You hear a lot of people say "kids these days." Well here's one from the trenches of Teaching Hell that made me wonder if the current generation was lab designed with a combination of sociopath, stupid and crazy, then popped out of unwitting women as a science experiment.
I had a student who was mad at me because I made him redo a math test. We were about to start the re-do (there were a couple of kids in there with him so it wasn't like he and he alone got singled out) so he walked over to the classroom door.
I told him I would call the office if he left the room without permission.
He then proceeded to slam his own leg in the door about five times. And I don't mean gentle whaps while faking pain. I mean I heard the door impact his leg solidly each time, guaranteed to leave bruising as 'evidence.'
Then he looked me in the eye and said, "Now my leg hurts and I'm going to tell everyone it was your fault."
I just stared at him with my mouth hanging open. I think even the other students were stunned.
One of the biggest class clowns shook his head and said, "Dude, that was all kinds of stupidly crazy, and if you do tell everyone it was [my name]'s fault, this lovely little video is hitting the internet." He waggled his Smartphone in the air. "Betcha I go viral!"
I don't know what else he was supposedly recording at the time he managed to capture the door slamming, but the class clown sent me a copy to my own phone and earned a bit of a blind eye about having his phone out during class.
The little psychopath never said a peep about his leg.