You put anybody in the same room with each other for months on end, and you're going to see both the best and worst of one another. Take school, for example. The days are long, and the work is hard. And sometimes the students crack under pressure. A few brave teachers took to Reddit to share the most particularly outrageous student outbursts they ever saw.
1. A less-than-slamming story from Brolee.
I teach middle school and have witnessed many meltdowns. A favorite was a new girl in my class. She threw one of my calculators across the room so I told her to go the office. She went out yelling/swearing and I just stood there non-reactive. Then she went to slam the door on her way out. Or at least she tried. Can't slam a safety door--self-closer. Couldn't help but have a laugh at that.
2. JumpingBeanExtreme has a kid that was burning with rage and also just burning.
I had a first grader that was hot (we did not have air conditioning), so he stood up, knocking over his chair. That wasn't enough so he threw the chair then walked to my desk and cleared it off with a swipe of his arm. After that, he pushed the intercom button calling the office and before they could answer he stepped into the hall to sit down to wait for the principal. Once the principal arrived to take him to the air conditioned office, the student bit the principal on the arm (we heard the hollering as we were trying to clean up). He was suspended for 3 days and got to stay home in his air conditioned apartment.
3. There's always a Daniel. For VincentVega92, it was Daniel.
Not me, but a teacher friend of mine was proctoring SAT's when one kid flips his desk and screams "FUCK YOU DANIEL!" And storms out. Turns out Daniel had been ripping his own pubes out of his junk and putting them on the kids shoulder in front of him. When the kid in front of him found out he obviously flipped out.
4. This kid in Swaglul's class is a real jerk.
Math teacher here, i had a 2nd yr student whip out his penis under the desk and start masterbating because he couldn't think of the last answer for the final exam. I had to send him to the deans office and his explanation was "It lets me think more clearly"...
5. Teacher meolalashes says the desk jobs aren't necessarily the safer ones.
It was my first year teaching out of college and it wasn't the safest of schools. It was my French 1 class with almost 40 students. I had a student throw a desk in my general direction because of frustration from another student.
6. User khaleesilc is just another teacher who's only in it for that sweet, sweet teacher $alary.
A student went off on a math teacher down the hall while she was beginning her lesson. He started screaming, "This doesn't make sense! You don't fucking care about us! You're a bitch! None of y'all teachers care! You're only in this for the money!!!"
7. Nature? Nurture? Who cares? This story from clfowler proves that some kids are just monsters.
I work with three year olds and they very easily get worked up. There was this child in my class that was throwing musical instruments at other kids and around the class. I attempted to stop him and he turned around and bit me to the point of bleeding. He then proceeded to knock over 2 shelves in the classroom while randomly smacking kids along the way. His parents were called and they eventually pulled from the school after seeing the footage. Honestly though, stuff like this generally happens every day. Teacher abuse is a real thing, people!
8. The girlfriend of thicka is a teacher and has a story about a kid with laser-focused rage.
"I once had a student who was using a laser pointer during class presentations that day and after his group was finished, he was of course the normal freshmen and decided to shine it around the room. Before I was able to tell him to cut it out he managed to shine it in another students direction. The student who had the laser pointed at him exploded. He flipped his desk screaming a string of profanities before punching my cinder block wall shattering his hand. He then stormed out of my classroom before i was able to address the situation/get him some help for his hand." -gf
9. User surreal_d had a runner.
I once had to chase a kindergartener who ran from school. We finally caught him almost a mile away and had to drag him back kicking and screaming. He tried to bite, kick and hit us all the way. Finally the district police arrive and drove him the rest of the way.
10. SCVanguard teaches band, which is like football except you can't spike a trumpet.
We had auditions for the upcoming year's band placements. Kids were huddled around the glass window of my office where we were going to post. The glass is not sound proof...but many students thought it was.
I overheard a student of mediocre ability exclaim, "If I don't make top band, I'm going to quit." Not surprisingly, he didn't make top band. When he saw the listing, he yelled, "FUUUUCK THIS SHIT!!" I opened my office door just in time to watch him pull his $2000+ trumpet (which his parents bought him) out of his case, spike it on the ground, and stomp on it.
He didn't come back the next year.
11. Hawt4teach has been to hell and back. A few times.
Where to start...either the time a six year old flipped 32 chairs in my room and I had to evacuate the rest of my students I cannot remember the trigger, it may have been to not moo in another kids face. Or maybe the time a five year old who needed to use the restroom but wasn't able to communicate the need tore every piece of my calendar off of the wall as well as posters and then proceeded to throw every students book bag off their tables. Then there was the time another five year old in his last day in my class absolutely destroyed my room. Chairs, scissors, books, crayons and anything not nailed down thrown around the room as well as the student pulling down his pants and waving his junk when the principal came in to deal with it. I work with a lot of students with undiagnosed emotional/behavior disorders so these were weekly occurrences for two years. So exhausting.
12. We can presume worldunravel is not a math teacher.
I had a student throw a tantrum for hours because his mom first gave him two $1 bills, then took them back and instead gave him one $5 bill. He was upset because he had fewer bills.
13. SMallery just couldn't dodge the darkness.
In PE, we combined the two separate classes and we're playing dodgeball. Class vs class. Everyone was having a good time until this one kid just started screaming and hitting himself with one of the balls. He was just standing there screaming, everyone looking at him. And then he just stopped and left.
14. You don't mess with a person's glitter, madamc303
I work in a detention center as an art teacher and one of my students threw furniture because we ran out of time to use glitter
15. And watch his back teaching-man did.
I had a kid who was clearly wasted on something in class. They call him up to the office, he out of his head. He had a bottle of some kind of alcohol, they confiscate it and call his parents. He grabs it off of the principals desk and pounds it finishing it and then does a full on end zone spike with the bottle. He gets belligerent and more incoherent, 911 is called and it took 4 fire fighters to strap his ass to the gurney, he was trying to fight all of them. He's talking all sorts of shit to my principal threatening his life and his wife's life and his kids lives. They get to the hospital and like 4 hrs later the kid has finally calmed down and he's apologizing to everybody and it finally seems like its all over and my principal says, "Ok, buddy, I'm gonna go, your parents are here and you seem better." the kid says thanks and that he's sorry, and as my principal his the door the kid says "Hey, one more thing." my principal stops and says, "Whats up?" The kid says"Watch you fucking back"
16. And finally a story form Menculus. Sorry, Mencelus.
Anyway, I'm a university teacher in Hungary. One of the interesting things here is that certain names are VERY popular, and so, lots of people will have them. Like, there are half a zillion Zoltáns, Annas, Gergelys and Judits. Another name that pops up a lot is Hajnalka (often shorted to Hajni; this is important later, there will be a test).
So, anyway, I have a lot of classes, and a lot of students. I try to remember names, sometimes it's hard. One class I had, the student's name was Hajnal, rather than the ubiquitous Hajnalka. When calling out names to take attendance, I sometimes forgot this slight difference (and really, there are SO MANY Hajnalkas, I don't know why the parents went for the non-standard version, but whatever).
So, one class I'm calling out names, say "Hajnalka" and the girls suddenly turns beet red, yell "For fuck's sake!" and storms out of the room, flipping a chair or two over on her way out.
She profusely apologized later, but the whole scene was sort of surreal. And she didn't return to the class that day, and she wasn't outside waiting after the end. It was like, zero to Holy Shit in less than a second.