That Time When My Student Threatened to Kill Me and Firebomb the School

The student was removed from school by the FBI.

Lee G. Hornbrook
Apr 29, 2020 · 5 min read
Photo by Natalie Chaney on Unsplash

As a college English teacher, I was often privileged to get an inside glimpse of students’ lives through their writing assignments. Class sizes were small, and I knew all of my students by name. But I wasn’t prepared when one of my students wrote that he wanted to…