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. - Bolshoy_Brat

I always have one or get one but I agree.

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2 Listening to a song with your earbuds in

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.

Ears buds are a nuisance!

''HEY! Your listening to music take that and go to hall sweep.'' - htoutlaws2012

3 Hiding behind a painting

I got in trouble for this today because I was playing hide and seek. The good thing is, I got list inspiration!

What teacher would let students play hide and seek in the classroom anyway?

''Hey you love the game hide and seek in my class don't you? take those valuable personal works of art well then hide yourself outta my class, and in the principal's office immediately.'' - htoutlaws2012

4 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!

Yeah, this happened to me once.

Many times I laugh WAY too hard with the class - Epikrika

''uh huh huh, uh huh huh you said wood.'' - Butthead - htoutlaws2012

5 Working on your work when your teacher told you to

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? '' - htoutlaws2012

I know that we may need to pay attention to what they’re saying, but there are kids who can do both at the same time: listening and working

This happened to me WAY too many times :(

6 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.

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.


''Huh your playing a violent un-PG like game who dare you detention you sinner.'' - htoutlaws2012

7 Falling down the stairs

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

4 hour detention(the priciple said)

''You cracked a skull there... ha ha go to the principal's office.'' - htoutlaws2012

8 Coming to class late and the teacher asks why you were late in front of the whole class.

"Eh, I tripped over on the way to class and needed to sit down for a few minutes. But hey, I'm here now with all 206 of my bones intact." - Entranced98

Our route had traffic, and I tried to run but I tripped over

And peers making some strange faces and gestures... - Arhaan95

''Why are you late dirtbag? First off I didn't realized this was military training class, and next I got careless again sir.'' - htoutlaws2012

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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.

''Hey your not suppose to be in this home room begone from which you came! '' - htoutlaws2012

10 Walking in the classroom right when the bell rings

Literally my accountant professor in a nutshell your late you miss that session. - htoutlaws2012

Some teachers are just overbearingly strict. - Bolshoy_Brat

This is a rule at my high school

How would you get in trouble for this? Isn’t this a good thing? Man, there’s no common sense for school rules and punishments...

The Contenders

11 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. - Gg2000

Even though Water for the most part is acceptable compared to caffeine you better watch yourself with computers. - htoutlaws2012

Then how do you have lunch? - mattstat716

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

12 Having fun

That never happens.

Yes it does.

(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'm comin' up so you better... enough go back to being a bored student, and listen.'' - htoutlaws2012

13 Referring to the teacher as 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? '' - htoutlaws2012

14 Not saying the pledge

This is reasonable though. It's the USA.

You have the legal right to not say it.

What is a 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

15 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? - Entranced98

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

16 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.

17 Emergency bathroom break

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...

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

18 Crying

My teachers can be mean sometimes and their yelling and harsh tone of voices would frighten me to the point that was in tears. The teachers obviously didn't even care to apologize and yell at me even more.

''I don't think so... get em outta here.'' - Sir Donald - htoutlaws2012

19 Staring at the clock

This is why I brought a watch. - Entranced98

This is pretty much all I do

Literally star at it like a pendulum can't help but be drawn into it after awhile... oh wait that's right you have a phone. - htoutlaws2012

20 Packing up before the bell

''Hey! What did I tell you class about packing up early? '' - htoutlaws2012

21 Doodling/drawing

''Hey what are these describe to you... to kill? '' - htoutlaws2012

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?

22 Another kid making random noises

This kid was making burp noises the whole 2nd grade school year. Then. A random guy was in our class for one day. They started making burping noise contests. The other kid stopped for a while. Then the kid who was in our class for one day kept going. The gym teacher blamed it on the other kid. - CartoonCriticizer

''HEY did you hear insert whatever conversation out loud.'' - htoutlaws2012

When I was in high school a kid kept making farting sounds and blaming it on me and I ended up getting on trouble for nothing >:(

23 Telling the truth

More less are you a great convincer, or a master manipulating lair? - htoutlaws2012

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 >:(

(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"

24 Doing the right thing

As to how exactly? Of what you want to do, or more less forced to do by parental beliefs? - htoutlaws2012

Wait, what?

Tell me about it. I don't remember any of this happening, thankfully. But still!

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

This is reasonable

26 Things you did at home

My high school special ed teacher thinks that she’s my mom. Every few days or week she calls home and asks my parents if I’m “being bad” at home and if my mom tells her that I’m “being bad” (eg. Not doing the right thing, not doing chores, etc) then the next day at school she has a talk with me.


27 Saying something important to your friend

'' Hey, I have to tell you something... than say it to the entire class than.'' - htoutlaws2012

28 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! >:(

29 Talking/joking around with friends

My high school teacher got the whole class in trouble for this once. She thought that we were bullying others and she yelled at all of us.

30 Taking a break in gym class

''Hey why you resting... there's no resting in Baseball! '' - htoutlaws2012

31 Messy classroom

When I was in high school one of the classrooms was messy. My special ed teacher found out and punished me by not letting me use the computers in the classroom for a week. I DID NOT MAKE THE MESS AT ALL.

''Messy homeroom found here why is it become a pigsty in here? '' - htoutlaws2012

32 Having permission to do something

In high school, there is a period called study hall/graderoom where kids can do anything they want in there. We were allowed to draw random things on the whiteboards and the teacher allows us to use his or her computer. My special ed teacher told me that I am not allowed to do any of that stuff, but I continued anyway.

I guess she doesn't understand what fun means.

33 Asking for permission to use the bathroom

When we took tests like the PSSA if we needed to use the restroom in the middle fo the test then we would get a zero on it if we went

34 Getting a wrong answer on a quiz or test

''You needed to be a perfectionist to pass my class, and you let not only me down, but the ivy league down as well.'' - htoutlaws2012

Once in high school my special ed teacher was mad at the whole class for getting ONE ANSWER WRONG on a kindergarten worksheet on following directions.

She is even worse than high expectations Asian parents!

35 Doing homework for another class

Once I finished my classwork early so I decided to do some of my homework from another class. My teachers didn't like that at all

''Hey no not in my class only my work nobody else's you got that? '' - htoutlaws2012

36 Visiting a favorite teacher

In high school while I was walking between classes I stopped by 1 of my favorite teacher's classrooms to say hi. My special ed teacher found out and didn't approve of it at all.

37 Eating too many snacks during holiday party

Eat all that you can, but than suddenly everyone has a sick stomach of the after party. - htoutlaws2012

When I was in high school my special ed class had a holiday party. There were snacks. The teacher only allowed 1 serving per student. I finished my serving and was still hungry so I decided to get seconds. My teacher, however, stopped me and told me that I am not allowed any more snacks.

THIS IS SO STUPID! At my other classes, whenever we had any holiday parties, we get UNLIMITED snacks!

38 Looking up non-academic related sites

Oh time to check my social media places Facebook, Twitter, Instagram you name it typical teen choices right there. - htoutlaws2012

When I was in high school, there was this 1 website that's the only site that we were allowed on cause it was "educational". It was called We can't go on any other site. Once when the teacher wasn't looking I decided to google random stuff such as permission slips for NYC trips. When my teacher saw me she told me that's "not appropriate for school" and that it's "not educational" and that I'm not supposed to look that stuff up.

39 Requesting harder work

Requesting extra Homework, and extra credit muhahaa! - htoutlaws2012

When I was in high school my special ed teacher taught the whole class super mega easy math such as counting money and telling time and basic addition. My friends and I complained that it was too easy and that we want harder math like algebra. My teacher was like "OK you want harder math? " so she gave me and a friend 3 digit multiplication problems (which were also way too easy for us) and continued teaching the rest of the class the super easy math.

I guess she worships kindergarten math.

40 Vomiting

Your immune system is dead at that point why is nobody helping the situation your in might as well turn back only for your case how ill you felt that day. - htoutlaws2012

I got sick on the bus in high school once and the bus driver not only yelled at me for it, but made me clean the mess up.

It was so embarrassing.

41 Accepting gifts from teachers

In high school my teachers would give me stuff like permission slips, paper, school supplies, snacks, and textbooks. My special ed teacher however, didn't like that and thought that I was a hoarder?

''Oh an apple, oh a gun... I just can't accept this a protection gun how twistedly sick office take it away at once! '' - htoutlaws2012

42 Farting

''... that does not taste like ketchup and onion, don't come back until your butt is cleansed.'' - htoutlaws2012

43 Walking on the left side of the halls

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? '' - htoutlaws2012

44 Having fun during a class trip

Could be worse you could have a tragedy happen like a few days ago. - htoutlaws2012

When I was in high school my special ed teacher took the class to a mall that’s now closed for holiday shopping. At the mall I saw a coin operated horse and decided to ride it. Shortly after I got on it my teacher came over and took me that I’m not supposed to ride it and that I told me to get off of it >:(

45 Using school supplies

In high school when I had free time I would draw pictures, write lists, and print stuff off the internet. I do not do this all the time, only about 1/2 hour during grade room and 10-20 min before the end of class or when I was dome with my work. My special ed teacher, however, complained that I was being "wasteful"

''What are you doing with your essentials sir? '' - htoutlaws2012

46 Forgetting to make a paragraph

Another big one was forgetting to indent your first sentence of the paragraph. - htoutlaws2012

47 Not voting

Here we go crooked Killary or Sir Donald? How about Harambe instead honestly lol. - htoutlaws2012

48 Not registering to vote

Big deal luckily I didn't deal with this problem ever free choice live with it don't shove me the rationalization I must do a duty. - htoutlaws2012

49 Escaping school
50 Getting a drink
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