We’d love to know how this happened. Or, we’d love to know how this person wasn’t tested for being an arsonist right away. We’re sure there’s a test for that. Though there might actually be a reason for this beyond “kid had a lit match inside his or her pants.”
The friction of pulling the match out of the pocket might just have provided enough heat to catch the accelerant on fire. Denim can provide a lot of friction, and some of those pockets can be pretty tight. Still, why did the kid have a match? Probably not for a good reason. CONFISCATED.
This Was a Superhero, Wasn't It?
We get a best-of from one teacher, which includes some of the top hits: live animals, pranks, and more. We have a bunch of questions. Why bring a live bird inside – and how, exactly, did the teacher confiscate it? Just let it out the window? Then there's the hand buzzer. Was it just a harmless prank? Yeah, that's pretty much what they are. Still, not nice to have in the classroom.
Then there's the luchador mask. Why take that away? We know there are dress codes, but it seems a bit unnecessary. Wait, was everything listed here from one student? That would have been great.
Ah, the Classics
You just can't beat the old tactics. This seems like something that is right out of the fifties with a superman mag hidden behind a history book. You'd think that kids these days would be a little more tech-savvy, using their phone to watch Netflix or something like that behind the history book. Or an English book, in this case.
You gotta give the kid credit for trying to have some fun in class without making it too complicated. The comic book was still confiscated because the classroom is a place for learning and not reading comics, but good job kid. You'll go far in life.
Chew on This Song
A lot of the stuff teachers have to confiscate is dangerous or just distracting, but sometimes a bona fide piece of cool enters the classroom. Case in point, this pen, which is a private, hidden radio. We're kind of surprised that the teacher was even able to discover the student was using it if it's as slick as the description makes it out to be.
But, things that get confiscated must be returned eventually (or most things, anyway), as long as the students promise not to use them again. Even a really cool, fancy, hard-to-discover item like this. Which the student almost certainly started using again.
This Is My Great-Grandfather
Why are skulls so popular to bring to schools? It's because they're pretty rare (ignoring the fact that we all have one inside our head). How many people do you know have one? Not that many people, we'd bet. Of course, it's a super, super creepy thing to bring to school, and we bet it was confiscated pretty quickly after it was revealed to other students.
However, the story makes it seem that it wasn't actually confiscated, it was just the kind of thing that will be the start of a very important conversation between a teacher and the student.