there used to be corridor wars in our school, whereby free-for-alls would just breakout spontaneously. during one of them I was pulled to the ground from behind by someone, and understandably I punched back. Long story short I managed to knock out the front tooth of one of the hardest bastards in the school.
he beat me half unconscious a few days later...
I got stabbed.
Turned out it was genuinely a random thing, in the sense the kid just wanted to stab someone but didn't set out to specifically stab me. There were these massive squeezes where all the kids piled on and pressed the other kids trying to get out the door, I thought one kid punched me, and then the other kids noticed I was bleeding.
That school was a festering, terribly run, shithole. There was an active pedo, in the swimming thing, who everyone knew about. There was another lad who gave off the most vile pedo vibes imaginable, but was never formally prosecuted.
The kids were little shits too, and we did blow up the B corridor, and set fire to another part of the place, but they were pretty much asking for this kind of thing.
They gave the kids a smoking area though... which was cool of them I suppose.