I know this is a joke, but I can relate to it, so I'm going to answer it somewhat seriously.
I failed the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th grades for not participating ...basically "acting" dumb. At that time, there was something called "social promotion", so I was passed up to the next grade after meeting with a psychologist and doing some other crap.
I also failed the 5th grade, but "social promotion" had been discontinued, so I had to repeat the grade. I was even in special education for a short while, where I was required to take IQ tests and interpret ink blots.
I went on screwing around, and also failed the 7th, 9th and 12th grades. I was even in English as a second language, even though I spoke no other language.
Eventually, I graduated from high school mid-term ...or was *graduated*, I should say. I know I didn't pass on my own. I was just quietly shuffled out the door.
Years later, when I decided to go to community college, I had to take multiple remedial classes to get to college level. Other than that, there's not been any negative effect on my life. I certainly have never been arrested or put on trial.