Teachers from Liverpool's Quarry Bank High School for Boys in the UK wrote that 15-year-old Lennon was punished for fighting in class and sabotage. The documents reveal that on two occasions Lennon received three detentions in one day. Other reasons given by his teachers for punishment include nuisance, shoving and just no interest whatsoever.
The two school documents from 1955 were rescued by a teacher in the 1970s. He had been told to burn all of the books in a storage room at the school ready for a new teacher. He noticed the name on several pages and tore them out as keepsakes, later giving away several sheets. Some were also destroyed in a chemical accident. But the few sheets he kept will be offered for sale and expected to be sold for up to £3,000 each at auction. The very messy sheets have been authenticated by Lennon's close school friend, Pete Shotton, who wrote a book John Lennon: In My Life. See more on the Lennon auction here.
Same thing happened to my son, who died at a similar age after an accident. I read books about palmistry when he was a teenager. When I looked at his life-line, I was staggered to see it came to an abrupt end half way along his palm. This shocked me at first, but then I came to the conclusion that I must be wrong. Sadly, this was not the case. Perhaps some people are predestined to die early. But that's another subject, and I have no blinding conclusions to make. One thing I can pass on, though. Believe in your unruly children. Love them no matter what heartache they put you through. This is the memory you will cherish.