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.
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Suspended for the colour of my socks! No joke!
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.
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.
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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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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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...
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.
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Someone in my class got suspended because they farted during quiet time.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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