Students Reveal The Dumbest Rules Administration Implemented In Schools

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Most of us can attest to breaking a few rules here and there in school. This might be because some school rules are irrational and are just too dumb to follow!

ObviousEntertainer asks:

What's the dumbest rule you had in school?

Harsh dress codes

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We couldn't wear winter clothing in class (coats, gloves, hats). Even with the heat on, it got cold in the winter inside the school so we just had to freeze. They said it was because winter clothing were gang symbols. This was a farm town in Wisconsin.

Keep your hands to yourself...for a different reason

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We could not touch each other. All physical contact was banned.

There was one teacher that claimed if it wasn't for this rule, we would all be running around making babies each other. Ah, yes, truly the time of my life.

Your trash is yours to keep

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In primary school, we weren't allowed to put our rubbish from our lunches in the bin. I distinctly remember being in an assembly, where there headteacher said "your lunchbox is your bin".

I mean, did she think the bins we're for decoration? So stupid

Extreme privacy

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When I was in high school, taking my second year of photography class, everyone was called into the auditorium for an assembly. It was to announce that cameras were no longer allowed to be used on campus due to privacy issues.

This was about 2 weeks after the school had installed security cameras everywhere in the school.

Breaking the rules hard!

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The boys weren't allowed to wear shorts at my middle school, but the girls could wear 'culottes' (basically shorts with a fancy name). One day about a hundred boys came to school wearing culottes. The Man had it stuck to him hard that day

Who knows what could happen in there

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In second grade, only one boy and one girl were allowed to go to the bathroom at a time.

I had to pee so bad that I was shaking and this kid took a stupid amount of time to get back. He finally came back and I had to wait in a line to his desk and he finally said I could go. Pissed myself on the way there.

Limited body contact rules

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My middle school banned hugs. At least, they banned front hugs--the rule was against "chest to chest" contact, regardless of context or gender. No chest bumps after a game. Several girls got in trouble for hugging their female friends goodbye after school. It was a strange place.

No shoelace gangs allowed

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No colored shoelaces---apparently it was a sign of gang affiliation

But water is essential

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No water bottles because a few girls 4 years ago snuck vodka into the bathroom.

This could be great unless it's a generic cut...

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School-mandated haircuts.

Ankle sock beef?

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At my grade school we weren't allowed to wear ankle socks. You would get detention if you did.

How dare they!

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No Simpsons anything. This was when it premiered, and there was this national scare that Bart was a bad influence. There were to popular Bart shirts that were banned, one that said "I'm Bart Simpson, who the hell are you?" and another that said "Bart Simpson, underachiever and proud of it"

This eventually evolved into banning all Simpsons shirts, school supplies, stickers, etc. after some of the teachers started watching the show.

boys ruin everything

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They boys were not allowed to have doors on our stalls (we had a brick wall about 4ft high between toilets with nothing in front). They said boys would ruin them.

no back cleavage

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Grade 9, they made an announcement that you couldn't show your a**crack in the school. The admin decided to word that as 'no back cleavage'.

Mandatory unwanted interaction

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In 3rd grade we had to have "play mates"

It basically meant that we couldn't play with our friends on the breaks/recess, we had to play in a group, that group was filled with students from other classes too, not fun.

The banning of a color!?

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Can't wear red to school. So stupid

The good ol' "no hats" rule

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"No hats" was basically the only dress code my school had. The dumbest thing was more so the reasoning behind it. It was put into effect after Columbine because apparently different groups (jocks, nerds, goths, etc.) wore different headgear to differentiate themselves.

When recess is never weather permitting

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We weren't allowed to be indoors for more than five minutes at recess. This was in Canada and indoor recess started when it was below -25C. Instances of school-wide diarrhea really shot up during the winter.

No crabs kids

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No one could wear Joe's Crab Shack shirts. At first it was just the tie-dye ones that said, "Peace, Love & Crabs."

Because of the implication of sex and pubic lice I suppose? It was a stretch. But then they expanded to any Joe's Crab Shack shirts.

My friend had to wear a PE shirt all day because her shirt was a Joe's Crab Shack shirt. It didn't have "offensive" slogan on it. It just had a picture of a crab and the restaurant's name. She still had to change shirts. She was so embarrassed because no one wants to wear your PE shirt all day.

Major teacher foul

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My kindergarten teacher wouldn't allow left-handed students to use our left hand when writing. She told us we were doing it wrong.

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