Most Pointless Ways to Get in Trouble at School

The Top Ten

1 Borrowing a pencil

Dan told me to not stole nothing - RW700

This is straight up stupid

I’m scared to even do this. - MasterHand

I always have one or get one but I agree.

2 Laughing

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



Heard of laughing for no reason -- its stress.

3 Listening to a song with your earbuds in

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

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) - hoppingicon

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

Ears buds are a nuisance!

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

Happens to me all the 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

5 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

6 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? '' - htoutlaws2012

7 Falling down the stairs

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

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

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

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

So true at my high school

9 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...

10 Accidentally going to the wrong class

Mrs Holt spanked me for that

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.

Mrs Holt’s student: Your teacher spanked you? Wow, I’m glad my schools did not enforce corporal punishments.

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.


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 Not saying the pledge

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


I just lip-syn. - XxembermasterxX

You have the legal right to not say it.

What is a pledge?

13 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

Y’all are gay

14 Having fun

I sometimes wonder why school was even created. - MasterHand

That never happens.

(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

Yes it does.

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15 Doing the right thing

You mean doing what you're told, or doing something good? - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

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.


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

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

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16 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

17 Referring to the teacher as a mean name

I call my science teacher Mrs. Umbrige - GleamingShadow

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

18 Looking at your nails

This is extremely ridiculous. - MasterHand

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

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

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

19 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!

20 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?

21 Telling the truth

Dog eats the homework
Me: Oh no! What do I say?
Teacher: Where's the work?
Me: My dog ate it
Me (thought): But that was true. - hoppingicon

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"

22 Walking on the left side of the halls

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


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

23 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.


24 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

25 Saying something important to your friend

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

26 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...

27 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! >:(

28 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

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

Not everyone wants to have muscles jeez - Yoshi

Are PE teacher said to a kid in kindergarten that he could not sit down because he would not have muscles. - Videogamesgal

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

31 Staring at the clock

This is pretty much all I do

This is why I brought a watch. - Entranced98

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

32 Packing up before the bell

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

33 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 >:(

34 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

35 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.

36 Farting

Farted in middle school. Got sent to the principal. 🤔

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

37 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

38 Getting a drink

I got in trouble for getting a drink which we are allowed to do

39 Being finished with your work early

I once got in trouble for finishing my work in ten minutes.
We had to write synonyms for words like big, small etc...
That's why my school has English sets now :/ - Bobomate

This actually happened to me once. Ridiculous! - 3DG20

40 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

41 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.

42 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!

43 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

44 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.

45 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!

46 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.

47 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.

48 Accepting gifts from teachers

Yanks and their beliefs in guns are for protection. Listen cowboy your beliefs are dated.

Once when I was younger I was given a toy penguin by my English teacher at school and my maths teacher got angry :( - Bobomate

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

49 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 >:(

50 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

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