaved them one by one. It only takes 3 second each. Took me about an hour to go thru them all. I put them back in the case, then back where they belonged. Not sure if the microwave was still usable, did not really care. He was also a manager at a restaurant and would bring home tons of food. They had really nice coolers that the food came in so I called the GM and explained I had moved out and that I wanted to return the boxes. He lost his job. Then I was getting collection calls for him, so I gave them the new girls work and personal number so they could find him. He's her problem now.

Don't mess with my dogs.

- Phoneprincess

James Has Doughnut Fingers


Back in the late 90s I worked at Best Buy and one Saturday a month we had to come in 3 hours before the store opened (so 7am) for a mandatory all store meeting where we watch the video from corporate, give out employee of the month awards, go over department goals, and the like.

Well, there was a guy in our department James who was a pretty crappy worker and showed up to the meeting an hour late and the manager took him aside and fired him. Apparently the manager didn't watch him on his way out of the store and he went into the break room and stuck his finger in every single doughnut they brought in for our break. So literally the only mild positive of getting up at 6 on Saturday was ruined.

20 years later and I still miss that doughnut.

- profJesusfish

Brake Check

My friend in high school was such a drama queen but it worked out hilariously sometimes. He was cut off by a driver who had no brake lights and it pissed him off so badly that he followed until a cop was behind, merged around the guy and then brake checked him so the cop would see that he had no brake lights. The holler he let out when the cop pulled the other guy over is still one of the funniest moments of my life.

- ohheyitsshanaj


When my wife and brother in law were younger, she got the best petty revenge on him for something they don't even remember. My brother in law did something to irritate my wife back when they were in high school.

My wife turned off the TV, wrote "broken" on a piece of paper taped to the TV, shut off the power strip, and flipped the batteries around in the remote. Took my brother in law several days to figure it out.

- SteevyT

H/T: Reddit