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14 Hilarious Homework Excuses

August 21, 2015

If you're an educator, you've undoubtedly heard your fair share of excuses from students who don't have their assigned homework with them, which can range from plausible to hilariously absurd.

We've compiled some of the best homework excuses that educators in our Facebook community have heard during their time in the wacky world of teaching.

Students' Best Excuses 


'I couldn't do my homework because my room is haunted.'
Submitted by Melania Martinez



'My gator peed on it.'
Submitted by Karen Smith Brangers


Submitted by Ally Echols


'A wolf came into my house and took my backpack with my homework.'
Submitted by Doug Hinkle


Submitted by Susan Pryor


'I did my homework, but when the martians came, they sucked all the ink off my paper.'
Submitted by Paula Scott


Submitted by Barbara Bittner Brint Gottlieb


'A tornado sucked my homework right out of my mom's car.'
Submitted by Alyce Grover


Submitted by Jeannie Griffith Wallace


'A kangaroo ate it.'
Submitted by Vicki Lorraway


Submitted by Tabytha Sidders


'I left my homework in the back of a pickup truck. Went through a carwash.'
Submitted by James Dittes


Submitted by Ralph Swem

This piece was originally submitted to our community forums by a reader. Due to audience interest, we’ve preserved it. The opinions expressed here are the writer’s own.

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