Most Pointless Ways to Get in Trouble at School

The Top Ten
1 Borrowing a pencil

This really happened in my high school special ed class. She even CHARGED the kid for it. It went something like this:

Kid: I forgot my pencil
teacher: you should be prepared for class
Kid: can I borrow one?
Teacher: yes but you have to pay me $1
Student: WHAT?!
Teacher: (to whole class) You all are responsible for being prepared every day. If you forget your supplies and you have to borrow from me you will be required to pay for them because I spend a lot of money buying them and it's expensive.

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.

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.

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.

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.''

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 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

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?

I did all of these.

7 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.

8 Walking in the classroom right when the bell rings

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...

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

Some teachers are just overbearingly strict.

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.

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.

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.

10 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.

The Contenders
11 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 >:(

(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"

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

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

This is reasonable

13 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.

14 Chewing gum

I wouldn't get caught Chewing gum during class or get told to spit It out, I don't get in trouble for chewing gum during class.

15 Escaping school

I was in year 4 and a bit of a rebel. I jumped over the gate when the teacher wasnt looking and ran to the bin and I brought it back and dumped it on my bully's head.
The teacher looked at me and watched the whole thing, she just sighed and shrugged. She knew there was no point arguing.

16 Packing up before the bell
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 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? ''

19 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.

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

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

20 Saying something important to your friend

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

21 Saying a certain word

I got told to stop saying Darrius's last name, Bruh, Darrius Couchcox thinks saying anybody's last name is not okay, he doesn't want anybody to say his last name, this is ridiculous.

My teacher in year 3 got something wrong and I corrected her under my breath. She gave me detention and I said the f word at her. She came over to me and said that if I didn't stop, I'd have to spend breaktime with her. I said I didn't want to have to stare at her ugly face for 25 minutes thank you very much so she said I had double detention so I punched her.

22 Doodling/drawing

This happens to me ALL the time! I'm a huge doodler, myself, but when I finish the work early and we're told to keep it at our desk, how can I resist such a perfect, empty backside of the paper?
Also, when we have to check with something that's not a pencil, it really bugs me because I only have a colored pencil for checking and using colored pencils for drawing SUCKS. So I use my pencil, and my teacher assumes I'm CHEATING.

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?

23 Staring at the clock

This is why I brought a watch.

24 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?

25 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!

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