Top Ten Worst Reasons to Get Detention

The Top Ten
1 Hugging a Friend

Isn't hugging a way of showing you like someone, and have a positive relationship with them? What if they were choking and you had to hug the thing choking them out?

What?! How stupid! What's worse? Having a fist fight with a bully in a school or hugging your friend in a sign of sympathy and/or friendship?

I never knew you could be suspended because of this. What damage comes from hugging?

A girl had to mis lessons because of this. A bit extreme, don't you think?

2 Throwing an Imaginary Object

This happened to someone who was playing like his pencil was a gun and got sent out.

A boy, 7, was suspended for throwing an imaginary grenade while playing.

What? You make me feel like I am the best in the world!

Stupid, teachers are stupid these days...

3 Being Gay

Let people be how they are.

This is not a choice!

4 Laughing

Laughing is human nature so unless it's very repetitive and annoying we shouldn't give detention.

Why give someone detention for this? Stupid, really. My teacher is strict and uselly enjoys singling me out fro it anyway.

Because of this and other offences, a Cambridge college gave over 700 detentions in one day.

Why? That's so dumb! Maybe because it pissed off the teachers.

5 Being Yourself

I wouldn't say this is a stupid reason, in some cases if a student is rude, disrespectful, and has I'll mannered behavior then I'd say this is a justified reason

I will not abide by those rules! I'm there to learn, not to pretend to be somebody I'm not all because people I could not care about don't approve of me, so you can take that rule and shove it up your ass!

You have to be a robot and accept everything teachers say otherwise DETENTION! Which is stupid because they also say to not be afraid of being yourself

This should be first, it's hard enough being yourself.

6 Being Pregnant

It's not stupid though. You shouldn't be getting pregnant as a minor student anyway, so I say this rule is perfectly understandable.

Now that is just stupid not your fault unless you planned it.

7 Buying Lunch

A girl once went outside of school premises to buy lunch. The fear of being told off sent her into cardiac arrest, and she ended up hospitalised.

8 Hand Gestures

A six year old boy was given a detention for making a gun gesture with his hands and saying 'pow'. He was accused of threatening a fellow student.

This is dumb! In 2013, an 8 year old in Florida got suspended just for making a gun gesture with his hands!

That is so stupid

I did this in like 2017 and got in trouble because it resembled a gun

9 Farting

An eleven year old boy got detention for farting loudly on the school bus.

Oh no, that kid has bodily functions?! Instant detention.

10 Swearing

Some teachers really need to get a grip of themselves. Not everything goes your way, and the world isn't fair to everyone. It is what it is, as most people like to say it.

In elementary school, it's understandable to an extent, but high school teachers really need to get tf over themselves. They're just words, and everybody there is either a teenager or a grown adult.

A kid in 3rd grade got lunch detention for the rest of the school year for saying the f word to the teacher.

Victoria Mullins, 18, had to pay a $637 fine for swearing in class.

The Contenders
11 Being Black

This is crazy

12 Refusing to Have a Haircut

An eight-year-old boy got a detention after refusing to get a haircut. One of the school's uniform rules was for no boys' hair to be below the ear.

No. Just no. I go to school to learn, not to change my physical appearances for people that I seriously couldn't care less about.

Some schools have dress codes that are rather sexist.

13 Taking Your Things Back from Someone.
14 Eating an Apple

Tom Bosley, 16, breached his school's health and safety rules after he ate an apple outside of a designated area. After refusing to attend his detention, he was threatened with expulsion.

So a perfectly healthy fruit isn't allowed, but McDonald's, pizza, chips and pop are? *Facepalm*

This happened to me

15 Preventing a Suicide Attempt

Oliver Adams, 16, prevented a suicide attempt after sneaking out of school to by some fries. The school said they were very proud of him, but still gave him a detention.

THIS. IS. DUMB. The sneaking out would be understandable but the kid stopped someone from killing him or herself.

Are you serious?! What are you supposed to do then? Pull a Logan Paul, record it while laughing and post it on the internet for views? Smh.

He stopped him from killing himself!

16 Wearing a Hoodie

This is real, and it's stupid. I got detention for having my hoodie on, on a cold windy day

I got a 4 hour Saturday detention for wearing a hoodie in P.E (gym class)

17 Playing with Your Pen
18 Telling a Horrible Bully to Shut Up

Today I got a detention because a bully kept harassing me, so I told them to shut up. I got detention for 30 mins at lunch! and the worst part is that the bully didn't get detention.

19 Drawing in Class

I draw in class a lot.

20 Listening to Heavy Metal

So by that logic, I can't listen to a completely appropriate metal song, but I could listen to a rap song promoting drugs? As long as they're not blaring the music out loud, it shouldn't be that big of a deal what they're listening to.

What?!?! How is that bad if they have headphones in?

21 For Not Doing Homework
22 For Looking at Your Friend

Unfair right? Ask my fourth grade teacher.

How dare they look

23 Killing a Fellow Pupil

Wait that's illegal

24 Arson
25 Accidentally Going Into the Opposite Gender Restroom

My friend accidentally went in the girls' restroom when he wasn't looking at the sign. He was in detention apparently for the reason of intentionally stalking when it was an accident.

These days, some schools are encouraging it.

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