Funny "only thing I could do" happened at a Spelling Bee when I was in the 4th grade. The word they gave me was "waltz". It was NOT on the list. I had not heard of it- keep in mind English was our 2nd language. So I misspelled it and was out. The only thing I could do at the moment was pull out my loose tooth and gross everyone out!
English teacher apologized to me later that week since that word turned out to NOT be in the list- yup, my mother and I looked up the list later. I wonder if an apology from her was enough- or if there should have been another run-down in the spelling bee, but what I wanted as compensation at the moment was a new toy.
Did get my revenge the next year when I won
I do not recall any specific teachers bullying me on a regular basis...when I was a student, that is.
When I was a teacher at my first school, the principal made my life impossible. Not only that- but my teammates were no good either. One of them, the English teacher in our team, was the worst one. She constantly put me down and demoralized me. She said things like "principal is not going to renew your contract" and "the students do not respect you", as well as refusing to provide me any assistance. The other 3 teachers in our team followed her, but were not as offensive. But it's like everything I did- no matter how harmless it was- drove them up the wall. I wonder if they envied me because I had a Masters degree and they did not- the one lady in the team who did have one did NOT engage in active bullying. The lady who was in the process of getting it was not terrible. The man who did not have one was so-so, but he was only 30 years old. But the main offender may have had various reasons to envy me.
About a year after this, I was subbing at a new school. Both the English teacher and the Social Studies teacher from my old school's team were subbing there. And a former student had me come say hi to the SS one- but the English one we did not see. Which is moot, since before the end of the day, the substitute teacher HQ already had received a DO NOT SEND from that school. The HQ was surprised, since my record was pretty good otherwise. We investigated, but the school did not reply. I deduced it was that those two snitched about me.
Sadly, at that same first school, I was accused on picking on one particular student. He was the class clown- but in no way did I single him out unfairly, or put him down, or grade him harsher than others. I guess it was just a personality clash. Had I been terminated because of my specific issues with him, I would have understood. But the principal and the teammates bullied me so much: people on Ehell have deduced that they were bullying me on purpose in order to get me to quit voluntarily.