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I fully understand the need for discipline. In fact, I have been appalled by some of the behavior I've witnessed coming from the younger generation the past decade or so. Back in my day (Did I really just say that?) we didn't talk back to our elders, we were courteous, heck we were just all-around more respectful. We had to be, it was that or I'd have my mouth washed out with soap. Nowadays kids are built different.

Redditor u/Garrett_Cartoonist wanted to hear from everyone who wants to dispute some school issues by asking... Students, what is the most unfair suspension/expulsion you've ever seen in all your years of schooling

"Fair. Not Fair."

I know life isn't designed to be fair but there is such a thing as going overboard. Of course there are good reasons that lead to suspensions, expulsions and punishments but they aren't the answer to everything. In fifth grade catholic school, I once was caught playing racquetball in the church vestibule, I accidentally knocked over a bowl of "Holy Water" which spilled all over the altar. I tried to run but I was caught. I received a two-day in-school suspension. Fair. The kid who set the school on fire? Expelled. Def Fair. Suspension for talking too much? Not fair.

Wear Sandals?

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Suspended for the colour of my socks! No joke!

nicolahan

Take a Drink

So this isn't my school, but my nephew's.

The school expelled several students for having a picture posted on Facebook, the principal said it promoted alcoholism. Then the picture was shown and it had a group of students in a party were you could see someone in the background holding a wine glass.

It was a wedding. The principal got the whole school and BoE to sue the students when the students tried to sue to have their expulsion nullified.

It ended when the school had to admit they were broke and had mismanaged the school funding. The students had their expulsions nulled but opted to go to other schools.

The school shut down a few years back and their buildings are now used for quarantine.

illogicalfuturity

She needs Help! 

I'm in my 40s and this still sticks with me. I had a classmate in 7th grade who was expelled (which, because we had only one each of junior high and high school, meant she was expelled from our entire district) because she was a Type 1 diabetic. A teacher walked in on her with her insulin in the washroom, assumed it was drugs, wouldn't let her take her insulin, and took her down to the principal's office where she was immediately expelled. Her parents were so horrified and disgusted they didn't even fight it, just put her in private school.

rainyreminder

ask the doc...

I got suspended because I had a doctor's appointment but this girl spread a rumour that I came to school in the morning then skipped school. So when I came into school after my appointment, I was sent to ISS and suspended for 3 days.

wigglywormdirt

"I'm not fighting you"

When I got a suspended for a week for fighting even though I didn't throw a single punch or retaliate. The other dude came after me, pushed/pulled and hit me a couple times and I kept saying "I'm not fighting you" because I was in the principals sh!t list and didn't want to get into any trouble. It was broken up and we had to report to the principal and I still got suspended for it.

Lastaction_Zero

"Petty"

See now a few of those sound just straight up petty. If people have a valid excuse and proof to back up their story then an institution really has no leg to stand on. Let's see who else has hit a snag or two when it comes to discipline.

The Hit

My brother was almost strangled to death by someone on the bus on camera. So he punched them in the face to get them off.

Three guesses for who got expelled for a week and who got in school detention.

SnowyMuscles

XXX

I've posted on this before, I went to HS in the late 90s and we just got the Internet. This was the early Internet when any search could bring up porn. Well, it happened to me, it was history class and we're in the computer lab doing research, and what do you know porn came up on my screen.

I was sent to the office, and they wouldn't believe me it was accidental. I had never been in trouble before, but still I was suspended for the rest of the day.

Then it happened to other students/teachers, then they finally got filters on the computers. My suspension was never expunged nor was I ever apologized to though.

llcucf80

Death

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Kid in another class didn't have his homework in because he was at his Nan's funeral. Teacher told him "Math's Homework is more important than a funeral"

Kid lost his freaking mind, and was suspended...

LondonDude123

SLAM

When I was in fifth grade a boy slammed my head into the bus window. The school counselor asked me if I had considered that maybe he liked me and then they suspended both of us for three days, for some reason...

My mom tried to confront the school and they basically ignored her. She's disabled and didn't know what else to do at the time so nothing happened.

yellowaspen

the smell....

Someone in my class got suspended because they farted during quiet time.

mazquito

Ok, I feel like some of the higher ups in these situations were a little power hungry and for some sad reason needed to take out their issues on others. That is not a pretty attitude on anybody. Suspended for farting? I'd sue.

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