Strange things your kids have brought to school

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  1. Pisces_Fish

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    Today I had a student bring a turtle to school. In his pocket. A live turtle. And he had it in his pocket all day, until around 2:00 when he tried to let it go at recess. :dizzy:

    I asked him where he got it and he said he caught it in his backyard a few days ago. He told me he reached into his pocket to pet it and it bit him, so he thought it was best to let it go! :lol:

    Luckily, his skin didn't break. I told my AP and she and I had a good laugh about it and called his mom to let her know. Normally this student is so well-behaved and quiet, it cracked me up!

    What crazy things have your students taken to school?
     
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    Very similar story, but it was a frog, not a turtle. We found out when Y came in after lunch recess in tears asking to go back outside to look for his frog. We thought he had found it outside, turned out, it was his pet frog who had been in his pocket all day!
     
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    Pot.

    To sell.

    He was a 15 year old 5th grade student. He failed that year, too. In juvenile detention.
     
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    We have a student who brings a frog to school....every day. He calls himself the "Toad Master" and knows everything there is to know about frogs/toads. He is very socially inept, so the administration decided to let him bring the frog to school because it's a way for him to make friends. And it strangely works...kids ask about his frog and are impressed by his knowledge!

    The best part is....I get him next year haha.

    The winner from this past school year had to be my special little guy who brought a severed animal paw to school. Some girls ran up to me and told me that he was trying to touch them with the paw. Being an obvious health hazard, I sent him straight to the office. The paw was confiscated and his dad brought him new pants to wear.
     
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    A kid brought a turtle he found on the side of the road a few days earlier. It stunk and never moved.

    I'm glad it wasn't a long time pet since I had to tell my sweetie his pet was not alive.

    We had to put it outside because it smelled so bad. This was back when plug-ins had little gel packs. During a break, I slipped off to the restroom and tucked one in my bra. My body heat was enough to make it kick in. I remember lots of kids telling me how good I smelled when they hugged me goodbye.
     
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    At a different school, one boy brought a loaded handgun and another brought a stun gun.

    I prefer dead turtles.
     
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    Keeping in mind I have low functioning students with disabilities...
    One time I went into my student's backpack and I found empy plastic bottles and empty cardboard food boxes. I couldnt' figure out what she was doing with them. I later asked her mom and she said while waiting for the bus she dug through the recycling bin and just started to load up her backpack...geez mom, did you think of stopping her?? LOL
     
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    - A cat in her backpack. She wanted to play with it at recess.
    - $100
    - Birth control pills.
     
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    My first year a little girl brought in pictures of her dead baby sister in a casket. Apparently the baby passed from an ailment when she was about 3 or 4 months old. It was very uncomfortable and the child kept sneaking the pictures to school to show the other kids. Finally I had to call in her mom for a conference to get her to stop. It was so uncomfortable :(
     
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    A $50 bill one time.

    a DS player, Nintendo's

    Working phones, in Kindergarten

    This past year I had a little guy bring toy cars. Every day it was a different car. He also brought a toy lizard, how he got it into his pocket I don't know. He also brought a bright red belt. When he went home he had that one on and his brown belt in his pocket.

    Nothing extreme
     
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    :rofl: Genius!
     
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    I had a 2nd grader who brought his cell phone (government issued, he was very proud of this) and kept it on speaker for the end of the day so his mom could listen in to his bus ride home, I guess.

    When I was in kindergarten a classmate brought in his mother's bra.
     
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    When I was teaching sixth, but out on maternity leave, a boy brought his mom's, um, toy. As in the one you would keep in your nightstand. The sub heard it vibrating in his desk and had to confiscate it. THAT was an awkward phone call home.
     
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    Desperate times call for desperate measures. :haha:
     
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    I once found an adult toy in the kinder wing. It was still in the packaging and showed a rather graphic picture of a woman on the front. I'm sure the kid thought it looked like a bracelet or necklace or something. Lol! I brought it to my principal and be said "now I know what to add to the end of the year teacher goodie bags!" It was pretty funny!
     
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    One of my student's brought in a shoe box full of frogs. He opened it for show and tell and with a fly flying around the room, the frogs all went after the fly at the same time! Yep-11 frogs jumping all over the room! It took us awhile to catch all of the frogs! Thank goodness the kid knew how many frogs he brought with! There was a little excitement and the kid was banned from opening any more containers with critters he brought! They had to be self-contained with a lid!! :)
     
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    Furry handcuffs - he tried to use them on another student do my principal ended up dealing with the situation and calling the parents.
     
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    My mom is a school psych in an elementary school.

    Many, many years ago, a sweet sixth grade girl found a stray cat on her way to school. The kitty had hurt his leg, and this girl picked him up and brought him to school with her. She showed him to her teacher, who sent her to the office.

    I'm a bit sketchy on the details of how exactly it happened, but long story short, my family got a cat that day.
     
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    Once a student brought me a brown envelope from another teacher. I wasn't expecting anything from him, so I took a quick peek inside. It was a Playboy magazine. It was an issue featuring the band Kiss. He knew I had a huge collection of Kiss stuff, and he had a subscription.

    I teach middle school, so we get porn, cigarettes, & condoms. Once a kid had a couple thousand dollars on him.
     
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    One day I checked my own child's backpack as per usual morning routine. He had a habit of bringing toys and wasn't always cooperative about not playing with them during inappropriate times. The bag was cleared. I went to go brush my teeth quickly before taking him to the bus stop. His dad walked over to say bye for the day and something made him stop and check the backpack again. He said it seemed too full. When he opened it, out jumped our two pet rats! Now can you imagine what would have happened if he had taken them to school?
     
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    Yup. Adding pot. When I was teaching HS, roofies and cocaine were also popular.

    I've had kids bring water bottles filled with vodka and end up in the ER... which is why they can't bring water bottles anymore.

    Another kid brought a box cutter and pulled it on me in class.

    I'd rather have turtles, frogs, and kitties!
     
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    :lol::lol:!
     
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    My mentor teacher, in her first year (probably 30-some years ago), had a little boy bring a bird in a shoe box. Not knowing better, she let him show the class. Of course, she then had a terrified bird flying all over the tiny classroom, leaving 'messes' over everything. She had to shepherd the kids out into the hall while the principal came to help deal with the escaped bird.
     
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    Ditto, except mine was without batteries, he was a 2nd grader, and it was his aunt's toy!
     
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    Not me, but my P would tell a story of how an older student brought in a personal video of his parents & was showing it in the locker room.
     
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    Personal? How.......personal?....:eek:
     
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    Very personal, as in private, never to be seen by anyone other then the person you are making the video with. No clothes, bedroom personal.
     
  29. cutNglue

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    Suddenly an a potential escaped set of rats and a terrified flying bird leaving a poopy mess seems small compared to some of these umm... personal stories.
     
  30. Irishdave

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    Two Beers (for me)!
    We were making a recycle project,
    Lamps made out of Soda/Beer cans and scrap wood.
    They were supposed bring clean cans, but the student brought TWO FULL cans of a great beer (I don't drink, I was told it was a great beer :naughty:) I had to pour the beer down the drain.:eek: He expected me to drink it!
     
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    What was the district doing, wasn't there an alternative school for him?
     
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    Hope the student didn't get in trouble. Seems harmless enough even if he should have known better. :lol:
     
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    No we had a great laugh over it. when I told the other teachers, and the principal they asked why I didn't drink them! (off campus of course) this was back in 1975
     

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