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

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

Stupid, teachers are stupid these days...

Yeah agreed - Unharmless

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2 Hand Gestures

That's a really stupid reason for teachers to do to kids - Unharmless

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

What about middle finger? Lol! - Ananya

*tries to hold in laugh HAHAAHAHAA

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3 Laughing

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

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

Laughing isn't even a bad thing. Get over it teachers - Unharmless

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

4 Swearing

$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

Then I and my friends should be poor

What? You have to pay a fine if you swear in class? How dumb for teachers - Unharmless

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5 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

6 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?

How could you be suspended for hugging a friend? - Unharmless

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7 Farting

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

Farting is is normal! Why do teachers have to make a big deal with it - Unharmless


8 Refusing To Have a Haircut

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

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

9 Preventing a Suicide Attempt

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

Really? This is really dumb to do - Unharmless

It is actually a good thing

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10 Eating an Apple

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

The Contenders

11 For Not Doing Homework
12 Being Gay

This is dumb and a dumb reason

This is just a stupid reason to suspend kids - Unharmless

Not really a stupid reason lol

Let people be how they are.

13 Listening to Heavy Metal

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

14 Arson

What arson is a criminal offense it should be banned

lol - XlarEnder

15 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

what even - Unharmless

16 Running Away
17 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

18 Being Pregnant
19 Defending Yourself

what - Skyleesue811

20 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

21 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.

22 Dating

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

23 Not Underlining Your Notes Straight


24 Making Jokes
25 Being Black

That's racist - Unharmless

Racist Much?

26 For Liking South Park

Lol funny

27 Tripping

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

so stupd

28 Insulting the School's Lunch

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 Sick

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

30 Playing with your pen
31 Refusing to take gym class; twisted ankle
32 Getting Slapped by Your Mom in Front of Everyone

your mum

33 Burping

Burping is also human nature. Lucky when I was younger at the library, I burped so loud that all the students laughed at me. No teacher gave me a detention - Unharmless

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

34 Dropping a pencil and picking it up w/out permission

This actually happened.

35 Being Drunk

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

36 Talking
37 Playing/Watching Pokemon 1v1 Battles

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

38 Wearing a Hoodie

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

39 Drinking
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