Most Pointless Ways to Get in Trouble at School

The Top Ten
1 Borrowing a pencil

Yes! ! I am always the one carrying a cute little pencil bag...Every time someone doesn't have a pencil, they ask me...and then, when the bell rings, they leave it on the desk and leave...I never saw those pencils again...(Tear) Now, I have a teacher that made anew rule for pencils...3 pencils everyday...even with that rule, there are still those people who ignore it...

I hate sharing my stuff with kids, but I let them borrow my old wooden pencils and I never saw them again.. Stopped letting people borrow them because I would like to keep my stuff.

Our teachers forbade us to borrow a pencil from your peers and so, I would regularly borrow one when the teacher is not looking. Unless that one kid isn't a snitch.

My classes had a constant cycle of borrowing stuff, but I never got in trouble for it - either I never got caught or the teachers just stopped caring.

2 Laughing

I always think of funny things (mostly things GreyRose said to me) at school and then I start laughing so hard I cry. That also happened to me at lunch even though the thing was not even funny!

I actually almost got in trouble for this in 6th grade, but not in 5th grade!

Heard of laughing for no reason -- its stress.

Yeah, this happened to me once.

3 Listening to a song with your earbuds in

My english teacher doesn't allow music, which could be reasonable. But it's better than listening to her peaceful music (unless it's the Minecraft song)

I'm glad they weren't unplugged today because I was listening to Often by The Weeknd and it says... um, something.

That could happen, if you have your earbuds extremely loud that the whole class can hear it.

My teacher wont let me do this and it making me mad

4 Accidentally clicking on a game and the teacher thinks you were playing it the whole time

This happened to me and my teacher didn't believe me when I said this.

''Huh your playing a violent un-PG like game who dare you detention you sinner.''

Happens to me all the time

Once when I was in high school I was looking at a website with pictures and my idiot special ed teacher thought that I was ON AN ONLINE CHATROOM/DATING SITE.


5 Working on your work when your teacher told you to

So last year I knew all the math. So I just did the work in the workbook. I got yelled at. Like HONEY, why don't you give me something else to do when I'm done!

This happened to me too! So much excellent list inspiration. Not that my list is excellent. Because it's not.

''I'm just doing what I was told! What's wrong with that Sir? ''


6 Falling down the stairs

Thank god schools in UK are different to the States. I never knew where the headmasters office was.

Wait, this is an actual way to get in trouble?

cause I do it all the time

''You cracked a skull there... ha ha go to the principal's office.''

7 Walking in the classroom right when the bell rings

Literally my accountant professor in a nutshell your late you miss that session.

Some teachers are just overbearingly strict.

This is a rule at my high school

Whew this one hit hard

8 Holding an empty drink can when your school doesn't allow drinks

A kid did this in my class. He drank a soda bottle before class and forgot to throw it away. You would think that he would have the sense to get rid of it or at least hide it.

Even though Water for the most part is acceptable compared to caffeine you better watch yourself with computers.

But how are you going to drink when you're thirsty.-DarkBoi-X

Can you do that george and harold please? RIGHT NOW!

9 Accidentally going to the wrong class

For my first week of freshman year, I went to the wrong homeroom for the whole time.
My actual homeroom teacher got annoyed and gave me detention for apparently skipping. I then realised I was in the wrong class.

I walked into the middle of a dodgeball game once. Getting hit in the head with a ball is not the best way to be welcomed to a classroom you aren't supposed to be in.

If it’s your first day of school and you go to the wrong class and end up getting in trouble, that would be idiotic. If this happens to you and you know the school well, then it would make more sense.

Mrs Holt spanked me for that

10 Having your phone out in class when you are specifically told it's not allowed

This happens all the time to me and I got a detention for checking the time

This is reasonable

in my LA class had my phone out and my teach took it for a year she got sued

The Contenders
11 Having fun

(In graderoom, a class in my high school where students can basically do whatever they want. The teacher allow students to use his computers and whiteboard)

Me: (draws on whiteboard and uses teacher's computer). This is fun!
Special ed teacher: You're not allowed to do that

I sometimes wonder why school was even created.

That never happens.

''I'm comin' up so you better... enough go back to being a bored student, and listen.''

12 Not saying the Pledge

When I was in high school students were not required to say the pledge, but just stand. My special ed teacher, wants her class to stand AND stay the pledge. Once a few just stood, and she was unhappy with them.

I prefer to just stand

This seems stupid but my martial arts teacher told that you can just stand and be silent, to remember all those that died for the country. dk if you can actually do that though


You have the legal right to not say it.

What is a pledge?

13 Escaping school

I did it and all I did s hide and nt gi class then my mum was mad at the school cuse how I got away with it it wws easy

14 Telling the truth

When I was in high school, a kid went inside a teacher's closet and made a huge mess in there. Despite having a security camera in there, instead of viewing the surveillance tape, all the teachers who saw the messy closet automatically falsely accused me for it >:(

It might not feel comfortable telling the truth, but at least you're being honest.

More less are you a great convincer, or a master manipulating lair?

(One day after the worst tornado ever) "A powerline fell on my house and we couldn't get out of the house. "
Cool your dog ate your homework I feel SO bad" "SIT DOWN"

15 Packing up before the bell

''Hey! What did I tell you class about packing up early? ''

16 Doodling/drawing

I did this all the time in 4th grade, but got caught for it.
Then, my school had an assembly about some anoynamous person in 4th Grade drawing in class and that the next person who did that would be written up.

In high school I went to an art class for special ed kids with the rest of my class. I finished all my work early since the work was super easy, like something a kindergartener would do. Since I was bored, I decided to draw random pictures. My special ed teacher saw me and either told me that I was either wasting art supplies and/or drawing 'inappropriate" pictures (pics I usually drew were of myself as a toddler, Disney's Hercules, horses, etc).

That is so messed up on so many levels. What else am I supposed to do when I have extra time on my hands?

''Hey what are these describe to you... to kill? ''

17 Referring to the teacher by a mean name

I had a mean teacher called Mrs. Raisanen and everyone in my class called her "Raisin." It was funny.

''Hey Mr. Dickered is that really an appealing name to call you why not Richard? ''

I call my science teacher Mrs. Umbrige

18 Asking to borrow school supplies from the teacher

When I was in high school, I had a special ed teacher who would teach her students a lesson on being prepared for class each day by charging students whenever they had to borrow materials from her for the day. For example, once a kid forgot to bring a notebook to class and she made the kid pay her like $5 in cash for it.

@CartoonCriticizer-yes, but she did it in order to “teach us how she spent so much money on the supplies”. But in reality WE THE STUDENTS spend more than the teachers!

19 Saying a certain word

When I was in high school I got in trouble with my special ed teacher for saying the word "horse". IT'S NOT EVEN A SWEAR WORD LIKE what! >:(

20 Doing the right thing

Once in high school my friends and I witnessed a fight in the cafeteria. Another kid videoed it. My friend decided that we should report the kid that took the video to the principal, so we did that. The principal thanked us, and we went to class. Then our special ed teacher told us that we weren't supposed to do that.


As to how exactly? Of what you want to do, or more less forced to do by parental beliefs?

@BlackAngel_ZombieBoy-in special ed in high school, I got in trouble for BOTH! >:(

21 Walking on the left side of the hall

My high school special ed teacher made the whole class walk on the right side of the halls even if the halls were COMPLETELY EMPTY.

''Why do you love the left side, and not the right side... are you up to something? ''

And at our school we just run down the centre

In my school we have to walk on the left side...

22 Chewing gum

My teacher always would get angry because I would crew gum but I would crew it every day with my mouth open and when she said spit it out in the bin she put her had out and I would spit it into her hand and walk away

23 Saying something important to your friend

'' Hey, I have to tell you something... than say it to the entire class than.''

24 Looking at your nails

Oh come on, teachers, you have no idea how much skill it takes to do awesome nail art. Can't we just admire our handiwork for one second?

When I looked at my nails when they were short the teacher put me on detention
LIKE what

I was looking at my nails because the top white part had dirt in it but I got in trouble

This happened to me in grade 7 and 8

25 Emergency bathroom break

Like me in kindergarten when I peed on the floor because they wouldn't let me go to the bathroom

You can also get in trouble if you did your best to hold in in but ended up having in accident or the teacher will say that your full bladder is disrupting the entire class so you would be screwed either way...

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