"83 Ways to Trash Your School!!"

   This is from something that's vaguely related to "Yippies" <not YUPPIES as
   talked about in bulletin 4..> and "The Blacklisted News", whatever that is.
   Here we go...

   Liberate your life!  Smash you school!  The public schools are slowly
   killing every kid in them, stifling their creativity and individuality
   and making them into non-persons. If you are a victim of this, one of
   the things you can do it fight back!
   This chapter is not written for people who are not yet sure whether
   school is good or bad. It is written for students that realize the way
   that compulsory education and grades destroy the natural curiosity so
   many children feel... Who realize how the tracking system keeps the
   poor people and minorities in our society on the bottom while keeping
   the rich and powerful on the top... Who realize the danger of teaching
   complete obedience to authority and who are fed up with the racism and
   sexism in schools. It is written for students who have "gone through
   channels" trying to correct these problems and who are tired of help-
   lessly waiting while the schools destroy more and more minds each day.
   It is written for young people who realize that because they are trapped
   in school they don't have a chance to learn what they need to know to
   create a free and good life.
   Before trying any of the ideas in here, you should think about the effect
   they will have in view of the situation in your particular area. Not all
   of them will be effective at all times in all areas. If you think of
   other ideas, please send them to us so we can print them in future edi-

   What you can do...

   1. Get a syringe (minus the needle) or similar device. Fill both tubes
      with epoxy glue and a little rubbing alcohol. You now have about
      half an hour to fill locks, door jams, etc., before glue hardens.
      If you can't get the epoxy glue and syringe, a tube of airplane
      cement can also be used although it is not permanent.

   2. An alternative use for the syringe is to pretend to shoot up while
      a teacher is watching. If they speak to you, tell them you have to
      do it because school is so horrible.

   3. Call the school and leave the phone off the hook. The way some (but
      not all) phone systems work, this will tie up their phone for as long
      as yours is off the hook.

   4. Protest U.S. aid to reactionary regimes abroad by defoliating plants
      around the school or by digging a bomb crater on the front lawn.
      When the ecology freaks complain, ask them where they were when the
      U.S. was doing the same thing in Indochina.

   5. Draw or paste something "obscene" on pull-down wall maps or movie

   6. Get some of the punch cards that your school uses for taking attend-
      ance. Punch new holes in them either with a keypunch machine or a
      screwdriver. Then switch the cards with others wherever they are
      stored. If you can figure out the code the cards are punched by, this
      has even more possibilities. You can often be just as effective without
      actually repunching the cards by redistributing them a few days after
      you collect them (particularly when they're used for attendance).
      * Warning to all NFA students - Item #6 DOES NOT apply to you..

   7. Start an infomation service to let new students voice their opinions
      and warnings about the teachers and administrators before enrollment

   8. Bad food? Have a good ol' fashioned food fight!!!

   9. In gym classes or in hallways between classes, have massive searches
      for "lost" contact lenses telling people not to walk through the hall
      or "you might step on it".

  10. If your school still has a dress code, protest it, having everyone do
      something disruptive that does not violate the code. For exmalple, dye
      your hair green with food coloring.

  11. Free all the animals in the biology classroom.

  12. Write a "consumer report" on the "education" you've been consuming.
      Distribute it to parents at school functions.

  13. Periodically have students go to the office to have some rumor conf-
      irmed or denied.

  14. Perform citizen's arrest of administrators for destroying the minds
      of youths, then telephone the police to come and take the criminals
      into custody. (This would be an excellent guerilla theatre action.)

  15. Rip off dishes and silverware from the cafeteria, towels from the
      gym, stencils and paper from the duplicating room, layout equipment
      from the art and drafting departments, tools from the wood shop, and
      light bulbs from the sockets. Give them to a needy movement group.

  16. During lunch, turn on and light all the gas jets in the science labs.

  17. Demand to see your school records on file. (Everyone can see them.)

  18. You can make a very effective fuse by inserting a non-filter cigar-
      ette in a book of matches so that it touches the head of some matches
      and will ignite them when it burns down that far. Then loosely crumple
      paper around the matches and cigarettes so that they are hidden. Toss
      it in a wastebasket or any other area with a lot of papers, preferably
      in the office. It takes 5 minutes to ignite... By then you can be on
      the other side of the building. Practice that at home before trying it.

  19. Have giant coughing or sneezing epidemics in class or study hall.

  20. Rub lipstick, glue, or Vaseline onto the doorknobs of the school's
      administrative offices.

  21. Swallow some snake bite antidote, then walk into the principal's office.
      The antidote (most types are harmless, make sure you get that kind)
      will make you vomit. Do so all over his carpet, desk, clothing, etc.
      Then apologize profusely.

  22. Pick up some dog training liquid at any pet store. It smells like con-
      centrated urine. If you can't figure out what to do with this, you
      shouldn't be reading this.

  23. Remove contents of teacher's mailboxes. Print up everything that's
      confidential or interesting.

  24. Leave notes and hints that "Tuesday's the day".

  25. Impersonate parental voices and make irritant phone calls to the office.

  26. Make a super stink bomb out of hydrogen sulfide and put it somewhere
      in the ventilation system. that has cleared school buildings for days.

  27. If your school has a suspended ceiling, (that is a ceiling composed of
      rectangles or squares resting on a frame so that the rectangles can be
      pushed up) you can put a dead fish -- or anything else -- above them.
      Or put it into empty lockers and glue them shut.

  28. Put signs on your locker saying "This locker will self-destruct if
      opened for inspection".

  29. Give your school library a subscription to a good underground newspaper
      from your area and insist that they make it available to students.

  30. Print up false notices frequently using the same format as the school
      uses and distribute them to the teachers' mailboxes. Eventually they'll
      never know what to believe.

  31. Make your own passes, forms, tickets, etc.  Or life them out of teachers'

  32. Need a signature? Collect things that have teachers' signatures on them.
      Paste them all down on a sheet of white paper and either xerox or print
      up a bunch of copies. Forge when useful. When getting started, you might
      put a piece of carbon paper facing down on what you want signed. Then
      trace over the name with a steady relaxed hand. Practice makes perfect.

  33. Do some revolutionary wall painting. All you need is a can of spray
      paint (red??) plus a little imagination and courage. Then write your
      favorite slogans on walls, sidewalks, blackboards, etc.  If you are a
      perfectionist, you can make a stencil, but that limits the size of what
      you can do. Wear gloves or you will certainly get tell-tale paint on
      your spraying finger.

  34. Are certain teachers or administrators misbehaving? Print up a rat sheet
      with their names and phone numbers and distribute it. Now students can
      call up at any time and reprimand them... 3:00AM, for example.. Also you
      could order them pizzas, plumbers... Think big!!

  35. Break into your school at night and burn it down. To get inside, you can
      either hide in the building during the day and wait until the janitor
      leaves (know in advance what time that is) or come in later at night and
      either force your way through the door, find an open window, or break a
      window. If you use the latter method, do it a few hours or days in adv-
      ance so you don't get caught if it attracts attention. Be careful not
      to leave fingerprints. Wear gloves all the time if possible. Once inside
      make sure the walls will light well by placing loose paper or wood around
      them, or squirting lighter fluid, kerosene, or gasoline onto them. If a
      lot of burnable boxes are stacked in one area, spread them around. Start
      the fire from the inside of the building so it will take longer before it
      can be seen from the windows. Make sure the fire has a way to travel from
      one burnable area to another. Of course you should wear dark clothes and
      know exactly where you are going when you split.

  36. Get hold of a film to be shown at a school assembly and splice in parts
      of another movie of your own choosing before the assembly. A little im-
      agination on your part will make for an unforgettable day.

  37. Clog up the drains of sinks with clay then turn on the water after every-
      one leaves school.

  38. Teachers often leave gradebooks, conduct sheets, and attendance records
      unguarded. Take every chance to help yourself.

  39. Put up posters all around the school. To make them stick permanently,
      use wet evaporated milk for glue.

  40. You could ice-pick tires as a warning... But make sure you have a total
      enemy before you put sugar in their gas tank.

  41. Start wailing in the halls (this always works..)

  42. If you can't find any skunks, let chickens loose in the school, or

  43. Creat the "web of thread" in your classroom. Have everybody in your class
      bring a spool of thread, with extras for people who forget. Tie your
      thread onto something and pass the spools around till you run out, wind-
      ing thread around everything. It is best to pick on one of your more
      dullwitted teachers for this one. Explain that you did it in the name of

  44. Carry and pretend to sell oregano rolled in papers and aspirin with the
      name filed off.

  45. Put calcium carbide (available in some parts of the country as "gopher-
      go". Also available in some hobby and joke shops) in a gelatin capsule
      and flush down a toilet or sink. Calcium carbide reacts violently with
      water, quickly producing large amounts of gas and bursting pipes, etc.
      as soon as the water disolves the capsule.

  46. Ride a bicycle down a bust hallway (an oldie, but a goodie!!).

  47. Save your book reports and essays. Give them to other students to use
      next year or re-use them yourself with different teachers.

  48. Play with lighting and microphone controls during "inportant" assemblies.

  49. Flush thins down the toilets (preferably faculty johns) like balloons
      filled with air, baseballs, M80's, huge amounts of toilet paper, etc.
      Then build an ark.

  50. Start a campaign to have the letter Z appear everywhere as the mark of
      angry students.

  51. You can short-circuit the school's wiring by taking a regular plug with
      a short cord attached. Connect the two wires with a switch between them.
      Plug it in, turn the switch on, and you've blown a fuse. Turn it off.
      Pull it out and try another. You don't have to use the switch, but it
      you don't, sometimes the current will arc and weld the plug to the

  52. Set up a fake school and hire away the lousy teachers - or put up notices
      inviting the entire school to a going away party for a teacher who isn't
      really leaving.

  53. Read the school budget. Reprint and distribute a list of the stupid

  54. Take booze to lunch in a thermos and pass it around.

  55. During some important test (SAT, ACT, etc.) on each subject have some
      student who is good at that subject stand up and read the correct answers
      for as long as possible. When they're finished or silenced, have someone
      else stand up and do the same thing. The test results will be worthless
      and it will have to be given over at great cost to the school.

  56. Take down the American flag in front of the school and put up one of
      your own. The best way to do this is to lower the flag that's already
      up, replace it with your flag and cut the rope about a foot below where
      the flag is attached. Then tie a slip knot around the other end of the
      rope that is hanging down to raise the flag. At this point there is no
      way your flag can be lowered without someone climbing up the flagpole.

  57. Put alarm clocks in various lockers set on "loudest". Set the alarms
      so they will go off about every 10 minutes then close and lock the

  58. Have a group of people march around the school with a flag singing the
      Star Spangled Banner. If the administration tries to punish you, phone
      your local radios stations and patriotic groups and complain that your
      school is being run by pinkos.

  59. In a class where there is a rule against chewing gum, have everyone blow
      a bubble at the same time one day.

  60. Many schools have automatic sprinkler systems which go off automatically
      when sensors in the ceiling feel too much heat. Find the sensors and hold
      a match to them.

  61. Persuade the graduating class to use their senior gift money for some-
      thing useful or subversive.

  62. Reprint the "Schoolstoppers textbook" in your underground paper or on a
      leaflet or buy bulk copies and pass them around.

  63. Demand that all equipment being stored rather than being used be made
      available to students.

  64. If your school won't have a teacher evaluation, make up some forms and
      do it yourself. Compile the result and publicize them to students, fac-
      ulty, school board, and community.

  65. Use your "free choice" book reports, term papers, etc. to read revo-
      lutionary literature and further the political education of you and your

  66. Have a student lie on the ground. When a teacher comes, scream, "He
      jumped!!" and point to the roof or third floor window. Mumble, "Fred
      dared him," or, "Maybe it was LSD."

  67. Make an address list of disliked adults in your school. Answer sex ads
      for them - or order them a few gross items (C.O.D. of course).

  68. Toss handfuls of BBs on the floors of busy halls, assemblies, graduation
      ceremonies, weddings, funerals.

  69. Steal cafeteria trays or plates. Burn large holes in them and turn them
      into the school washer saying, "I guess the food did it".

  70. leave phony letter of resignation from teachers or administrators on the
      principal's desk.

  71. Get a small group to always carry screwdrivers and slowly dismantle the

  72. Lots of bomb scares tend to break up the boredom especially during exams
      or on beautiful days.

  73. Photograph teachers and administrators constantly... even without film.

  74. If you've got the nerve, urinate in your pants while giving an oral

  75. Splice into your school's intercom system (from a remote hidden spot).
      Now you have your own guerilla radio station.  Play on!

  76. Drop large bottles of ether in science class.

  77. Hang your teacher! Hang a hangman's noose from a tree. Make a dummy and
      hang the dummy from the noose. Pin notes on it like "Weatherbee in '73".
      To add realism, put holes in the body. Then let dilute ketchup trickle

  78. Newspaper stands in buildings are usually left unguarded. Take out papers
      and replace with rotten comics or papers.

  79. Put a rotten apple or stale sandwich on teacher's desk.

  80. If your school intercom has phones that connect into the intercom switch-
      board, put a small magnet either where the cord comes out of the handset
      or in the part where you hear. If the intercom just has a speaker, put
      the magnet near or on one of the electical connections of the speaker.
      In either case it will short out the system. It may take weeks for them
      to find the trouble.

  81. Take the door of the administration offices off its hinges but leave it
      standing there so that when the principal tries to open the door in the
     morning, it will have a slightly crushing effect.

  Hmmm...Someone miscounted somewhere!!!!
  There were supposed to be 83 ways!!!
  Really!... Oh well....

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