What A Shocker!: 30 People Reveal The Most Jaw-Dropping Scandals Of Their Schools

School supposed to be fun but that’s not the case for these ones

#22 A Stinky Cold Case

What A Shocker!: 30 People Reveal The Most Jaw-Dropping Scandals Of Their Schools 1
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The poo bandit. Someone made a huge mess in the boys’ bathroom in my high school, like a full-scale horror show. The walls, the stalls, the bowls, the sinks.

We had a big assembly about it and our deputy headteacher was urging whoever knew anything to come forward. The cleaners refused to go near it and they had to get industrial cleaners in suits to come in. He would not let it go, he was an ex-cop so saw it as a detective-style mystery. He’d randomly pull people out of class to interview them, he’d lose his mind in assemblies, he just would not stop. You could see even the other teachers cringe when he’s still be fixating on it 6 months on.

We’d all laugh every single time he mentioned it, and of course the name “the poo bandit” was born. People would accuse their friends of it, for a laugh, and one time this really sweet chunky kid got accused of it. He took it well and saw the funny side which gained him a lot of popularity in the end. I’m 30 now and if I ever mentioned the poo bandit to any single person that was in my school they’d instantly remember and start laughing. I remember one time someone said, “I am the poo bandit” in assembly, and then another person stood up and said the same, and another, and another. It was one of the funniest things I’ve ever encountered.

Mr. Pearson never did find the poo bandit. It forever remains a cold case scandal. —kicksjoysharkness