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Young students are notorious for their rowdiness and horseplaying, but not all students are like that.


I was not the most serious in my class, but I certainly wasn't the most mischievous either.

On one rare occasion, I was roughhousing with a friend in between classes during middle school, and a teacher happened to walk by and accused us of fighting. The guy was so infuriated, there was no sense in explaining we were just messing around and not out to kill each other.

We were immediately sent to the principal's office. Once we convinced her that everything was okay, we were reprimanded for wasting her time. As a student, sometimes, you just can't win.

Curious to hear about the rambunctious tendencies from former students, Redditor The_Marcindale asked:

"What's the stupidest thing you got in trouble for at school?"

Schools thought these were examples of bad behavior

The Serial Texter

"Got Saturday detention for texting on my phone after school hours. There were no policies that said it was not allowed on school grounds or when I am allowed to use my phone. My high school was dumb."

SnooDoughnuts231

Coughing = Bad

"Coughing/Sneezing because it was disruptive behaviour. Happened to several students at the start of the year, which prompted even more disruptive behaviour - this time on purpose."

fire-scar-star

Make No Mistake

"For correcting a teacher. How do you make a mistake when you have the text book open up in front of you."

failed_state_medz

They were guilty until proven not guilty.

Explosives And Alcohol In The Locker

"I bought an Rc car into school to take over to a friends house, somehow my locker was searched and the dean (horrid woman) tried to claim I had explosives because of the fuel. It didn't go anywhere, since the fuel was with an RC car ffs."

"Another time she searched my locker and claimed an empty Diet Coke bottle smelled of alcohol. Yeah she didn't like me, idk why."

I_hate_Swansea

Two John Smiths

"My name is John Smith. There was a kid in my school whose name was David John Smith but he went by John. He tended to get into trouble and the people in the office would look in their records for John Smith and I'd get called in."

"It would always get sorted out but the tone was always sort of 'okay, well, I guess we'll let you off this time.'"

Anxious-Market

The Liability

"It was lunchtime, so everyone's rushing out to the cafeteria. It was very crowded. As I was moving along the crowd, I saw a kid running my way. So as not to get in trouble, I side-stepped. Then, out of nowhere, the Principal scolded me, telling me how I could've caused an accident because of what I did. But the kid that was running through the crowd got away scot-free."

Vladi_Sanovavich

The Ableist Teacher

"My grade 9 English teacher had it out for me cause I'm deaf. Always finding ways to belittle or put me on the spot without explicitly outing herself as an ableist even though I've always been a good student. A kid passed me a note during silent reading so I rejected it & she started yelling at me for passing notes. The kid even confessed I didn't do anything, it was all him. She still sent me into the hall which led to a series of mediation meetings later on. On that day though, when I got back to my seat he left another note on my chair saying "sorry :(" lol"

Krystaaaan

Sometimes, you can't help the way you look.

Dance Fail

"My high school didn't allow ripped jeans at all. I was in my dance class (we weren't dancing that day) when I was bending down to sit on the floor and my jeans ripped at my knee. I got sent to the administrator's office for it."

Myles_Bennett--

Vertically Challenged

"Being tall. I used to get bullied despite being taller than all the girls in my grade, because girls often fight with words, not fists. One girl was bullying me and it was getting really bad, so I went to a teacher to explain what was going on. She told me a girl that tiny couldn't bully me and I was probably misreading the situation. She then gave me some pointers on how to be less intimidating and basically instructed me to make myself smaller. She did not talk to the other girl. When things got worse, I was getting nasty prank calls at home and at school girls would insult my clothes.

I remember buying a sweater that was a popular brand amoungst the girls at school, to show everyone that I knew what was cool. Well, the brand didn't design clothes for very tall girls, so the sweater was a bit cropped on me compared to others. So of course, I got ripped apart for that. When I told the girl I was going to tell the teacher, she decided she would beat me to it. She told the teacher I purposely bought a sweater like hers to make fun of it. So the teacher told me to remove the sweater and not to wear it again because it was hurtful. I was so upset because I really liked that sweater. Unfortunately it died in my closet after that. Everytime I saw it I was reminded and I felt horrible.

ohheyhihellothere25

Sexualizing Hugs

"In middle school they made a ban on boys hugging girls because it was erotic."

"So I'm in the middle of hugging my sister and surprise I got in trouble for it BTW I was hugging her because I was comforting her because she was being bullied and the school did nothing about it."

ImaginationOk7012

Giving Hair Defense

"Catholic school tried to give me detention for long hair, my mom did not give a single sh*t, came into the school office and told them off. They never said anything about it again. She's the best."

Telson_Guthbery

There was one thing I did in eighth grade where I deserved the punishment.

I attended an open-campus school where we were located one block down from the mall. The setup could not be any better.

One day I ditched classes with some friends and we went to the arcade at the mall. It was the best day of my life up until that point.

Unfortunately, we returned to the campus, but not before fifth period was out. We got caught because we were just sitting ducks in the empty hallways. So it was off to detention after school.

It just meant I was able to spend more time with my buddies that day, so whatevs.

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