Top Ten Weirdest Things Schools Have Banned


The Top Ten

1 The Dictionary

It has been banned. At least in one school about which I read at the web. The school said they caught their students searching for vulgar and bad words in the dictionary. Pretty weird, but true. - Kiteretsunu

The Dictionary can't be banned! They are important for our English and of course, our SPEECH! - Adamshane1999

The dictionary is great for learning. That is so stupid that they would ban it.

Oh crap, I still have mine in my backpack. They even banned pencil sharpeners at my school too. - Videogamesgal

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2 Pokemon Cards

In elementary school, Pokemon was very big and everybody brought Pokemon cards to school. Even the popular kids! Anyways the principal banned them. Then Beyblade was popular and then it got banned! - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Everybody in my first grade were bringing Pokemon cards until the teachers banned them, along with Silly Bands. WE all tried to sneak them into class and trade while doing assignments. - Goatworlds

They were banned at MY school because someone dropped one and someone else picked it up. Then the teacher gave us a lecture about stealing other people's things and talked to the principle. After that we snuck them in and we never got caught.

In my first through third (possibly fourth) Pokémon cards always ended up getting banned.

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3 Father's Day Cards

What if some one doesn't have a dad? They'll be left out or upset

Lmfao but they don't ban mothers day cards what

Fathers Day is in summer! - EpicJake

My high school special ed teacher FORCED the class to make Father's Day cards

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4 Red Ink (for Teachers)

I read recently that the colour red can negatively affect test results. If only I knew this before I got red carpets for my room and a red blanket for my bed. - PositronWildhawk

I think this might actually be true! One of my teachers used red ink and I got a bad grade! :( - funnyuser

I get good grades in red ink and bad grades in blue

They banned red ink?! - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

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5 Lunch

If kids don't have enough money, sometimes schools deny them food. Also, if those kids already got a lunch, sometimes the teacher makes them THROW IT AWAY. It's so sad cause a lot of kids may be poor and that's the only meal they will get for the day. Teachers obviously want them to either starve to death or suffer from severe malnutrition.

I thought it was illegal to do this! - funnyuser

Wow. teachers must really want to kill us

Teachers want us to starve

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6 Tag

Nowadays playgrounds are inconsistent, they "trust" the news team (which always shows news about topics people think is important like ROBLOX, Minecraft, Princess Diana and Murder Mysteries) to petition the graffiti (which only happens when they need filler) and keep the big "F**K YOU" Text on the other side of the rock wall until the said news team comes, but ban tag because of germs, I have touched over 9000 (sorry for the DBZ joke) people in my lifetime, AND I'M ONLY 13, so what's the problem, so after they banned the TGRR (Tag, Grounders, Red Rover) kids just get bored and teens do not get a positive role model (unlike the teachers micro-brain thinks) but just the only thing to do other than sliding (which they are bored of) and talking (also bored of) is to take out their huge Sharpie, aka Paint Brush, and write another big "F**K YOU" on said spot. THE END. - Maddox121

Schools are retarded. Grounders and Red Rover I can understand. But tag? Come on! You're just running around and you have to touch someone else so they become it. (okay that sounds wrong) - SammySpore

After my school banned this, we started playing Grounders. After my school banned Grounders ( they're eyes are closed and they're on playground equipment? What if they fall! ) we started playing Red Rover. Then they banned that too so now we have nothing to do.

Yea but they can't ban walking.

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7 Regular Clothes

Why the heck can't we wear regular clothes in schools!? I'm so tired of wearing the idiotic school uniform! Dammit! - PlatinumTheHitgirl

Yeah my uniform has a very uncomfortable jumper and trousers - which hardly fit me! (I work out by the way) - sryanbruen

I hate my school uniform, it feels like you are going to school-of-worst-dress-sense. Why can't we just wear a simple jeans and top? Our uniform for girls is, brown check shirt, brown divider skirt, two braids down the sides with ribbons, can you believe it?!? Ribbons! I don't understand what's the point of dress code in school. We are there to study, so teach us and don't interfere with anything else! I can understand banning crop tops, mini skirts and all that revealing crap, but normal clothes!?!? Like, is your brain dead or something!?!?

I understand when it comes to crop tops and blouses but regular clothes? What?! Having to wear school uniforms! Stupid! Wearing itchy and uncomfortable tops and shirts, and putting brains in your hair with ribbons! Ribbons! And I hate braids in MY hair. How stupid to ban regular clothes. Back in my childhood, I was glad my school didn't ban the clothes we wear now. Kids, go to Pettigrew! It's the nicest school!

I support
uniformity is absolute power

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8 Darwin T-shirt

It's not Darwin Watterson. It's actually Charles Darwin. - Kiteretsunu

Charles Darwin, Not Darwin Watterson. - aarond09

One the other hand, some schools ban shirts with bible quotes on them, and saying anything that has to do with religion. If only we could get along. It's a free country - ethanmeinster

Sees this. Me: whaa? I like Darwin waters- oh

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9 Dancing

The teachers are just afraid that the students will out-dance them! Chickens! - NerdyPweeps

Are the teachers afraid that kids will fall and hurt themselves or something? - funnyuser

Dancing isn't banned at my school. Heck, my best friend does the robot and the moonwalk all the time in wood shop. At least it's better then the whip nae nae or the dab.

What is this, Step Up - RustyNail

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10 Peanuts

I actually understand that they banned this. It's because of nut allergies.

If it was the comics, I would blow up the school. - Maddox121

This is understandable. Maybe you should stop only caring about yourself because there are many people that are allergic to peanuts. - 3DG20

This is the only ban that's reasonable

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The Contenders

11 Pokemon Socks

This is a truly bizarre thing to ban. But it happened. - PositronWildhawk

NO! Pokemon is awesome and should be allowed anything. - letdot52

What good would banning Pokemon socks do - Gamer4life

What is wrong with Pokemon socks? - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

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12 Bathroom Stalls

They're all out in the open now, because of "stuff"

Why do schools ban those. Is it because they're trying to ruin students lives. I mean it's bad enough they ban dancing and regular clothes but bathroom stalls! What has society come to.

Are you serious. Everyone would see your junk. - SammySpore

People need privacy while using the bathroom, so why did they think it was a good idea to rip off the bathroom stall doors? - JoeBoi

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13 Recess

Secondary School we have a school break, its not kiddy recess. Its just a break we have in school.

This is just an elementary school thing. - JoeBoi

free time

I don’t miss recess at all. - Videogamesgal

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14 Phones

Phones? I guess I see why they are banned in some schools. They are distracting, and they make kids less social. Unless they are texting. And they barely even TALK while playing POKEMON GO. PLAY THE REAL GAME PEOPLE GO VERSION IS SO UGLY

I understand why it would be banned in some aspects if the students are abusing the privileges and playing on their phone instead of listening to the teacher, but what if an emergency happened? - 3DG20

You should see our form room at lunch! All anybody does past two o'clock when we can have our phones out is play games, and it's like living with a bunch of human phones! I don't have a phone, so I tried to create the same effect with my tablet, and the phone geeks ripped into me real bad. I think they should be banned at our school,and if you use your phone for a reason that's not welcome, you should either have it confiscated or get a period six. There! That's what I think of phones!

I understand during like class and stuff, but during the other parts of the day it just does not make sense.

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15 Rollerbags

I need one of these because of my laptop. - Ilovestephanie

What are roller bags?

I have one its not hard to move the normal backpacks are to hevy for me yea I'm weak so I just drag my normal back pack around the halls and get yelled at by teacher - thunderclanrocks

What is that?

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16 Anything Involving Birthdays

This goes for all other holiday related things, but some schools have people who are Jehovah's witnesses, which is a religion where they don't celebrate holidays. They do other stuff, to, but that's not very important for this matter. I go to school with a girl who's a Jehovah's witness, and she's really nice.


WHAT?! People’s birthdays are special things that should be celebrated!

17 Band Shirts

I can understand if its for some of the more obscure metal bands like the ones I listen to, like Cannibal Corpse etc because of the graphic nature of their merchandise, but for them to ban band shirts outright is just too much. - emeraldfennekin

If my school banned band shirts, I wouldn't have a wardrobe. - Plonderss

They said I'm not allowed to wear megadeth shirts. Rip - danimey

Not at my school. I see Nirvana shirts everyday.

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18 Chairs

OK this list is getting pretty weird now...

What do I sit on then? The desk? The floor? - 3DG20

Where do I sit then? On the hard floor?

Chairs. that's screwd up. - LetWolf

19 South Park T-Shirts

Well yeah, south park is for like 17 year olds. - SammySpore

Would you really want a 5th grader walking around with Eric Cartman on his shirt? - CloudInvasion

Generally, you would have to be 15 or 16 to watch that show because of it's inappropriate content. So you can't walk around wearing that if you're in elementary or middle school. - JoeBoi

I was in a class filled with kids about 7-13 years old, and someone comes in with a Rick and Morty T-shirt. - Epikrika

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20 Best Friends

They banned it because other students might feel bad. The way people have to not offend anybody and be nice all the time is just dumb. You can hardly say or do anything now without offending some prick. - SammySpore

That's just cruel... I guess some schools don't want friendship to be real..

I went to a school that did this and it sucked. - connorp04

Banning strong friendships. Lovely.

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21 Christmas

Gee, the principal or the school board must have been a real Scrooge or Grinch to ban something like this. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Christmas is the best time of the year! Why would anyone bank Christmas? That's weird!

The school that had banned Christmas had probably Ebeneezer Scrooge or The Grinch as the Principal. Or the Principal might be even worser than the guys I mentioned! - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

Well that's not nice. - PhilTheCorgi

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22 Art


23 Air Jordans

What on earth did Air Jordans do to the principal?

A kid threw them at his principal and he suddenly became triggered. - AlphaQ

24 The Word "Meep"

Two words: the cuss? (Dialga king is my name even though I don't have a account)

This has no meaning whatsoever. ITS JUST A WORD LIKE - LAURENRL

Whatever, I'm going to say Meap instead as an excuse. - Maddox121

What if you was playing Roblox in the playground? You can’t play Meep City! - Carly19781

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25 American Flag

A school in California banned clothing with the American flag on it because the hispanic kids felt "threatened" - ryanrimmel

What's next? They're going to ban the pledge or the national anthem? How stupid can schools get with banning things? - ModernSpongeBobSucks

They chose to ban the American flag because it would offend minorities? How is it offensive to them? How? - JoeBoi

That's disrespectful to America. Why would the teachers ban that? - PhilTheCorgi

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26 The Words "Mom" and "Dad"


This rule is stupid - Th3Zm0nst3r

This is getting weirder by the minute... - LAURENRL

So you’re not even allowed to tell your friend if your mom says you can’t go out after school? - 3DG20

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27 Talking

This list is getting weirder and weirder as I go down.

I could understand why we can't talk during class. - PhilTheCorgi

This is against the first amendment! - JoeBoi

This list is getting weirder and weirder - Carly19781

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28 Birthday Invitations

They usually ban them unless the kid invites every single kid in the class to their party.


29 Charlie Charlie

Lol, when it was FRIDAY and we were at school, it was nearly the end of the day. And we always have this thing called "Golden Time" and we go and do stuff like that. So yeah, the teacher said we were having Golden Time. And then some boys got paper and 2 pencils to do the Charlie Charlie challenge and it kept turning to yes, then the teacher asked why we were screaming and shouting that Charlie is real, the teacher said Charlie is real and he's alive. (There is a guy called Charlie in our class so...) And they said that it was a demon and the teacher told us to stop doing it over and over again. So... Charlie Charlie is banned from our class then. -

This is so understandable someone did it once and it scared almost everyone because he was blowing the pencil so it weird people think this is weird

I did this in the 4th grade and got in trouble for it because the teacher thought I was wishing death on another student.

Lmao ex got sent to the principals office for doing this

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30 Bake Sales

It's a way students make money for charities, fundraisers, and other good causes. - Connor360

What's wrong with these? They're for charity.

It's a waste of time

Aw come on! whats wrong with having fun in the kitchen for school? - LAURENRL

31 Books

I live for books! In fact I couldn't survive if our school banned books!

Books are anti-literacy. Watch movies or be illiterate!

Books what the I don't get why books are band I love books

Well, schools don’t really need books because we have the internet. - JoeBoi

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32 Backpacks/Schoolbags

Okay, hold on. You're telling me that schools, which mind you, give tons of textbooks, papers and other supplies are not allowing students to carry a bag to put their supplies in? Umm okay... - emeraldfennekin

In the 6th grade, the school tried to institute uniformed backpacks. They weren't even backpacks, they were poorly made drawstring bags. By the way, we had to take all of our material home with us everyday.

My middle school wouldn't allow carrying backpacks around, and they want us to stuff backpacks full of stuff in really skinny lockers and bring only what we need. Very stupid. - NuMetalManiak

My high school special ed teacher would not allow her class to have backpacks in her homeroom

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33 The Words "Oh Jesus"

I remember back in Grade 5, I literally got in trouble for saying that.

I am Jewish, so I don't believe in Jesus. But when something shocks me, I still say it. - 445956

I say this and I'm Jewish - Ihateschool

I’m agnostic and I still use words like that. - macat

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34 My Little Pony Backpack

I am on the boys side gumball. - Ilovestephanie

I remembered that I watched the news and they said they the principal from the school putted an boy in detention JUST BECAUSE HE HAD AN MLP BACKPACK!, they even bullied the poor guy, many people in internet are on the boy's side, and the boy even made an Kickstarter campaing so he could bring his backpack again. - GumballWatterson

I don't have an MLP backpack though. - Chromium

Really dumb - Epikrika

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35 Bows

Jojo Siwa (a crappy singer) would be mad if she found out about this - Lunala

Like the hair decoration or the old form of weapon?

Jojo Siwa is a bad signer, so her bows should be banned. - Videogamesgal

36 Music

In science some kid kept playing a distorted version of Sweatshirt, Dark horse and Heathens over and over and the teacher didn't care - Lunala

I play Marilyn Manson for the class sometimes. If they banned him it would be the worst day ever.

Aren't schools normally supposed to teach music and famous composers? Stupid libs.

I like Taylor Swift

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37 Joking About Drugs

When I was in the 4th grade I made a joke saying I smoke weed everyday. So someone took that seriously and told the teacher. So there was a drug inspection. Now that I'm almost a 7th grader I know how serious this is.

This is understandable! Drugs should also be banned. - 3DG20

Yeah, drugs are so not funny.

Very rare to find truly funny instances of dark humor - Epikrika

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38 Fidget Spinners

Banning these can be helpful, but it also takes a useful tool from kids who actually are benefited by using one, like myself. - emeraldfennekin

I remember there was a PLAGUE of these things in my school...

My school banned them but before the ban everyone in my grade had one. - Lunala

Forget about fidget spinners, they suck now. - JoeBoi

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39 French Fries French Fries French fries are served hot, either soft or crispy, and are generally eaten as part of lunch or dinner or by themselves as a snack, and they commonly appear on the menus of fast food restaurants. Fries in America are generally salted and are often served with ketchup; in many countries they are topped more.

Schools banned French fries and bring exactly the same thing only to call them "Freedom Fries" - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Why would you ban French Fries? This list is so funny - JaysTop10List

From a high school in Ontario...

If a school banned French Fries because it had the word “French” in it, they are just racist and ignorant. - JoeBoi

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40 Flaming Hot Cheetos

Cheetos often get a bad rap, but Flaming Hot Cheetos are apparently the biggest culprit. With their dangerous heat and alarming red color, no school cafeteria is safe. (Source: The Huffington Post) - Kiteretsunu

This is one of my favorite foods - PatrickStar

"alarming red color" OH NO! THE COLOR RED!

They have a knockoff brand at my school. I know, because when I bit into them, it was PINK on the inside. PINK. It’s supposed to be yellow on the inside, not pink! - IceFoxPlayz

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41 Saying the Word "Gun"

In grade 2 we had to draw a picture of war and we were not allowed to draw guns. You weren't even allowed to draw TANKS AND JETS. Other than that, the school would scold anybody who made the "gun" gesture with their hands. - Lunala

We were doing a World War 2 project in grade 6 and our teacher said to draw all things related to it. So the kid next to me started drawing guns and stuff, and he got detention.

It depends. Once in high school in a government class we had to draw pictures on the Amendments in the Bill of Rights. For the 2nd amendment I drew a gun and I didn't get in trouble for it. The same thing goes for the rest of the class.

Once my friend made a gun gesture with his hands and got yelled at.

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42 Gel Pens
43 Deodorant

So we what, go stinky all day especially for kids in marching band, gym, and athletics? - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Cologne and perfume I understand because some people have trouble breathing near them, but DEODORANT?!? This IS UNACCEPTABLE. - shawnmccaul22

That ban is incredibly stupid because if a lot of people that stink really bad are in the same room than it could reach toxic levels

This is a stupid ban, because if you don't wear deodorant, you will stink. - PhilTheCorgi

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44 The Words "What The"

When I was in 4th grade, whenever someone said "what the" they had to run a whole mile around the track. Stupid teachers

In my school someone said "what the" in class and the teacher told them to not say that. Another time most of the boys in the class said "deez nuts" all at the same time and the teacher didn't say anything. School makes no sense. - Imreallyboredrightnow

Two very common words in the English language and some adult in some school thinks that they're words of the heathens and blasphemers. Seriously? - NuMetalManiak

They can ban "What the f***" or "what the h*ll" but what the... is just dumb - Maddox121

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45 Hats

My school won't even let you wear ANY type of clothing on your head! Hoods, hats, beanies, tinfoil, everything! All because they think it's disrespectful. Apparently my school is full of hillbillies who are still living in 1910 - SirSkeletorThe3rd

My school banned hats AND beanies. That is stupid. "There are gangs in the area" yeah right. - Pegasister12

The only gangs in our school area is the hillbillies who live in the trailer park next to school - SirSkeletorThe3rd

I got my beanie hat taken away once because I was wearing it in class. The teacher said it was "disrespectful." How is wearing a hat disrespectful?

No hoods in my school but hats in the summer are fine.

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46 Video Games

I think they mean do NOT talk about video games - Th3Zm0nst3r

In MY school, we are allowed to play any game we WANT during breaks. Even Grand Theft Auto!

Video games are not school stuff

How CAN this be banned? There isn’t any video games in school anyways! - Untildawn8

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47 Chocolate Bars

This is weird because sugar and energy are as important as vitamins and iron, there was a kid that was kicked out of his primary school because he had a chocolate bar, an apple, mini cheddar and some other food I don't remember, anyway this kid was underweight and his lunch is literally the most healthy lunch I've ever seen, even his lunch was healthier than school dinners - Harri666

My school doesn't mind what you eat. - Lunala

That's a sad story Harri666. - funnyuser

Meanwhile with a hopeless chocolate addict, her chocolate-addict boyfriend, a chocolate-addicted squad and the entire chocolate-addicted Central Student Government...

If they ban chocolate bars, then they shouldn't have had a nearby pharmacy store that sells a load of chocolate.

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48 Tank Tops

How are tank tops bad? - 906389

My school has done this. But kids in my school still wear tank top though. - EpicJake

In my school tank tops are only banned for boys - NicholasYellow

I’m a female and they banned Tank Tops for girls but BOYS are allowed to wear tank tops in my school! -Galaxy Meowth

49 The Confederate Flag

It is heritage not racism it stands for the men who fought for a unified confederacy! Yankees!

The confederate flag has evolved into a hate symbol and should be banned

It is not racism it stands for the men who fought for a separate and unified confederacy! Yankees!

Why would a school have a confederate flag anyway unless it was the school of the kkk or something. - Sunflowerswag

I don't see a problem with this ban. - emeraldfennekin

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