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Lennon’s schoolyard mischief revealed by auctioned files

/ 08:09 AM December 02, 2013

John Lennon. AP FILE PHOTO

LONDON – School files detailing the adolescent wrongdoings of “class-clown” John Lennon fetched nearly £8,500 each in an online auction on Sunday.

The pair of detention sheets revealed that the Beatle received punishment for “fighting in class,” being a “nuisance,” “shoving” and showing “no interest whatsoever” during his time at Quarry Bank High School for Boys in Liverpool, northwest England.

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The counterculture icon twice managed to accumulate three detentions in one day, according to files kept on Lennon during the 1955-1956 school year, when he was 15 years old.

Both documents sold for £8,437 ($13,815, 10,170 euros) in the auction held by TracksAuction.com, a firm based in northwest England.

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