So, there was a shooting at the school I flunked out of.

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I remember one time in high school I left one of my classes quickly so I could go to my locker and get a book that I would need for studying, it was the last class of the day and I didn't feel like fighting people to get to my locker. My school has a lot of outside areas and courtyard in the middle, and certain buildings are for certain things, and my locker was in one of them and not near the class I was walking from.

So just as I closed my locker and was walking back to class there was an announcement that the school was on lock down and this wasn't a drill, and I was stuck outside and I didn't run into any security guards, I have no idea where they were. So I got back to my class and I was knocking on the door to be let back in, it took a while and a scolding from the teacher.

The thing was all the doors to the buildings were locked, I guess I got lucky with that one, so I couldn't be let back in anywhere. Apparently some guy came on campus with a gun and was going to kill himself there, for some reason, and it wasn't far from where my class was.

Good times.

Right so, I'm in year 10. Our school is next to what is possibly the busiest road in town, and to ensure our safety the council built a mini bridge thing for anyone and everyone to walk over. Our school is full of show-off jerk wads, however, especially in our year,(but still, they're 15, they should know -.-) and about 7 people have been run over since January, most in stable condition with a few broken bones and whatnot, and in hospital for like a day, but some with major, major problems leading off of this. The school should probably do something about that.

I won't bother mentioning the usual secondary school mishaps, but the worst news I have so far from my university is this:

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See the roof?
Well it's made of layers. Despite costing the welsh assembly 35 million, it was built with the assumption that Wales doesn't have any wind.

It's 2 years old and twice now its roof has partially blown off, scattering material all over the roads in and around the city centre behind it.

At the other campus a student was found dead in the river, so yeah.

- Cardiff Uni on the other hand has had a suicide this year and Glamorgan has had a sexual assault the other year. They're both good uni's though, I think every uni has its fair share of unfortunate events. I'm unaware of anything else happening at my Uni.

After i'd left the school one of my teachers was arrested for having child porn on his laptop.

It's quite heavily rumored that some students set him up though and he never seemed like the sort when I was there so I'm not so sure he was guilty.

I think the worse thing to have ever happened to a school I left was a few liver problems due to drinking.
Students.
Honestly, I'm glad I left, since passing semesters was all about having elder peers handing you their work, and having elder peers was all about drinking with them. Imagine doing that for 5 years.

No shooting, no raping, just another brand of human stupidity.

Let's see here, in middle school a murder took place a few blocks away from my school, one of the substitute teachers was caught selling crystal meth, and one of the janitors' zambonis caught on fire. In my high school there were two bomb threats so we were forced to stand outside in the middle of January for about three hours, and some guy robbed a bank near are school and decided to hide in the woods near are school for a few hours which forced us to be in lock down. Also someone was threatening the lives of our schoolboard president and his family which caused him to resign, oh Greater Amsterdam School Distrect why you so wacky?

Bvenged:

- Cardiff Uni on the other hand has had a suicide this year and Glamorgan has had a sexual assault the other year. They're both good uni's though, I think every uni has its fair share of unfortunate events. I'm unaware of anything else happening at my Uni.

Glamorgan's was just a high profile sexual assault though. I reckon every uni has several a year that don't get reported.

OT: I never really saw anything interesting at my schools. I'm about to start at Aberystwyth in September, can't imagine anything too wild happening there either.

Raven's Nest:

Bvenged:

- Cardiff Uni on the other hand has had a suicide this year and Glamorgan has had a sexual assault the other year. They're both good uni's though, I think every uni has its fair share of unfortunate events. I'm unaware of anything else happening at my Uni.

Glamorgan's was just a high profile sexual assault though. I reckon every uni has several a year that don't get reported.

OT: I never really saw anything interesting at my schools. I'm about to start at Aberystwyth in September, can't imagine anything too wild happening there either.

Yeah, most likely. Apart from the area around it flooding, I'm unaware of anything happening at Aberystwyth this year. I got a friend there but he's not mentioned anything, which is good.

lacktheknack:
An armored vehicle stopped outside the University of Alberta "HUB Mall", carrying the money used to stock the ATMs.

Few details are released, but police are searching for suspects in the shooting of four people, three dead and one in critical condition at the University hospital.

The shootings happened around midnight.

"Well, at least the shootings happened late at night when the mall was closed, so no one except the armored vehicle staff were around," you may say. But that's the thing: HUB Mall is a really cool building that has a reeeeeeeally long row of stores on either side - with STUDENT RESIDENCES lining the sides on the upper levels, with several student lounges.

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That's the upper levels - there's a bunch of design workshops on the lower level of the mall.

So hundreds of students heard the shootings, and many students doing crunchtime in the workshops were rushed out of the building while the students in their homes were told to stay in their rooms. They're allowed to leave now, but can't go back in.

I'm told that the area around HUB Mall is nearly dead - the few who are there are silent and in shock. The entire University is reeling.

Now here's the part that scares me: My favorite spot in the entire university is "Skyview Lounge", an over-the-path suspended lounge that offers a lovely view out over the rest of the campus through a wall window.

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Right there, through the window just over the pedway.

So, had I done better on one final, I would have had a summer class to make up for some classes I was doing badly in (I flunked out by a minimal margin). And since me not doing too well in school is a sticking point at home, I would have stuck around at Uni as much as possible (I did that before I flunked). Thus, it's frighteningly likely I could have been IN THE HUB ATRIUM WHEN THE SHOOTINGS HAPPENED. If I was sitting in the right chair, I would have watched them happen (albeit from a distance).

Source.

The U of A seemed like one of the safest campuses, having lots of security and a high student density. It's scary as hell to have that shattered, considering that I'm considering going back at some point.

For discussion, what's the worst thing that's happened at your school, and where were you at the time?

Huh, seems like they caught a suspect at the U.S. border.

http://news.yahoo.com/police-murder-suspect-arrested-us-border-020156135.html

At least, it seems to be the same story. Read this right before stumbling into this thread.

..Wow, this thread seriously makes me comfortable about living where I do, and the schools located here. The worst I've ever had was a couple of security lockdowns due to one or two suspicious persons wandering across the school yard, but never actually tried to enter the school.

You people had crazy ass schools, lol.

The very worst thing?

Someone got their hand put into a rotational power-sander lost lots of skin.. it was icky

But thats the worst, yeah I know, rural England isn't exactly the harshest place in the world...

When I was doing my GCSEs, some 11 year old got hit by a 40mph-moving bus and very almost died. He lost his memory for a couple of days but I think he's alright now. I was out of school for lunch at the time and didn't see it, which honestly is a bit disappointing...

Other than that, there was a girl who slipped in the shower and banged her head, and she died. I had left that school to do my A-levels, but there were pictures on Facebook of people setting off them chinese lanterns near her home. There was literally about a hundred of them being set off.

On reflection, my school was a surprisingly safe place, considering it's in a not-so-good area.

The worst that happened at my school was a suicide attempt last year. The kid wanted to jump off a bridge next to my school during break, and the bridge spans over a highway and a canal. Poor kid asked his classmates if he should jump in the canal or the highway.

They responded highway.

We don't have any serious criminals in the Netherlands so my experiences pale in comparison to most on here. But there was this one time when the amount of required hours in school would be raised and students went outside to protest. They called it going on strike, even though it's protesting. And then they walked over to the police station close to the school. They were shouting the stupidest thing I've ever heard. But it doesn't translate well into English.

This was the stupidest thing I've ever seen for a number of reasons. First of all the idiocy and ineffectiveness of the protest itself and secondly yelling and throwing stuff at the police station while the police had nothing to do with it whatsoever. Even at the time I couldn't take it seriously.

Someone tried to kill themselves.

Our school got raided by 2 people, then got forced out by the assistant head.

Nothing really happens at our school.

Back in at the University of Reading in the UK there was a group of Chavs who travelled around in a car looking to pick fights with the students. One night they chose our group to attack, but being that the group was mostly female and it had actually been a pub night for the Christian Union we were coming back from we just flat out refused to fight. A couple of us took a few hits, but then left us once they realised we weren't going to be any fun.

Very shortly after, the group they decided to attack turned out to be the Uni's rugby club. Strangely, that's when the attacks stopped. Say what you will about Karma.

my pa who worked in EMS once told me how a girl was diagnosed with anthrax at a middle school, and the security guard freaked out and said that out on the loudspeakers prompting chaos.

by the end of the day, more students died of trample deaths then the "supposed" anthrax...

Bvenged:
I won't bother mentioning the usual secondary school mishaps, but the worst news I have so far from my university is this:

image

See the roof?
Well it's made of layers. Despite costing the welsh assembly 35 million, it was built with the assumption that Wales doesn't have any wind.

It's 2 years old and twice now its roof has partially blown off, scattering material all over the roads in and around the city centre behind it.

At the other campus a student was found dead in the river, so yeah.

- Cardiff Uni on the other hand has had a suicide this year and Glamorgan has had a sexual assault the other year. They're both good uni's though, I think every uni has its fair share of unfortunate events. I'm unaware of anything else happening at my Uni.

Had a similar experience at a school of mine. It was built in the 60's, and apparently the architect had based the design on buildings he'd liked when he was in Italy. Flat roofs, light colours, open and airy.

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As you can see, that ain't Italy, it's Sweden. Which tends to get buried in snow or icerains. Something an architect would perhaps have taken in consideration before he made perfectly flat roofs without proper draining. The snow piled up to at least half a meter one year, and it was the same year as several old sport halls and warehouses collapsed due to the weight of the snow. Now, that didn't happen, but we had a few rooms noone wanted to use just in case... Also, once the thaw came, the roofs started leaking, which ment that we had to stumble around buckets of melted snow on the floor for a few weeks. Good times...

Perhaps architects shouldn't be allowed to travel too much during winter time? :P

I go to a small time Community College in Hawaii, pretty peaceful place. The worst incident that I ever witnessed over there at KCC was some guy that was screaming his lungs out in rage at some security guard, talking about how the man had "ruined his life" or some nonsense.

Most recently, a middle school, which was already defunct got burnt down.

My town is pretty boring.

fozzy360:

Huh, seems like they caught a suspect at the U.S. border.

http://news.yahoo.com/police-murder-suspect-arrested-us-border-020156135.html

At least, it seems to be the same story. Read this right before stumbling into this thread.

That's the guy. The last figure I heard was that he had $330,000, so it looks like we have our man.

Steve Dark:
Very shortly after, the group they decided to attack turned out to be the Uni's rugby club. Strangely, that's when the attacks stopped. Say what you will about Karma.

...lolwut

The only thing that could be stupider would be to attack the Black Belt clique.

Bvenged:
I won't bother mentioning the usual secondary school mishaps, but the worst news I have so far from my university is this:

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See the roof?
Well it's made of layers. Despite costing the welsh assembly 35 million, it was built with the assumption that Wales doesn't have any wind.

Already found your problem.

All kidding aside, the worst that has happened to the last school I went to [read: Highschool, getting good paying jobs right after graduating, ftw] was a rash of 'gangs'.

Now, my town isn't considered a poverty stricken one, though we do have a couple of low income housing districts.

At the same time, we dont have gated communities.

Here are some of the names of the local 'gangs' that popped up after me and my friends, who were voted most likely to shoot up the school/bomb the school not by students, but by the staff themselves, graduated:

Skater boi Mafia

Rejects

Yardies

Coral Cove Boys

I. Am. Not. Making. This. Shit. Up.

The worst thing that happened? besides the usual beatings and fights, the SBM [jesus christ I should of beat that kids head in while I was still in school] broke into a Baptist church and broke four air conditioners.

Damages were reported at about $300 though, since all they did was break the fan blades.

why do I laugh at this? Between me and the group I used to hang out with, we had enough expierence and know-how to cripple the school, undermine their computer systems, break basically anything that was and wasn't considered unbreakable, and terrorize other students on a primal level.

For example, we regularly broke the school's firewall just for the hell of it, causing the IT people to collectively shit their pants when 4chan's /b/ board was set to the entire schools homepage.

One teacher, I will call her Mrs. B, who had taught both my Mom and Dad once told the other staff that "if one day that boy shoots up the school, dentonates a bomb, or something even more destructive, it wont be anyone's fault but our own."

she was a really cool chemistry teacher.

tl;dr, >ITT Kids these days dont know about causing mayhem.

Kalezian:

Bvenged:
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tl;dr, >ITT Kids these days dont know about causing mayhem.

I read it all, and that's hilarious!

You're right about "kids these days". I'm only 19 but people walking around a year younger than me, think it was "rebel" to knock over a pedestrian island cone, then leg it after doing so. What a baaad-ass's they are!

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See those cuboid cones in the middle of the road, marking out the pedestrian island to traffic? Yeah, the ones made of cheap plastic in case a car hits them; thin enough to allow some of the light inside them out, held in place by against the half-foot-tall-but-similarly-wide base?

Yeah, apparently it's bad-ass to pull it off and push it over, something that takes about as much effort to push a trolley (shopping cart) down an empty supermarket isle (which in my opinion is ever so slightly more bad-ass but much more fun, especially if you jump in).


After going to college from approximately 2 months, my course subject dictated that we learn some command Prompt commands first hand. When my lecturer tried to open it, she was greeted with an admin lockout, the same went for the small number of people in my class. The administrators had locked all users out when designing the security of the network for obvious reasons. Now this college had ftaken on the course "computer security and forensics", which I was paying for, but couldn't deliver the resources needed for the class?

I hacked access to Command Prompt and then proceeded with what I should have done that lesson (some basic diagnostic lines such as IP config etc.). What I didn't realise was that I had access over then ENTIRE Coleg Gwent network.

When I did realise this, I started testing the waters by accessing usually closed-off directories. When this proved successful I investigated some more, never delving deeper than the root directories. I got to the point where at the press of a button I could have wiped everything on the Wide Area Network covering 3 Coleg Gwent colleges, 10 miles apart, educating 1500 students employing 500ish staff (or something, it's 3 colleges); showed my tutor the access I had then cleared the code. she was surprisingly impressed.

A few minutes later an IT dude was in the room checking the connection of one of the computers so I loaded up ye' olde Prompt, and accessed one of the directories again. I called him over and showed him what I had control over, to which he GENUINELY asked "But what can you do?"... "uhh, Everything?" was my dumbfounded response considering I had just shown him I had access to one of the out-of-bounds drives.

He grunted a few times, took about 3 words of notes then said "Don't do it again, I'll get [some other guy] to sort it out."

That was that. I will never hack for any malicious intentions as far as I'm concerned, but you have to be careful when you do, The last thing I'd want is to be sued doing something good because I didn't have permission to gain access.

OT: Those thick-skulled teenagers acting hard but not doing much are realistically inferior in the ever-evolving information age that we live in - and half of them aren't even as "rebel" as they think they are. I've told many-a-troubled teen to fuck off, right in the street.

More on topic - that was a nice story about something that happened at the local college I go to every week, as apart of my uni course, which only happened in back in November and was me! It's a good story though as nothing bad came of it, because I'm a good guy and not a malevolent bastard, but if I was an evil sonofabitch I could have seriously ruined hundreds of people's 2011/12 education year... and lives.

MammothBlade:
Wow, your university has a mall? That's really cool.

That's actually exactly what I was thinking. Looks like a nice campus :o

Ragsnstitches:

lacktheknack:
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Wow man, thats scary stuff...

The worst thing that happens in my college is people pissing on the toilet seats... there was that one time one of the toilets was splat painted a shit/brown colour , but that was more funny then gross.

I will know now not to complain about little things.

someone put a big old rock in a toilet at my old school once, dont know why, was just there

that sucks. missed out a day out of school.

What? i though it. somebody had to say it...

Soviet Heavy:

lacktheknack:
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University of Guelph.

Worst thing that happened last school year were two sexual assaults near the campus grounds. Apart from that, just the normal damage done by drunks.

Hey I go there!

University of Ottawa, Canada. First year student living in residence got super stressed out during the first month or so of school and jumped out of the residence building (it's like 15 stories tall) and died a year or two ago. Also, one of our chemistry professors died from the swine flu I think 2 years ago.

Someone set one of the school toilets on fire at one of the high schools (or rather the Swedish equivalent of) I went to. I remember everyone gathered outside the student cafeteria which I thought was strange but I walked in anyway - the library (more importantly the computers) was in the same building - to be faced with a bunch of firemen. Oops.

That's the worst thing I can remember anyway.

There was a bomb scare at my high school this one time. Luckily it turned out to be a false alarm, just some crazy calling on the phone and making empty threats.

In case anyone's interested, the shooting wasn't really related to the university. It was a robbery, the suspect worked for the same goddamn armoured van company that the victims did. He shot his buddies in the goddamn back and ran off with the cash, but got stopped when trying to hop the goddamn border into the states.

Clearly the guy wasn't a very good planner, though.

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