My crisis occurred in the 6th grade
by BeijingIrish (2023-03-25 15:56:17)

In reply to: Those were less than stellar  posted by ACross

In Colorado public schools, it was called "Citizenship". In the Catholic schools, it was called "Conduct". Citizenship was graded either Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U). I got straight U's in 6th grade.

To this day, I don't know what happened. I just went haywire. I got good grades, and all other aspects of my life seemed under control. I just could not behave in class. Mom was very concerned, but my dad said I would "snap out of it"--whatever "it" was.

I was a pretty good kid in 7th, 8th, and 9th grade (middle school). In high school, I kept a low profile in 10th grade, but I returned to being a total screw-up in my junior and senior year. I never did malicious things, but I caused damage, physical and psychological. It all culminated in the spring of my senior year when I was arrested for arson. It wasn't really arson. It was bad judgment with fire, but the Arapahoe County Sheriff was not amused.

I was an angel all 4 years at ND.