A teacher went viral after sharing the shocking truth about why he keeps a “poop bucket” inside his classroom.
The california-based educator aka Larry Lexicon On TikTok, he reposted a video of himself explaining the purpose of the bucket, just days after the tragic Nashville school shooting that left six people dead, including three children.
Larry’s video has been viewed over 8.7 million at the time of writing.
He told his students, “It turns out that people don’t really know why there are these buckets in the classroom, and it’s because of the school shooting.”
A California-based teacher known as Larry Lexicon has gone viral after sharing the shocking truth about why he keeps a ‘poop bucket’ inside his classroom
I honestly hate to say it like that, but when I first started teaching, we didn’t have these buckets in class.
“Now every classroom has a bucket like this because we’ve gone into lockdown, and we’re locked in our classrooms for extended periods of time while the situation is dealt with.”
Larry then begins to pull a number of items from the bucket before dumping the entire contents onto the desks in front of him, including toilet paper, calling it a “survival kit”.
He initially posted an extended version of the video in February, which was in response to complaints he received about another TikTok clip that was supposed to be a joke, but some took it seriously.
Larry, who is originally from Canada, continues, “These people on TikTok are complaining about the bucket, how many of them do you think they go to work every day and have to worry about maybe pooping in a bucket because there’s a shooter on the job.”
“Not much” was one of the responses from his students.
And the teacher added, “But you do, everyone in this class does, I do, that’s the reality of school in America, isn’t it?”
Larry then turns his attention to an orange backpack, and pulls out a wraparound blanket.
His video, which has been viewed over 8.7 million at the time of writing, explains the purpose of the bucket for TikTok users and students.
He dumps the contents of the bucket onto some desks in front of him (left) before grabbing a blanket (right), later revealed to be used to cover up dead bodies.
Larry has earned more than 1.4 million followers on TikTok with his funny content
“What do you think they are?” Asked.
After a few guesses from his class, Larry reveals the bad use of the item he was carrying.
“These are so I can cover the bodies if I need to, so you don’t have to see them,” Larry said.
If I had to do it, it would probably be someone I care about, someone you care about.
“So the people who are upset about our video, are upset about the wrong thing.
They should be upset about having these buckets. We are at the point where we need these dredges.
Larry added that people need to make sure they are spending their energy on “getting upset about the right things”.
So far in 2023, there have been 13 school shootings that have resulted in injuries or deaths, according to the report. Education Week.
Last year there were 51 school shootings where at least one person was killed or injured, and the previous year there were 35.
In 2020, another California teacher, Thomas Smith, wrote in Los Angeles Times About the arrival of the “bucket of poo” in the classroom.
“California is one of many states where school district officials put portable toilets in classrooms for use during extended shutdowns due to active shooters,” the public high school teacher wrote.
The teacher’s candid discussion with his students generated tens of thousands of comments on his TikTok video
Larry’s video has so far generated more than 33,000 comments with people praising him for being honest with his students.
I like being transparent with students. Yellow bucket and body blankets are a sad reality, someone wrote.
I’m not mad at Aquarius. Another added, “I am sad that this is needed.
I’ve never seen my video but it’s so screwed up that this is how the situation is managed. Buckets instead of firearms, said a third person.
Another person added, “My nephew’s class has a bucket too. No one deserves this. No kid.”
Another comment read: “So sad that these things are needed remotely, it breaks my heart.”