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.

Its been banned because it has rude and swear words in it duh. - Shamo24

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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

At my old school they banned them since they caused fights but at my new school kids talk about them a lot and the teachers have never really brought them up - Lunala

Was this just a 90s thing. The so called genwunners? Who are more into Gen 1 and maybe Gen 2 (Sky One cancelled Pokemon after Johto season ha! ) I don't think anyone would be in school nowadays or are Pokemon cards still 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

Fathers Day is in summer! - EpicJake

Lmfao but they don't ban mothers day cards what

sexist BS - EliHbk

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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

Um... no they use red pens to correct, they need red pens to see if their wrong or right

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5 Lunch

Wow. teachers must really want to kill us

I thought it was illegal to do this! - funnyuser

Are there teachers who do this actually do this. If there are, they're monsters! Students don't have to starve. - 906389

WHAT - Shamo24

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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.

Oh lord, I remember the day our principal pulled all 500 students into the cafeteria to lecture us on why tag was "bad". Wow - Scr3aM

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7 Regular Clothes

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!?!?

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 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!


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8 Peanuts

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

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

Most people are allergic to these so it makes sense

Y wood ban comix, next u ban garfielf then popeye - Maddox121

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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.

I just did like a billion comments, sorry if I took up other commenters' room - Shamo24

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10 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.

Why. Nobody wants to see another person take a dump, nobody wants to be seen doing that

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The Contenders

11 Darwin T-shirt

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

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

Charles Darwin, Not Darwin Watterson. - aarond09

Schools influenced by the FFRF (Freedom FROM Religion Foundation, a hyper-atheist, hyper-Darwinist group) ban Christian phrases yet ban Darwinist shirts?! Hypocrisy of hyper/militant atheists.

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12 Recess
13 Rollerbags

What are roller bags?

They are like a cross between a suitcase and a backpack/bookbag. I can understand why these would be banned.
They can be hard to maneuver.
In a crowded school, the can be a nuisance
When things get chaotic, like during a class change etc. these can make it harder for students to get to their destination, and can get in the way of those with disabilities, in wheelchair, or on crutches etc. - emeraldfennekin

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

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!

In the 6th grade, my English teacher punished someone for by calling his mother on his phone on speaker.

It is a good thing, at least, you don't hear someone obssessing over the new trendy-social app or any other un-important things,

i don't know why a phone would be necessary, especially in class, and hate hearing someone obssessing about their phones, wanting to stole it back when confiscated.

seriously, why not waiting to going back to home? it's not the end of the world.

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15 Anything Involving Birthdays


16 Bake Sales

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

It's a waste of time

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

What if they need to tell their mom or dad maybe family member something, or what if two people are alone and one of them is having a medical emergency but they can't take out their phones then that person has to just stare at that person... think about it

I exclusively wear those - Songsta41

18 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

19 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

Why would they ban a silly thing like that that's really weird that's like banning food

My school still gives hot cheetos but I never ate them.

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20 Talking

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

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