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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...

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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....

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

mazquito

Moron

Principal at my old school was trying to stop this obviously violent moron from running around and causing problems, it got out of hand and the principal tackled the kid. That led to the principal getting fired. I don't know the specifics because I was at a different school when it happened.

MortalSNO

Pikachu Blues

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Trading Pokemon Cards.

This was in middle school, I didn't get suspended or anything, just after school detention. The school used my friends and I to set an example.

SinTron99

The Gifted

Not me, but I saw a kid once get suspended for literally getting pushed on the floor. This was due to a no tolerance to fighting policy. Many schools have it in place across America and its absolutely bull. A kid literally getting the crap kicked out of him will still get suspended despite not being the aggressor.

Essentially if you were going down and wanted someone to go down with you you could make that happen by just punching a random kid in the face. You could be a gifted straight A student and it could all be ruined by some a-hole who punches you in the face.

thorismorepowwrfult

Off the Top

It was hat day. You pay one dollar and you can wear a hat in school. These three Asian students wore those bamboo hats. They had them confiscated.

Epickitty1667

Against the Wall

A student was having a panic attack and one of the teachers grabbed them by the shoulders, shook them aggressively then pushed them into a wall where the teacher continued to shake the student and hit them against the wall. The student was suspended and then ended up dropping out and the teacher finished the year at our school before being relocated to a different school.

igotapuppyinmyhands

The Scandal!!

Our principal is infamous for cheating on his wife with another teacher. So 2 students made a meme page on instagram saying " he (principal) can cheat on his wife, but I can't cheat on my exam". Both students got suspended and couldn't take their final exams.

Shadowgrafity

For the Coke

Bully asked a girl out he was tormenting (we always defended her but he just kept at it). She said no and he grabbed his coke and went to pour it on her. This kid goes up to him, snags the coke and throws it to the ground, and tells the bully to screw off. The kid who grabbed the coke was suspended for bullying and using inappropriate language.

GlitteringJaguar4213

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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Life is hard. It's a miracle to make it through with some semblance of sanity. We are all plagued by grief and trauma. More and more people of all backgrounds are opening up about personal trauma and its origins. Finally! For far too long we've been too silent on this topic. And with so many people unable to afford mental health care, the outcomes can be damaging.

All of our childhoods have ups and downs and memories that can play out like nightmares. We carry that, or it follows us and the first step in recovery is talking about it. So who feels strong enough to speak?

Redditor u/nthn_thms wanted to see who was willing to share about things they'd probably rather forget, by asking:

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And being alone can really suck in times of turmoil. None of us are perfect and it feels like that's all anyone is looking for... perfect.

Now that doesn't mean that all of us are making it difficult to partner up. Sure, some people are too picky and mean-spirited, but some of the rest of us are crazy and too much to handle. So one has to be sure.

The truth is, being single is confusing, no matter how much we try to match. So let's try to understand...

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Whether you're an at home parent, a college student just leaving the nest, or a Food Network junkie, there are a few basic tips that everyone should know.

Chef's gave us some of their top tips for amateurs and beginner at home cooks that will really make a difference. They are trained professionals with years of experience in the kitchen, so they definitely know what we're all missing.

If you're looking to improve some of your cooking skills and techniques, but you're still learning how to boil water correctly, this list is for you.

Redditor BigBadWolf44 wanted in on the secrets and asked:

"Chefs of Reddit, what's one rule of cooking amateurs need to know?"

Let's learn from the masters!


What a common mistake!

"A lot of the time when people add salt to a dish because they think it tastes flat, what it really needs is an acid like lemon juice or vinegar."

- Vexvertigo

"Instructions unclear I drugged my dinner party guests and now they're high on acid."

- itsyoboi_human

"Yes! Or tomatoes. They're pretty acidic too and go with so many things. Our dinners are so much better once the garden tomatoes are ripe. Or if a dish is too acidic, oil/butter or a little sugar can help add balance to it."

- darkhorse85

"Like tomato and eggs. Every Chinese mom makes those slightly differently and I haven't had a tomato egg dish I didn't like yet."

- random314

"There's a book called 'Salt Fat Acid Heat' that comes highly recommended to amateur cooks."

- Osolemia

"Reading even just the first chapter about salt made a lot of food I cooked immediately better, because I finally understood salt wasn't just that thing that sat on the dinner table that you applied after the meal was cooked."

- VaultBoy42

"Salt is important for sweets. A batch of cookies without that little hint of salt doesn't taste quite right."

- Osolemia

Unfortunately, this tip might not be accessible to everyone. Many people who contracted COVID can no longer use their sense of smell the way they used to.

"Have a friend that lost his smell from COVID, and now he only recognizes if food is salty, sweet, sour or bitter."

- AlphaLaufert99

"Just wait until he gets his sense of smell back and a ton of foods smell like ammonia or literal garbage now. Yeah, that's fun... It's been 7 months for f*cks sake just let me enjoy peanut butter again!!!!!!!!!"

- MirzaAbdullahKhan

You can't take back what you've already put in.

"You can always add, but you cannot take away."

- El_Duende666

"I find people's problems usually are they're too scared to add rather than they add too much."

- FreeReflection25

"I see you also grew up white in the mid-west."

- Snatch_Pastry

Safety first!

"Not really a cooking tip, but a law of the kitchen: A falling knife has no handle."

- wooddog

"I'm always so proud of my reflexes for not kicking in when I fumble a knife."

"If I drop anything else, my stupid hands are all over themselves trying to catch it (and often failing). But with a knife the hardwired automatic reaction is jump back immediately. Fingers out of the way, feet out of the way, everything out of the way. Good lookin out, cerebellum!"

- sonyka

"Speaking of KICKING in. On first full time cooking job I had a knife spin and fall off the counter. My (stupid) reflex was to put my foot under it like a damn hacky sack to keep it from hitting the ground. Went through the shoe, somehow between my toes, into the sole somehow without cutting me. Lessons learned: (1) let it fall; (2) never set a knife down close to the edge or with the handle sticking out; (3) hacky sack is not nearly as cool as it could be."

- AdjNounNumbers

"Similarly, NEVER put out a grease or oil fire with water. Smother with a lid or dump baking soda in there (do not use flour, as it can combust in the air making things worse)."

- Metallic_Substance

How else will you know it tastes good?

"Taste the food."

- OAKRAIDER64

"Also don't be afraid to poke and prod at it. I feel like people think the process is sacred and you can't shape/flip/feel/touch things while you cook them. The more you are hands on, the more control you have."

"No, this does not include situations where you are trying to sear something. Ever try flipping a chicken thigh early? That's how you rip a chunk out of it and leave it glued to the pan until it's burnt."

- Kryzm

Here's one just for laughs.

"When you grab a pair of tongs, click them a few times to make sure they are tongs."

- Kolshdaddy

"People really overlook this one. You've gotta tong the tongs a minimum of 3 times to make sure they tong, or else it can ruin the whole dish."

- BigTimeBobbyB

If you're looking to get into cooking or to improve you technique, pay attention to these few tips.

Salt generously, add an acid to brighten things up, and don't forget to taste your food!

If all else fails, you can always order take out.

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As part of the learning process, children often do embarrassing things before they learn a little more about the world and all the different implications therein. While the inappropriate moment is usually minor and ends in laugher some instances are truly mortifying.

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