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    Did anyone ever have anything really dramatic or alarming happen during their time at school?

    The fire bell sounded one day in secondary school and we all filed out thinking it was a drill. Then we looked up at the main block and saw smoke billowing out of a window. It transpired that one boy had deliberately set light to the library store room!

    A boy fell from the top of the ropes in PE once, in junor school and an ambulance was called. I seem to remember he wasn't too badly hurt. And around the same time, another boy thumped a teacher after he'd been told off. He was suspended and the event was major news amongst the children for months!

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    I remember one day when 3 ambulances had to be called to my school, someone slipped on some ice, another fell off a trampoline & someone else cut their hand open while metalworking.
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    When I was at secondary school, one of the pupils in the year above got suspended for throwing a fire extinguisher at a dinner lady...lol

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    We all piled out into the playground back in 1973 once after the fire alarm went off and were told it was actually a bomb scare! Someone had apparently rung the school as a hoax and we had to stand there for ages while the school was checked over.

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    I remember a bomb hoax at my school in the early 1990s, along with lots of false fire alarms because someone thought it was a good laugh to set them off every few weeks.
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    Someone in my year got knocked down by a drunk driver on the way to one of our exams. That was pretty dramatic, not to mention surreal as we were all pretty strung out anyway with it being one of the exams. It was right next to the school, so when we were going in all we could see was someone lying on the grass with people crowding around and all the teachers panicking. The victim thankfully lived to tell the tale, but it was all pretty horrific and at the time.

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    Before it was knocked down you could just about make out my secondary school from my bedroom window. One summer evening all these alarms and sirens were going off all of a sudden, I took a look out my window and all you could see was smoke billowing from the direction of my school. Turns out that one of the science blocks had burnt down, to this day I'm not sure if it was actually determined how though. Either someone had done it on purpose or it was caused by something inside the building itself.

    I can remember taking a look at the remains of the building itself the next day and being totally gutted at not getting a day off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    I remember a bomb hoax at my school...
    This remided me that after I'd left school, in the 90s I actually worked in a school. It was in Aldershot, an army town. As such we had two drills: the fire drill and the bomb drill! The difference was that the latter involved all the classes congregating MUCH further away - in a neighbouring field!

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    Another incident I can remember was when a couple of dodgy characters sneaked into the school grounds, found a bike that was unlocked in the bike sheds, & nicked it.

    They were spotted in the act, & were chased over the school field by the classes using it at the time & into the woods behind, which made the whole event very farce like.

    They dumped the bike there & ran off on foot.

    I never heard any more about it, but as far as I know the bike was recovered alright.
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    A boy in my class at prep school 'went spastic' (I know it isn't politically correct but it was what we called it a the time!) and threw a chair at the Headmaster, who taught us Latin. An hour or so later we saw him being carted off by his parents funnily enough never to be seen again.

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