Um, my high school is a boarding school uh its like in the suburb area. Um, it used to be a Japanese concentration camp during the World War II. I think it became a high school in 1903 and then during World War II, its, like, occupied by the Japanese. And um, theres this one story about a guillotine and um, well Ive never seen it myself but uh supposedly in a locked part of the school property and students are not allowed to go there. I dont know where it is exactly though. Its like .I think its by the classroom block .but Im not sure. And supposedly if you see it, youre gonna get bad luck cause youre not supposed to and there was this one guy in my class that um got left back in the seventh grade for three years and people were saying that he saw it. He was trying to investigate it and it was really bad luck and thats why he got left back for three years. But Ive never heard him confess that he saw it. Cause seventh grade was actually the first year we, um, started school in that school and um so everyone was like talking about that so my friends and I decided to ask one of the teachers. Um so we asked him and he said he doesnt believe it and that people are just making it up to gossip about something. And um at the time we felt like um he was just trying to comfort us cause we appeared to be really, really disturbed by it. I guess it was a big thing for us because not many schools have that history of being occupied by the Japanese in World War II and I guess it was something that was really interesting to them .like, to the seventh graders. Like, right now I wouldnt really believe it but if there is a guillotine at my school, I wouldnt be surprised cause of the history. It was a Japanese concentration camp. Thats like true everyone knows that. So I wouldnt be surprised if they found something. But if you ask me, Id tell you that I dont think itll be there it might be at a museum, but not at my school.
I agree with Stephanie that because of her schools interesting historical background, students would naturally be curious about any possible remaining traces of the schools past. The guillotine is a common conversation topic especially among new students because it serves as a form of bonding experience and helps establish their identity as a member of the school. Knowledge of the schools past and this guillotine legend excludes nonmembers and identifies those who actually go to the school. I agree with Stephanie that it is definitely conceivable that, given the schools history as a former Japanese concentration camp, there might be a guillotine remaining on the schools property. But at the same time, it doesnt make sense that the guillotine (if it does exist) isnt donated to a museum instead. It doesnt do the school any good to keep it locked and hidden.