Top Ten Worst Reasons to Get Detention


The Top Ten

1 Throwing an Imaginary Object

A boy, 7, was suspended for throwing an imaginary grenade while playing. - Mapleshade

Stupid, teachers are stupid these days...

This happened to someone who was playing like his pencil was a gun and got sent out.

Oh yes, THAT makes since and everything. Good call guys

2 Laughing

Why? That's so dumb! Maybe because it pissed off the teachers.

Because of this and other offences, a Cambridge college gave over 700 detentions in one day. - Mapleshade

Why give someone detention for this? Stupid, really. My teacher is strict and uselly enjoys singling me out fro it anyway.

Laughing is human nature so unless it's very repetitive and annoying we shouldn't give detention.

3 Hugging a Friend

Isn't hugging a way of showing you like someone, and have a positive relationship with them? What if they were choking and you had to hug the thing choking them out?

A girl had to mis lessons because of this. A bit extreme, don't you think? - Mapleshade

I never knew you could be suspended because of this. What damage comes from hugging?

What was extreme, the punishment or the hug? - PositronWildhawk

4 Being Gay

One word:Homophobia

This is dumb and a dumb reason

Not really a stupid reason lol

Yeah actually, it kind of is, because teachers are the same people who talk about how bullying and discrimination is so bad and how you shouldn't do it, so it would be extremely hypocritical of them to get someone in trouble just because they love someone of the same gender. - 3DG20

Let people be how they are.

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5 Hand Gestures

Yeah one time I did a gun gesture and I got in very big trouble

One time I did a gun gesture

What about middle finger? Lol! - Ananya

A six year old boy was given a detention for making a gun gesture with his hands and saying 'pow'. He was accused of threatening a fellow student. - Mapleshade

6 Farting

An eleven year old boy got detention for farting loudly on the school bus. - Mapleshade

If he did it on purpose to be funny, then it absolutely serves him right. - 3DG20

7 Swearing

In elementary school, it's understandable to an extent, but high school teachers really need to get tf over themselves. They're just words, and everybody there is either a teenager or a grown adult. - 3DG20


$637 for swearing? That is so dumb! This is called high school everyone will swear!

Victoria Mullins, 18, had to pay a $637 fine for swearing in class. - Mapleshade

8 Being Pregnant

It's not stupid though. You shouldn't be getting pregnant as a minor student anyway, so I say this rule is perfectly understandable. - 3DG20

Now that is just stupid not your fault unless you planned it.

I mean, it kind of is if you carelessly went and had unprotected sex with some guy as a minor student, so the rule is completely understandable. - 3DG20

Its stupid that you would get detention for that

Not really. You shouldn't be getting pregnant as a minor student. - 3DG20

9 Buying Lunch

A girl once went outside of school premises to buy lunch. The fear of being told off sent her into cardiac arrest, and she ended up hospitalised. - Mapleshade

10 Playing with Your Pen

The Contenders

11 Refusing to Have a Haircut

No. Just no. I go to school to learn, not to change my physical appearances for people that I seriously couldn't care less about. - 3DG20

An eight-year-old boy got a detention after refusing to get a haircut. One of the school's uniform rules was for no boys' hair to be below the ear. - Mapleshade

Some schools have dress codes that are rather sexist.

I am a boy and I hate people cutting my hairs above the ears

12 Taking Your Things Back from Someone.
13 Preventing a Suicide Attempt

Are you serious?! What are you supposed to do then? Pull a Logan Paul, record it while laughing and post it on the internet for views? Smh. - 3DG20

'He wanted to die, you should have let him'

Oliver Adams, 16, prevented a suicide attempt after sneaking out of school to by some fries. The school said they were very proud of him, but still gave him a detention. - Mapleshade

THIS. IS. DUMB. The sneaking out would be understandable but the kid stopped someone from killing him or herself. - 906389

14 For Not Doing Homework
15 Listening to Heavy Metal

So by that logic, I can't listen to a completely appropriate metal song, but I could listen to a rap song promoting drugs? As long as they're not blaring the music out loud, it shouldn't be that big of a deal what they're listening to. - 3DG20

What?!?! How is that bad if they have headphones in? - Skyleesue811

16 Wearing a Hoodie

This is real, and it's stupid. I got detention for having my hoodie on, on a cold windy day

17 Eating an Apple

So a perfectly healthy fruit isn't allowed, but McDonald's, pizza, chips and pop are? *Facepalm* - 3DG20

This happened to me

Tom Bosley, 16, breached his school's health and safety rules after he ate an apple outside of a designated area. After refusing to attend his detention, he was threatened with expulsion. - Mapleshade

dumb rule

18 Drawing in Class

Ya your right I hot detention because I drew in ELA when we were DOING NOTHING.

19 Killing a Fellow Pupil


I'm in detention for a week

20 Arson

What arson is a criminal offense it should be banned

21 Dating

Two people were dating a teacher found out and they both had a detention

22 Running Away
23 For Looking at Your Friend

Unfair right? Ask my fourth grade teacher. - AnonymousChick

If that were real, a school would give 10000 detentions in a day - Brokenangel

24 Playing Fortnite

Fortnite sucks


25 Being Yourself

You have to be a robot and accept everything teachers say otherwise DETENTION! Which is stupid because they also say to not be afraid of being yourself

Isn't school about learning? If being yourself helps you learn, then JUST DO IT - Skyleesue811

I will not abide by those rules! I'm there to learn, not to pretend to be somebody I'm not all because people I could not care about don't approve of me, so you can take that rule and shove it up your ass! - 3DG20

26 Coughing

One time this school year when I cough the teacher to me to sign my name on the paper I'm in 4th grade now

So if someone is choking and about to die then detention...
yep great job teachers you could of just caused a kid to die from this - lol2016

27 Burping

They should get in trouble if they're doing it on purpose to be funny, but having them arrested over it is way too extreme. - 3DG20

A 13 year old boy was arrested for burping in gym class.

28 Insulting the School's Lunch

Well don't have disgusting lunches then and make us eat that disgusting lunch, how's that? - 3DG20

Wow that is pretty dumb

This is against the laws of the US. Well kinda. American has a freedom of speech law. - Skyleesue811

Insults just words, they r not lunch - XlarEnder

29 Defending Yourself

what - Skyleesue811

30 Being Outside the Classroom

This happened to people I know, they were outside the classroom and the teacher told the, they had an office detention, (stay in office after school) one of the highest levels of detention.

31 Refusing to Take Gym Class
32 Not Underlining Your Notes Straight


33 Making Jokes
34 Being Black

Racist Much?

35 For Liking South Park

Lol funny

36 Dropping a Pencil and Picking It Up Without Permission

This actually happened.

37 Tripping

Tripped on stairs and make another person fall with them got suspended for a week

so stupd

38 Talking
39 Drinking
40 Listening to Pierce the Veil King for a Day

Loved that song

41 Sick

Well this is just absoultly crazy if he's throw up and gets a dentention then they should be fired immedialty

42 Getting Slapped by Your Mom in Front of Everyone

your mum

43 Being Drunk

A girl in my class came in the morning on a monday drunk

44 Playing/Watching Pokemon 1v1 Battles

I can tick that off my bucket-list. - Lucas - PokemonFanBoy

45 Accidentally Going Into the Opposite Gender Restroom

My friend accidentally went in the girls' restroom when he wasn't looking at the sign. He was in detention apparently for the reason of intentionally stalking when it was an accident.

46 Wanting More Dententions
47 Bringing a Pet to School
48 Telling a Horrible Bully to Shut Up

Today I got a detention because a bully kept harassing me, so I told them to shut up. I got detention for 30 mins at lunch! and the worst part is that the bully didn't get detention.

49 Talking About North Korea
50 Bringing Your Device
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