Top Ten Worst Reasons to Get Detention

The Top Ten
1 Throwing an Imaginary Object

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

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

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

What? You make me feel like I am the best in the world!

2 Hugging a Friend

What?! How stupid! What's worse? Having a fist fight with a bully in a school or hugging your friend in a sign of sympathy and/or friendship?

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?

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

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

3 Being Gay

This is dumb and a dumb reason

Not really a stupid reason lol

Let people be how they are.

This is not a choice!

4 Laughing

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

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

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

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

5 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.

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

Its stupid that you would get detention for that

You can't help it if u r accidently pregnant!

6 Being Yourself

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!

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

This should be first, it's hard enough being yourself.

7 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.

8 Hand Gestures

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.

This is dumb! In 2013, an 8 year old in Florida got suspended just for making a gun gesture with his hands!

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

What about middle finger? Lol!

9 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.

A kid in 3rd grade got lunch detention for the rest of the school year for saying the f word to the teacher.

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

Then I and my friends should be poor

10 Farting

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

But u can't help doing this

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.

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.

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

This is actually against certain peoples religions

12 Being Black

I HATE racist people!

13 Taking Your Things Back from Someone.
14 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.

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

This happened to me

15 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.

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

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.

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

16 Wearing a Hoodie

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

I got a 4 hour Saturday detention for wearing a hoodie in P.E (gym class)

17 Playing with Your Pen

people normally play with pens cause they are stressed so I don't understand why your teacher should give you detention for that🤔

18 For Not Doing Homework

This is not a stupid reason

19 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.

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

U can't help what music you like

20 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.

21 Drawing in Class

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

22 For Looking at Your Friend

Unfair right? Ask my fourth grade teacher.

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

23 Killing a Fellow Pupil

I'm in detention for a week

Wait that's illegal

24 Running Away
25 Arson

What arson is a criminal offense it should be banned

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