People Share The Dumbest Rule Their School Ever Enforced
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I realize that school safety has been severely compromised. It's in a dire situation, which is why it's been under intense scrutiny over the past decade, and of course, it should be. When I was a student, my safety was one of my greatest priorities but, some implemented rules under the guise of "safety" were and are... just plain ludicrous. Like who thinks up some of these ideas?

Redditor u/Animeking1108 wanted to discuss how the education system has ideas that sometimes are just more a pain in the butt than a daily enhancement... What was the dumbest rule your school enforced?

Rules, rules, rules. Life is already full of rules, especially for the youth. Rules at school, rules at home. It's all inescapable. And nowadays parents love to get in on complaining about school rules too, not just just the students. See, sometimes the rules prove to be a hindrance to the entire family. Then things start to get real... real quick.

Don't Peek

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Took all the doors off the men's room bathroom stalls because of vandalism for 2 months.

Endless_Vanity

Scanned

School added thumb print scanners at gates of school which counted as registration - needless to say I would just walk to school scan my thumb and walk back home with them none the wiser. Was a great few months until they noticed.

richpianofan5

Age of Empires...

Conservative Christian College. A group of us played Age of Empires one weekend. They didn't like it and called a meeting. Everyone involved got misdemeanors on their records. There was nothing in the handbook about it being against the rules. The only person that didn't get any punishment was the son of the president even though he was just as involved as the rest of us.

"Genius"

In my freshman year of high school we had a terrible vandalism problem, the bathrooms would be broken in various ways almost constantly. In a stroke of pure genius, the staff decided that any bathroom that was vandalized would be closed for the week on first offense, the quarter for second, and permanently on the third offense.

They took back the rule after closing every bathroom on day one.

Samus388

Was quite interesting explaining the write up on my record when I transferred. "You got a misdemeanor for what?!"

Edit: they made it a rule after the fact and did this several other times with things such as nail polish or radio control helicopters.

DragonZoomies

Is this Footloose?

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Prom was a mandatory lockdown for the night in order to avoid students going to parties after prom.

Prom was held at various house parties across town instead.

Coffee-spree

That is a lot of over reach. You can't control where kids will go, and what they will do once they've left the building. You should dance everywhere for prom. I get some of these situations, vandals are a problem but when does a solution go from solution, to impeding on privacy and freedom? I'm glad I'm graduated. Keep reading, you will be too.

HOLDEN FOREVER!!!

My high school mascot was Daniel Boone holding a musket. A kid wore a Guns 'n Roses shirt to school and was told he had to change shirts because of the pistols on the shirt. He pointed out the hypocrisy of the school mascot and they changed EVERYTHING. The mascot was switched to holding a flag pole instead.

Every instance of the mascot was changed from the multiple signs outside and around the school to the giant picture in the middle of our basketball stadium. Holden, you're a freaking legend for this.

smith0825

No Dots

You couldn't wear ANY kind of head items that were "gang colours" (red or blue) - this No included hair bands, scrunchies, beads in your hair, ribbons - ANYTHING. I got in trouble for wearing a blue hair band with white polka dots.

Pleasant-Flamingo344

Clothes Check

We had to wear belts. Someone snitched that people weren't wearing belts under their sweaters, and they actually checked and a bunch of people got detentions. Stupid.

ooo-ooo-oooyea

We had belt raids at my school where the dean would burst into classes, completely interrupting any education, to check that everyone was wearing a belt.

GuinnessMicrodose

Chase the Flat

We weren't allowed to play tag football at lunch, only frisbee. When I asked the principal what the difference was, he responded with a sarcastic tone, "A football is round and a frisbee is a flat disk."

He left the school later that year, went to another school, and a few years later was brought up on charges for failing to report the abuse of a student by a teacher.

uninc4life2010

Poke-Thief

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Pokemon cards got banned in middle school because someone stole the vice principal's kid's cards. Yep.

Skadoosh_it

In the Face...

If you were involved in a fight, you got suspended. While it sounds reasonable, context didn't matter.

I got suspended once not for throwing a single punch, kick, whatever. I got suspended because someone knocked the books out of my hand and when I reached down to grab them they punched me in the face.

I got suspended for walking down the hallway and unprovoked getting punched in the face.

Forget Brandon Valley Middle School.

CLG_MianBao

Rules are essential, I totally get it. But maybe it's time to come to the table and invite more voices to sit in when the ideas are being crafted. Education is, and should be, a collaborative effort.

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