And I like to roam the land
- May 18, 2002
or the sort of thing kids are really scared of?
..on page 3 of this very thread, for a start, and in its own dedicated thread here.Timble2 said:
Fluttermoth said:When I was at primary school, there was a tale that a pupil had commited suicide by jumping from the bell tower (actually not a tower, just a small dome on the roof; the bell was long gone by the time I went there)
I believed it until I went to the local college and heard exactly the same story about the bell tower THERE.
Anyone else heard this one?
Interesting note here: through younger relatives, I've heard that students at one of the two grammar schools in the town where I grew up still pass along the urban legend that two members of staff (one male media teacher and one female whose subject I cannot recall) were rumbled in their extra-curricular and extra-marital affair when a video tape of their going at it in the gym (her bound to the bars with school ties) was found by a student who had discovered it in place of his group's media project.
Except this definitely isn't an urban legend. It was a huge and hilarious scandal during my last year at school in the town.
It made the local press and both teachers were dismissed and, understandably, moved away.
Edit: misremembered: it was a media project, but the teachers were chemistry and physics--it seems that it made the national papers, too. The search for the story turned up lots of more recent students saying 'I never knew this really happened!'
Awww, the head - what a party pooper.Lastly, there was a rumour that one of the teachers was trans, and said they wished they could dress like Lady Gaga in school. But that was me, which rather short circuited everything when I came out to everyone. The head told me not to dress like Lady Gaga. Spoilsport.
We had a school caretaker who looked like Adolf Hitler crossed with a chimpanzee. Of course the rumour circulated that he actually was Hitler - who had not been ratlined to Argentina or Brazil, but was hiding in a secondary modern in the back end of nowhere putting sawdust on piles of sick and roaring at spotty gobshites. The situation was not helped by the fact that some of our teachers were veterans of WW2, and actively propagated the myth.
And he really did look like Hitler crossed with a chimpanzee.
Lastly, there was a rumour that one of the teachers was trans, and said they wished they could dress like Lady Gaga in school. But that was me, which rather short circuited everything when I came out to everyone. The head told me not to dress like Lady Gaga. Spoilsport.