According to some detention sheets from 1955, Beatle John Lennon wasn’t always the peace-loving mild-mannered boy that everyone imagined. At the tender age of 15-years-old, Lennon was punished at Liverpool’s Quarry Bank High School for “fighting in class” and “sabotage.”

A teacher in the ’70s found the papers when told to burn the books in a storage area. Teachers said he was “shoving,” called him a “nuisance,” a “class clown,” and said he “just had no interest whatsoever.”

A school friend at the time, Pete Shotton, authenticated the sheets which are now being auctioned off starting at 3,000 pounds at

According to the BBC, Lennon’s science teacher, Peter Beech , said that the sheets are “typical of John Lennon.

“He was an extremely cheeky boy,” said Beech. ” “He did, however, know his limits. In the classroom, if you settled John down, you generally settled the class down. His chemistry teacher Eric Oldman said that John could actually go far.”

–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles


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