Top Ten Weirdest Things Schools Have Banned

The Top Ten Weirdest Things Schools Have Banned

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

This didn't get banned in my school, they did have dictionaries in my school - trains45

I think they banned these because kids were looking up inappropriate words in the dictionary

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

2 Father's Day Cards

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

Fathers Day is in summer! - EpicJake

Lmfao but they don't ban mothers day cards what

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

3 Red Ink (for Teachers)

The teachers in my school cover our papers in red or blue ink, LOL. - Firemist

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

My primary school did this,its "bad luck "apparently or" its rude ". It's a PEN. What bad luck is there in ink?

In my culture, it's bad luck to sign your name with a red pen for some reason. - Firemist

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

4 Tag

Why do most of my schools that I went to say no touching people - myusernameisthis

They banned this at my old school because of "roughhousing" or something. - Firemist

They banned this because kids starting pushing kids a little too hard and they fell - Yoshidude

It's actually banned. Why would they ban tag? I played tag when I was a kid and nothing bad has ever happened to me or any other kid who has played it. - MrColgate

5 Lunch

Banning lunch would be enough to convince me that public schools want to mass murder innocent children. I bet the people running the schools worship Hitler and their ultimate goal is to recreate the holocaust. - shadomatrix

@Dovewing3030-Unfortunately yes they do. It's called lunch shaming.

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

6 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

In private religious schools, probably... - Scarytheory

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 hate school uniform as mines green the worst colour in the world

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!

8 Dancing

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


Stupid, but they probably just don't want a bunch of kids twerking. (that's all they do anymore)

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

9 Bathroom Stalls

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

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

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.

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

10 Pokemon Socks

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

What good would banning Pokemon socks do - Gamer4life

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

What is wrong with Pokemon socks? - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

The Contenders

11 Recess

That would suck then kids couldn't play after lunch and the first few classes - trains45

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

That's stupid kids need playtime

This is just an elementary school thing. - JoeBoi

12 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

In 4th grade My teacher banned them because this kid was throwing a fit in front of the whole class because he made a bad pokemon trade the whole class laughed at him including me

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.

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

13 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..

Banning strong friendships. Lovely.

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

14 Flaming Hot Cheetos

Teenagers these days are consuming alarming rates of spicy foods, which can harm your digestive system. Regularly, people are being sent to the hospital for these kinds of problems. Sure, some hot food is good, but if that's the only thing you eat, well that's a problem.

My little cousin says that her school sells them in the cafeteria

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

15 Anything Involving Birthdays

This would suck if they did then you may not know when it's your friends birthday - trains45

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.

Good thing my birthday's in August. - Cyri

I feel feel bad for you guys

16 Band Shirts

Even if the songs have bad words, there's a kid in English who wears a deadpool shirt all the time, which is R, and he doesn't get in trouble! Yes, I know some band shirt have gore and stuff on it but not every band! - myusernameisthis

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

A school banned Marilyn Manson shirts. I know worst thing ever.

17 Chairs

That would be the worst it would be uncomfortable to sit on the floor - trains45

It's so simple just sit on the air or something,its actually really comfortable

OK this list is getting pretty weird now...

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

18 Bake Sales

How you know if someone didn't poison your food or let a dog lick their spoon lol - Bobomate

There jealous that people would rather give money to a cancer research instead of a fundraiser for the shcool to waste on break room coffee and chalk

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

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

19 The Word "Meep"

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

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

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

I automatically thought of meep from phineas and ferb

20 Art

I'm that guy that said yay no art but I have to suffer and I'm glad It's summer


that's sad - willow

Yay I hate art

21 South Park T-Shirts

South Park is a good show, but I'm surprised it's ran for how long it has since it's very inappropriate. Makes Family Guy look like a baby show. - shadomatrix

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

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

Lmao really? My teachers know I love South Park and they think it’s cool. Why would they ban these T-shirts but not the revealing crop tops the girls wear? It does make sense for elementary school kids but for late middle school and high school..really? - Limeyy

22 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!

Probably due to different religions and things, because not everyone celebrates Christmas... - Deer4Life

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

Your not in school for Christmas. - The_Random_Content_Guy

23 The Words "Mom" and "Dad"


This rule is stupid - Th3Zm0nst3r

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

I think it's because girls are calling grown men daddy

24 American Flag

Liberal: You see, the flag that represents the land of the free is a symbol of white supremacy. Because that makes sense.

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

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

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

25 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

26 Talking

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

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

This list is getting weirder and weirder - Carly19781

This is against the first amendment! - JoeBoi

27 Birthday Invitations

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

Gonna happen anyways - willow


28 Books

I think in grade 2 or 1 I brought in a comic book then my teacher said "read a real book" I mean...what!?!?!?

Isn’t that how kids learn in the first place? If you ban books, then how are students going to learn? - KingSlayer93316

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

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

29 Backpacks/Schoolbags

I had this rule in middle shool
we had to use cheap string bags instead because
backpacks hide guns? so can everything else stupid. - willow

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

30 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

Someone got detention once for saying "what the heck". - Minecraftcrazy530

31 My Little Pony Backpack

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 am on the boys side gumball. - Ilovestephanie

My little pony: detention is magic.

Those deformed donkeys deserved to get banned

32 Fidget Spinners

They were made to help disabled kids pay attention in class and a bunch of people who don't need them played with them. If you didn't need a fidget spinner in class but you used one anyways that was cruel. But thank you because the noise of them hurts my ears - HelloUniverse

Yeah, I had one that made this annoying sound. Only disabled kids should be able to use this. - Deer4Life

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...

Forget about fidget spinners, they suck now. - JoeBoi

33 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.

This would of really sucked if they banned fries when I was in high school then I wouldn't of been able to get them if I had the cafeteria food - trains45

My high school used to serve French fries but they discontinued that in my junior or senior year I think?

"They're unhealthy so there's nothing wrong with banning them - Bobomatenew" shut up gay vegan

They're unhealthy so there's nothing wrong with banning them - Bobomate

Any food can become unhealthy if you have too much of them. Banning french fries is a bit too much, at least allow the kid to make a choice. - Deer4Life

34 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

We shouldn't joke about or talk about drugs anyway, because drugs are illegal. - PhilTheCorgi

Yeah, drugs are so not funny.

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

Jojo should go here - willow

36 Hats

My Elementary and Junior High School didn't allow hats it sucked I couldn't wear hats at all I had to take it off - trains45

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?

37 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.

That’s too bad because me and my friends, one of our inside jokes are finger guns. (Ironically)

38 The Words "Oh Jesus"

I remember when my mom got mad at me for saying "Jesus Christ" lol - Crizz

When I was in Senior Infants (Kindergarten for y'all Americans) I was in church for some kind of dumb mass. I wasn't allowed to say Jesus at home, so I decided if I was in church it was acceptable.
So, I screamed "JESUS! " at the top of my lungs in the middle of the mass.
Surprised I didn't get a detention or at least extra homework for that.

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

39 Phones

You aren't allowed with phones when the teacher is in the class - ElSherlock

Eh, this one isn't stupid. The idiots in my grade would probably be sitting around on their phones all day if it weren't for the fact that they're banned. We're allowed them in the mornings and after all classes are over anyway, and I'm pretty sure they'd let us use them in an emergency. - Thevideogameboy

My school banned it this year because some kids don’t know how to mute their phone so we have to keep phones in our lockers but some people (including me) just put it in our pockets or binders lmao - Limeyy

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

40 Deodorant

It's not like they'll sniff your armpits, I could easily get away with this one.

My last school would send letters home to people that didn't wear deodorant lmao - Bobomate

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

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

41 Gel Pens

They are life - willow

Why! - Bobomate

42 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

This would suck if they did then I couldn't eat chocolate - trains45

That's a sad story Harri666. - funnyuser

43 High Fives

That's the dumbest thing I've seen on this list so far. Why ban high fives? - RogerMcBaloney

This would be dumb I have done high fives before at school - trains45

Germs? sickness is they only reasoning behind this - willow

44 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

Yea the boys will get DIStrACteD - willow

45 The Confederate Flag

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

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

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

46 Snowball Fights

I got in trouble for touching snow. Its stupid!

We were not allowed to even GO NEAR IT

School gets closed if it snows witch is rare where I live - willow

We aren't even allowed out in the snow at my school! never mind having snowball fights. - LAURENRL

47 Picture Day

I would want to go to that school (if I was still in school though) - KingSlayer93316

Personally, I don't want to pay $15 bucks for a book of pictures of people I hate and have abused me over the years.

Yeah what's wrong with that it's just memories will it be banned to remember things

This is beyond weird. Crazy overprotective parents... - PizzaGuy

48 Gym

Banning gym is taking it too far. As much as I hate PE, people should have the choice to go to gym.

If this happened, I would die of happiness - sadical

You need gym at my high school to pass - Gusbus

They want their test scores to be up for more funding to put in their corrupt pockets

49 Anime

Didn't happen for me. There's an anime club at my school. It was fun! - HelloUniverse

I mean I can kinda understand I guess but not very anime has hentai...

Anime is awesome! Why would anyone go out of their way to get it removed from most any situation? I understand that there are some that need a bit more censorship. Yet those are the ones that are rated R! I think it is stupid that people think it's violent. Look at James Bond!

As an anime fan this makes sense because of something called ECCHI. - XxembermasterxX

50 Computers

How can you ban computers?

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