People Divulge The Dumbest Reason They've Ever Gotten In Trouble For At School

People Divulge The Dumbest Reason They've Ever Gotten In Trouble For At School
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School isn't always the best of times for people, and a lot of that has to deal with what kind of trouble they got into. Most of the people will be the first to tell you they absolutely deserved the punishment they got, thinking it's some kind of brag, but others not so much. For many, school was the time they'll always remember when they got in trouble for no good reason.

Reddit user, u/SoulProxy00, wanted to hear about:

What's the dumbest reason you've ever gotten in trouble for at school?

Too Bold For Your Own Good

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Dumb on my part. I walked into class evidently feeling myself, up to the teachers desk, reached into a box of donut holes grabbed one and ate it while looking directly at the teachers face. Sounds like a total boss power move but it didn't work. Lol


Proactive Punishment

I got in trouble for, well, nothing. The school compiled a list of students they believed would play up on the last day of the year and sent them home, but they didn't give any warning of this - they just sprung it on everyone on the last day.

I caught a bus to school from about half an hour away and my mum was not impressed to have to come and pick me up. I tried to explain to her that I hadn't done anything wrong, and naturally she didn't believe a word of it and sh-t the bed about it.


School Pride?

I got detention for wearing an orange ribbon in my hair because it wasn't school colours.


Forced To Tough It Out

I had had a UTI with a kidney infection as a 15yo girl in high school and I had a note from the hospital saying I needed to be allowed to use the bathroom whenever.

There was this one teacher who was a total control freak who said my certificate didn't matter and I wasn't going. I tried to protest and she told me I was back chatting her. Two of my other friends spoke up, one who was a little louder than the others- she wasn't rude, but she was firm about her dissent.

I ended up just letting it go, although I got pretty teary because I was really uncomfortable and had seriously bad bladder issues at the time. The next day we all got in school detention. The friend who stood up for me lost her Student Captain badge because the teacher escalated it to the principal saying she was back chatting in class and rude to teachers.

Dumb b-tch.


Like, Seriously?

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Read the assigned chapters for the novel we were reading in my senior lit class.

Teacher didn't think anyone would actually read it and gave a pop quiz. I got a 100. Only person in the class who did.

Got detention for cheating.


Kids Don't Forget

Yawning. Yes, yawning. I was tired from watching TV and doing assignments so I was really tired the day after. So in the English class we were on a middle of a lecture and I yawned. The teacher looked at me with the glare given to troublemakers and yelled my name at the whole class. And I think I got threatened to get out of class cause I wasn't interested with the topic. Like wtf.

I was an elementary student, A growing child who easily gets fatigued. I got yelled at for yawning... something the body does and I can't control it. From this day, I still hold a grudge against her.


They're Kids. They're Learning.

I broke a pencil and got detention for not having a second pencil. I hated that lady. My mom came up and yelled at her in front of all the kids in detention with me. "You wouldn't let him go back to his locker?! You wouldn't let him finish the test?! What were you expecting him to do? He's 12. He is learning." It was glorious. Don't get me wrong, she let me face consequences many times. She just didn't feel this was justified.


A Principal That Doesn't Know What's Going On In Their School

I was sent to detention by the principal for skipping because he thought my note from the cheerleading coach was fake (cuz I'm a dude) even though I told him I'm the mascot and we had a pep rally in less than an hour. That story was too far fetched for him apparently.

Then as I'm mascoting it up he walks up to me. Why were you late? I took the head off and said because you sent me to detention.

That guy was a f-cking tool.


Taking A Punishment To Its Logical Conclusion

Got in trouble for rolling my eyes, but the punishment is the dumb reason.
See I was given a 6 page essay as punishment. I had to explain why rolling my eyes was bad...
I was like, I can't write 6 pages of straight and serious text on that.
So I wrote this story about rolling my eyed back in my head and wasps taking it as a sign of aggression and starting conflict between us and them.
The origin of the insect wars.
She got mad I didn't take her punishment seriously.


This Is America

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Had a laser pointer on my key chain, as soon as I put the keys in the bin so they can go through the X-ray scanner, and I passed through the metal detectors, I was stopped, handcuffed, taken to the principals office and suspended.


Why did your school have metal detectors?




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Stop the bus

Not me but a friend got suspended from riding the bus when someone threw a soda can at him. The can bounced off his head and out the window and he was thus suspended for throwing things out the window...


All in jest

The only time I was ever sent to the office in school was because I laughed too hard at a funny story my teacher told the class. I definitely remember playing up my laugh a bit even though it was a genuinely funny story. She thought I was making fun of her though.



I had a teacher in High School who had it out for me. Reasons for this are explained at the end.

Every single time I did something just a little wrong, or socially awkward. Boom, call to my mom.

One day, I had had enough. I was frustrated, I had done nothing wrong. I had just accidentally stumbled into a girl, and apologized. This teacher took it as me attempting to touch her. (The girl did not feel this way, and other kids saw that my hands were holding my backpack straps) Understand that at this time, my Bike had been destroyed by some local neighborhood bullies, so I was walking to school. I was not happy for multiple reasons.

So I yell out at my friend "They're doing it because they don't like us!", specifically referring to the incident with the girl, and our attempts to open a GSA club in school, which was repeatedly blocked multiple times by the same teacher.

So, I get sent to ISS for "yelling in the halls", which at the time was not a rule.

Guess what? Another call to my mom. Luckily, this was the last straw. My mom finally had enough after dozens of calls, and threatened legal action against the teacher herself for harassment.

No more calls from that teacher for the rest of my time at High school. When I graduated, I specifically walked up to her, and had a conversation with her regarding my many infractions. She thought that I was a danger to the school, because when I was in 9th grade, I drew up a blueprint of what I thought a Fusion reactor would look like, she thought it was a blueprint of a bomb, and never thought to ask me or my parents about it.



Not my story but I love telling it. My BIL got in trouble for correcting his teacher when he was in grade school. The teacher used the incorrect "there" instead of "their" so he pointed it out. This earned him a parent-teacher conference. His mother (who is a ridiculous trumpette but does have moments of lucidity) asked "Well was he correct?". The teacher said "Yes but that's besides the point. Students shouldn't correct the teachers.". This of course is lunacy, so his mom said something to the effect of "Well it sounds like you're the one who owes him an apology." and left. I think she also bitched the teacher out for wasting her time and making her take time off work for such a dumb conference.


Great bolts of fire

I remember writing something in 2nd grade that contained the word "lightning." The teacher corrected it to "lightening." 🙃



A classmate was having trouble opening up a bottled drink, and asked for help. I opened it for her.

Later, it turns out she had stolen it from another classmate earlier, and I was sent to the office for apparently being an accomplice because I opened it.


For heaven's sake

Went to a christian school and got in trouble for not participating in the daily prayer, I just sat there doing nothing in my seat. The teacher noticed and made me do the prayer in front of the class and later gave me a suspension slip.


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