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12 Stories of of the Most Disturbing Things That Teachers Have Ever Heard Their Students Say

12 Stories of of the Most Disturbing Things That Teachers Have Ever Heard Their Students Say

On December 13, Reddit user u/SecretariatGodHorse asked fellow Redditors who are part of the r/AskReddit Community, “Teachers of Reddit, what is the most disturbing thing you’ve heard a student say?” In an instant, the Reddit thread went quickly viral and as of December 22, has over 7,100 comments. 

Now, with all of that being said, take a look down below and read the following 12 Stories of the Most Disturbing Things That Teachers Have Ever Heard Their Students Say:

1. Stories of Disturbing Things #1 – The Treasure Worth More Than The Student:

“During my second year student teaching (a teaching unpaid internship), a student brought a few bags of heroin to school in his backpack. He pulled them out in the hallway to show his friends before recess. He said ” I brought treasure from home, my Mom says it’s worth more than me!” The kids were ooing and ahhing.

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The most fucked up part is that the school expelled him. We didn’t help him at all. I think about him still, 9 years later…. Oh, this was a 8 year old; 2nd grade. Public schools give up too easily.”

Redditor hpcantstop

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2. Stories of Disturbing Things #2 – The “Salt” Around The House:

“I had a student tell me about his parents leaving salt around the house. Bizarre, but I didn’t connect the dots until they were arrested. Turns out, that was cocaine.”

Redditor Richomeres

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3. Stories of Disturbing Things #3 – She’s Not Her Father’s Favorite Child:

“Last weekend I sent positive emails to the families of all of my students, because remote learning is hard and the kids are really stepping up. On Tuesday, when I saw one of my classes for the first time since sending the messages, a girl said to me, “That email you sent made my dad happy. He doesn’t like me that much, and it made him like me.” My heart broke for that poor girl. She’s bright, friendly, and hard-working. I asked her (privately) if she was safe at home and if there was anything I could do to help – she told me her dad liked her brother much better.”

Redditor Pinkkittenfur

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4. Stories of Disturbing Things #4 – The “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”-like Student :

“I had a student who was “sweet & innocent” to adults. However, when alone with other kids he would curse at them and manipulate them to do his bidding. When the other students would complain, the student would act innocent and deflect anything that was said to him. I couldn’t prove anything when I expressed my concerns to mom (mom played the victim). One day, however, I introduced flipgrid ( a video recording service for assignments), to which the student went on video and started spewing racial slurs to another student. ON VIDEO, this boy exposed himself. I sent the video to our principal. Mom gets called in to have a conference (mom plays the victim again) about his behavior. The student gets transferred shortly after.”

Redditor shinymedic

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5. Stories of Disturbing Things #5 – The Threat One of My Students Made To Me on His Second Day in My Class:

“One of my students threatened to kill my dog while I was out walking her. This was after he had cussed me out, ripped up his work, and disturbed the class. It was his second day in class.”

Redditor wii1199

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6. Stories of Disturbing Things #6 – The Name This One Student Called Me:

“Coached Elementary PE. Had a 9-year-old student call me an “infested tampon sucker”.

More surprised than angry. At the time I was 23 and never heard an insult like that.”

Redditor notsosilentfart

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12 Stories of of the Most Disturbing Things That Teachers Have Ever Heard Their Students Say

7. Stories of Disturbing Things #7 – What One of My Emotionally Disturbed Students Wants To Do To His House:

“A student once told me he was going to burn his house down. We talked about how that would ruin his house and how he could possibly hurt his mom and dad or himself. His reply was, ”I’d make sure my mom was dead before I burn it down.”

This kid is 8.

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Edit: Thanks for all the upvotes! I work as a special education teacher, specifically with students who are emotionally disturbed or have other disorders that impact their behavior. This isn’t even the most fucked up thing I’ve heard… just one of the most memorable!

Also for those of you wondering about the possibility of abuse, I truly do not believe he is being abused. He has been my student for several years and it’s not uncommon for him to make disturbing statements. In fact, if I had a dollar for every time he told me he was going to poison or stab someone, I would almost have enough money to fully fund my classroom!”

Redditor ser0135

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12 Stories of of the Most Disturbing Things That Teachers Have Ever Heard Their Students Say

8. Stories of Disturbing Things #8 – “Just Hit Her”:

“Not from a student, and not from me but from a teacher friend.

Parent: “Oh, you can just hit her. I hit her all the time, it’s fine. Just hit her.”

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9. Stories of Disturbing Things #9 – The Student Who Believes Animal Cruelty is an Okay Thing To Do:

“That animals have no feelings so we shouldn’t feel bad about abusing or killing them.”

Redditor 90sdaydream

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10. Stories of Disturbing Things #10 – The Things This One Troubled Student Did To Get Put on Probation:

“We had a student at our school who was on probation, yes only probation, for stalking two students and a teacher he was angry with, finding out where they lived, and killing their dogs. He told the school psychologist that he wanted to kill people and he was going to kill random people he didn’t know so that he could keep killing as long as possible without being caught.

I know this only because the school psychologist was so worried for all of our lives, and the school was not required to disclose this info to any of his teachers, so she broke HIPPA to tell us because she wanted us to watch our backs.”

Redditor klingonds9

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11. Stories of Disturbing Things #11 – The “Vibrating” Bed:

“Second grade teacher here. A student recently told me his parents have a vibrating bed. I had to hold back laughing.”

Redditor Paradise_Princess

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12. Stories of Disturbing Things #12 – Why This Student Liked Stabbing People:

“I don’t stab people because I hate them I do it because I like the way the skin pops when I stab them”

Ummmm right…. so the mitochondria is the power house….”

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Redditor notradio

12 Stories of of the Most Disturbing Things That Teachers Have Ever Heard Their Students Say

Which of the stories listed above left you in shock and/or horrified the most? Let us know which stories down in the comments section below!

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