10 of the oddest things confiscated by teachers

Confiscating items from pupils can be a hassle, but every once in a while you get an item so shocking it becomes wedged in your memory for ever...
14th November 2020, 6:00am

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10 of the oddest things confiscated by teachers

https://www.tes.com/magazine/archive/10-oddest-things-confiscated-teachers
Tortoise & Boy

Recalling the time he took a fart machine off one of his students, teacher Scott Pughsley asked his Twitter followers to name the strangest thing they had confiscated.

He got quite a range of responses.

1. A living tortoise

A small tortoise that was swishing around in the backpack of a year 7. Poor thing ☹️

- Megan (@Miss_Megan25) November 12, 2020

 

2. A sex toy

A giant purple dildo with a suction cup on the end that was being launched onto the shower wall in the boys changing room.. 😢

What's worse: when we called home, the parent had to audacity to ask for it back! 😂😂 DEAD.

- Miss Thompson PE (@HWT_PE) November 11, 2020

 

3. A vicar's condoms  

My last school I confiscated a pack of condoms off a year 3. his dad said they were magic balloons. Beat phone call to a parent I have ever made made better by the fact he was a vicar

- Mr Jamie Armstrong (@ArmstrongKSU461) November 11, 2020

 

4. This one is really sweet

An 💍 engagement ring ! A little boy called Craig aged 6 found it in the bathroom at his house and brought it to school to give to Laura his girlfriend! She liked it but it was a bit big and was asking me to help fit it on her !

- A.Holmes (@Starchild2408) November 12, 2020

 

5. Nothing wrong with an Ainsely Harriott photo collection...

A pile of photos of Ainsley Harriott.

- Mr Delaney (@MrDelaneyMFL) November 12, 2020

 

6. Maybe not 'that' kind of reading?

A tie between magazines from the 1970s and a copy of 50 Shades of Grey...both from the same student.

- 𓁲 Mrs C🏺 (@CogitoErgo15) November 11, 2020

 

7. A tattoo machine

A questionable tattoo machine from a year 10 student....... apparently I ruined their plans for lunchtime!!

- Sarah@Inspire (@InspireCourses) November 11, 2020

 

8. Wax strips

Wax strips. A Y11 boy was trying to wax his leg hair under the table 🙈

- Siobhan Hartigan (@1Ninex) November 12, 2020

 

9. A dead bird

A dead bird hidden in a year 9 girls pocket during a tennis lesson!

- Melissa Beard (@MrsBeardPE) November 12, 2020

 

10. We'll leave you to interpret this one…

🍆💍 ...😳

- Vic Allaway (@Ms_Eowyn_Rohan) November 11, 2020

If you have any stories of strange items you've confiscated, we'd love to hear about them over on Twitter @tes.

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