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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.


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The Road Less Traveled

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All Those PSA's Didn't Do Much

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