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7 Things The "Bad Kids" In Your Class Always Did No Matter How Much The Teacher Yelled

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As a former good-two-shoes, I can't pretend like I did any of those cool "bad" kid things, but I do remember seeing them all happen. Elementary school was basically a battle between the teachers and the students, and their weapons may not have been very advanced, but they were effective.

A teacher could assign as much homework as they wanted, but as a kid, your attacks are limited. You don't have a lot of things you can do that will solidify your cool kid status without having you kicked out of school.

It wasn't easy, but I guess some of you found the balance between bully and class clown. Here are some of the things those kids your parents always called a "bad influence" would do.

1. Stick gum under the desk or chair

This honestly still sends a shiver through my spine. There is nothing more disgusting then having to move your desk or chair and touching some chewed up goop that someone else left there however long ago. Literally makes me gag.

2. Spit balls

There's something about those "bad kids" who seem to think any of us want to interact with their saliva. Sorry guys, but I would really rather you not launch spit-soaked pieces of paper into my hair for me to find later.

3. Cheating on a test

We've all been in a situation where we just don't know the answer on the test. I've been out of school for a long time now, and I still have nightmares about tests. But when you're actually in class and you're frantically scribbling down, it can be a little too convenient to peek at your neighbor's answers and see if it's the same as what you had.

Honestly, we survived so much worse too...

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