A British TV presenter has torn into her old school and its staff during a speech at an event to celebrate its reopening.
Fiona Phillips said the teachers at Millbrook School in Southampton turned her into a "vile teenager" and crushed her aspirations.
Phillips graduated top of the class at her primary school but was told she should consider becoming a hairdresser rather than a doctor, the Independent reports.
"It was a school rampant with hormones and no discipline, no aspiration and no encouragement," she told the crowd.
"I can remember being in classes throwing furniture around. We locked a fashion teacher in a cupboard and threw one over a bush, and that was normal behaviour."
Phillips said during her time at the school during the 1970s she became involved with shoplifting and fighting.
"I'm proud to say I went to Millbrook School — I'm not proud of the education I received there," she said.
Southampton mayor Derek Burke, who was formerly a governor at the school, said Phillips was guilty of "dramatic licence" and Millbrook wasn't as bad as she made it out to be.
The school has since been opened as the Oasis Academy Lord's Hill School.