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Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby ashgray » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:24 pm UTC

Anyone have any stories of disciplinary action at school towards you or others that was the most ludicrous thing ever?
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby kernelpanic » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:43 pm UTC

Yes. It's a fun story.
Not in my school, but once I was visiting some family members. Keep in mind that I come from a non-religious school and theirs is very, very, very catholic. I had finished school for the summer, but they hadn't. The school allowed me to visit for a day, since I was about a year older and [they thought] I'd make some insightful contribution. Anyway, About 5 minutes into the day, someone mentioned computers, and my cousin said I could bypass the firewall if I wanted to (by means of IP address). The teacher overheard this, but only heard up to just before "...if he wanted", So this followed:
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Teacher: What do you mean, "bypass the firewall?" Is it a computer term?
Me: Yes, [I explain]
T: And why are you doing that?
M: I'm not.
T: Well, It's not that I don't trust you, but let's go to the headmaster's office to sort it out.
*We go. Everything is explained. teacher returns*
HM: So, With this, can you do things prohibited by this institution?
Me: Well, technically, yes. Bu-
HM: Look, I don't know how thing are in your big-city, communist school (I later learned she referred to all non-religious schools as such), but if you are going to consume your soul with onanism (i.e. masturbation) inside this place, I'll ask you to leave the premises.
Me: But I'm not, and besides, why would I do it here? (HUGE mistake of mine to say that)
HM: So It IS true that morals have decayed in big-city schools, then?
*I was about to point out that probably more than 75% of students there did it, but she called two persons, and arrive in less than a minute*
HM: I want you to meet the IT department head and the student moral counselor.
Me: Excuse me?
*I went with the IT guy and convinced him that I didn't mean any harm, then with the counselor*
Counselor: I have been informed that you are currently engaging in satanic tendencies. Are you aware of that?
Me (very amused): Yes. You may or may not recall my being present when you were informed.
C: No, are you aware of your satanic tendencies?
Me: Not really, no. But please, [i]do[i] tell me, I shall be very amused.
C (slightly annoyed): I refer to your viewing of lewd and graphic material.
Me: Wait, can you view something that is not graphic?
C (annoyed): You are not an idiot. You know what I mean.
Me: Thank you. That's the nicest thing anyone has said to me today.
C (very annoyed): Just admit it!!!
Me: Do I hear a please?
C (Extremely pissed off): Will you please admit to viewing porn?!
Me: Oooohhhh, thaaat... why do you want me to admit to that?
C: So I can kick you out. *Sigh*
Me: Cool! You dropped a full three shades of purple with that breath! Anyway, I'm not doing that.
C: Just return to your class, please.

What really makes it unfair is that they refused to give my cousin his "Excellent Morality" diploma the next day (He didn't want it, anyway)
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Zuffox » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:34 pm UTC

Christ - I almost forgot that you didn't even attend the bloody school! That just makes it all the more insane.

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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby achan1058 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:55 pm UTC

Isn't punishing a person for another person's sin immoral? So, by withholding the award, the school itself is being immoral, hence their award isn't worth jack.

Anyways, I wonder what they would say if you start laughing manically at them, and ask them whether porn was the only thing on their mind, since why did they ask about porn instead of more serious crimes like spreading hate messages and other illegal stuff.

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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby pastrybot » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:23 am UTC

Irony abound in that story. :D

Here's one, cross posted from another thread (I don't remember which). Not really ridiculous discipline, more like "WTF":
Me in another thread wrote:Back in late middle school, we had a pretty bad IT director/person. The computers themselves weren't that bad (donated by Dell, new Optiplexes) and had Windows XP and the lot. Anyways, I had gotten a fancy new flash drive and had put a couple things on there-including a portable version of PuTTY. I was grabbing some school assignment from my home computer over SSH when the IT person came over and FREAKED OUT on me. I don't remember what exactly she did but she started yelling at me, yanked the USB drive out (and almost broke off the connector, leaving it stuck inside the computer!) and just went crazy. All my classmates (and my teacher) were just staring at the IT director with this "¡This cheese is burning me!, what?" expression on their faces. When I finally got a word in edgewise saying that I was grabbing an assignment from home over the internet, she just stopped and left.



achan1058 wrote:Isn't punishing a person for another person's sin immoral? So, by withholding the award, the school itself is being immoral, hence their award isn't worth jack.

Anyways, I wonder what they would say if you start laughing manically at them, and ask them whether porn was the only thing on their mind, since why did they ask about porn instead of more serious crimes like spreading hate messages and other illegal stuff.
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Jahoclave » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:23 am UTC

achan1058 wrote:Isn't punishing a person for another person's sin immoral? So, by withholding the award, the school itself is being immoral, hence their award isn't worth jack.

Anyways, I wonder what they would say if you start laughing manically at them, and ask them whether porn was the only thing on their mind, since why did they ask about porn instead of more serious crimes like spreading hate messages and other illegal stuff.

Well it's not like a college is going to worry about whether or not you got your "Not Masturbating During Class" Diploma.

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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby apeman5291 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:37 am UTC

Not quite as epic, but at my school the tardy policy is such that it becomes better to skip class than show up 5 minutes late. And guess how they punish skipping class... by taking you out of class to sit in In School Suspension.
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby megabnx » Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:05 am UTC

8th grade Spanish Class:

It was another beautifully boring day just like any other. While attempting not to fall asleep as our teacher attempted to teach the same 5 words over and over again, a girl a few seats away from me asks for a pencil. Noting that there was no one between us and being far too lazy to walk over, I dug one out of my pocket and flung it in her general direction. The instant it was in the air, the vice principle walked by in the hall, and all he saw was me "throwing" a pencil at an innocent little girl. He dashed into the classroom, yelled at me for a bit, and then assigned my ISR (in school restriction, psuedodetention). The entire class (teacher and "victim" included) supported my claim that I was just trying to give the poor girl a pencil, but apparently a lesson had to be made of me.

It gets better. When the incident report is made, some general code has to be used to identify what kind of abuse it was. Unable to find anything fitting of my fake crime, he settled for the closest thing he could find.

"Assault with a weapon."

So I went around for 2 months with a charge of assault with a weapon on my permanent record. Luckily, this POS was fired a few months later for general incompetence, and the new guy who I was friends with just removed the entire incident.

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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby BirdKiller » Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:49 am UTC

5th grade, I had the meanest teacher. For any actions or behaviors that was not considered "gentleman", I would be punished, first by writing a form I did some wrong-doing, second by writing another form and warning for detention, third with signing another form and lost recess, and finally fourth with signing another form with detention...if they all occurred on a single day. The teacher apparently watched me the most as I averaged at least signing one or two of those damn forms everyday ranging from "not coming in on time" to "yawning in class".

Well after that school year ended, the teacher passed out all those forms to the class and I had the biggest one, the most common being "not pushing the chair in" and to make it somewhat twisted, I was named "nicest person" in my yearbook for that grade.

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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Internetmeme » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:02 am UTC

BirdKiller wrote:5th grade, I had the meanest teacher. For any actions or behaviors that was not considered "gentleman", I would be punished, first by writing a form I did some wrong-doing, second by writing another form and warning for detention, third with signing another form and lost recess, and finally fourth with signing another form with detention...if they all occurred on a single day. The teacher apparently watched me the most as I averaged at least signing one or two of those damn forms everyday ranging from "not coming in on time" to "yawning in class".

Well after that school year ended, the teacher passed out all those forms to the class and I had the biggest one, the most common being "not pushing the chair in" and to make it somewhat twisted, I was named "nicest person" in my yearbook for that grade.


This reminds me of my first post ever in this fora. Do you, by any chance, live in the Charleston, SC area?

Internetmeme's first post wrote:My worst ever instructor (who will NOT be dignified the term teacher, which would make one assume there was some caring) was a certain Mrs. XXXX in 5th grade in Elementary. She absolutely hated me. But there was a person named Logan in my class, and she gave him a lot of attention and great grades, even giving him what was essentially a "get out of jail free card". Basically, everything she did falls into 5 categories:
>Favoritism
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>Inaccuracies
>Idiocy
>Screwing up my year

As I stated before, a kid in my class was named Logan. His mother taught as a music teacher at the school. He was short, and a little fat. He called me names (which hurts a little more in grade school, before the majority of children learn the new found magic that is cursing), spat in my food, took every little opportunity to make me look bad, and was just a general jackass to everyone. Let me bring to light one event that took place during a recess. Logan pushed me into the ditch, which has had a lot of snakes, some sewer pipes, and thorns. I get my hand bloody from the thorns, and SHE SENDS ME TO THE PRINCIPAL OFFICE, and he gets out of it, and I get yelled at, and am told that if I do it again (Do WHAT again?), that it will go on my permanent record. What. The. Hell. To clarify, There was a game of dodgeball on the field, and I was leaning over the ditch to pick up a ball, he comes over and pushes me in, and the aforementioned events happened.

She hated me. On numerous occasions she just seemed to not care that I existed. One such occasion happened when the field was being used for field day for another class, which she also ruined for me. But let's leave that for later. We were playing tackle football (first off, what idiot of an instructor let's elementary kids play tackle football?) on a ROCKY area on a STEEP hill. I get tackled, and tumble down the hill, hit my head on a rock, and get the wind knocked out of me. Some kids come over to help me up, she walks over, I can't breathe, so I lay down. Guess what she does. She YELLS AT ME for playing tackle football! When she allowed it! I ask to go to the nurse, and with a sigh, she says I can. I go there and the nurse checks my back and listens to see if my breathing is fine (she really was a good nurse, I got sick a lot that year, including but not limited to: Strep, Fifth Disease, and the Stomach Flu), and I ask for some ice for my head, which I hit on a rock. She tells me to go to the cafeteria to get some, and so I came back, and guess who is there? The instructor. She asks me what I am doing outside the nurse's office. I tell her that I am getting ice for my head, which hurts. Does anyone remember those little "incident reports" that you had to file, mainly in middle school before the cops could get involved? She says she doesn't remember me saying my head hurt. Now, to say this again for anyone reading, I hit my head on a rock. If I didn't hurt, something is very, very, very wrong. I tell her that it definitely is. She says that she will put, "did not report head hurting at first" down. Later on in class, my back is throbbing, and so is my head. I ask her to go home, and she acts like I just asked if I could steal a car, go to the ghetto of the town, and buy some cocaine to freebase. After a small argument, she lets me go. Also, that same day she accuses me of stealing a math stencil, which I later found inside my desk, where I had looked the previous day. When my mom gets there, the instructor acts all sentimental, but still doesn't admit that it was not my fault.

Some smaller instances happened a lot, but a huge one happened on field day. Remember field day? Where you get to have all those little games, like tug of war and relay races? Well, we had one. First, she wouldn't let me take a folding chair, but let another student (guess who. You guessed it, Logan) take one, on the grounds that I "wasn't responsible enough for a folding chair." So, we go out and, surprisingly, I have a good time, no thanks to her. Then comes the bathroom break, and I complain to a few of my friends. A child we shall call John for anonymity meant to tell the instructor that "James said he is going to drop a line on his parents", but it came out as "James said he is going to drop a line in your pants!", as he did have a speech impairment. First off, this is fifth grade, where they only tell you what the sex organs are called, not what sex is or anything like that. I didn't even know sex slang. So, rather than doing what any logical person would do, and asking the KID WITH THE SPEECH IMPAIRMENT to repeat it, she just called out in front of everyone lined up on the wall outside the bathroom that I couldn't do field day anymore because of what I said, and that I was going to the principal after everyone was done. I asked her what I said at least 15 times along the way, but all she would tell me was that "You know what you said." So, field day happens, and I go to sit with my mom, who, along with the parents of every other kids, sat to watch the games. I go there and start sniffling, and she asks me why I am not playing any of the games, and why I am sniffling. I tell her the story, aside from the part I didn't know about what I supposedly said, and she says she will come to the principal with me. I wouldn't have gotten through that year without her, as she and my dad always stuck up for me. Field day ends, and everyone else goes back to class to have a small party, which some parents donated snacks to. I finally learn what I supposedly said when the principal walks out, and there's even a cop there, as she had filed several fake reports before of "sexual harassment" from a 5th grader to some girls, who even TOLD HER THAT I SAID NOTHING! Can a 5th grader even know those things, even in this age of technology and any information readily available to anyone? Now, to make me look stupid, she gets John out to to say to me what I said, and he tells me a slurred "James is going to drop a line on his parents", making "his" sounds like "yirs" and "parents" sounding like "pairnts". She then turns white, and apologizes to me, John, and my mom, and she actually tones it down the rest of the year. Before that on 60's day, which is a day for 5th graders to get to do things like the 60's, like tie die, but instead of black students being segregated, each class had "armbands", but everyone knew who they represented.

She had a lot of inaccuracies, but the major one was when she said that we have had the same water forever! She didn't say the same amount, but that we had been using the same water! Now, I understand that this is an elementary class, and that no one would understand if she talked about the light-dependent reaction phase of photosynthesis, or the electron transport chain in aerobic cell respiration, but still, it came to me as a shock that water could be broken down during the Cell Respiration/Photosynthesis unit in 9th grade honors biology (which I have a B in, which if I retain, lets me go to AP Physics next year).

Still, it was just a few months, and while she was the biggest jerk that I had ever met, she still taught me that even 'mature" adults can be assholes.
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Iori_Yagami » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:16 am UTC

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Wow, this totally deserves to be sent as raw material to a stand-up comedian. :lol:
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby IHOPancake » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:49 pm UTC

My 6th grade reading teacher, while praising one student, used the wrong name. When another person corrected her, she took him outside the classroom to lecture him on the fact that he should not have corrected her. The person whose name she messed up should have been the one to do it.

NOTE: Other teachers frequently referred to this person as "the witch"
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Hooch » Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:22 am UTC

achan1058 wrote:Isn't punishing a person for another person's sin immoral? So, by withholding the award, the school itself is being immoral, hence their award isn't worth jack.


Don't try to make sense of religious fanatics. I've been trying to do that for many years, and I always fail miserably.

I have three cases off the top of my head.

I don't remember which school it was, but a student found a gun in the bathroom and turned it in. Beyond all reason, he was expelled from the school. I find it ironic that a student actually tries to prevent violence is punished for it.

A friend's brother was in Suspension At Campus when he lightly slapped a friend of his as a joke. The friend gave a light slap back. Without question, the administrators accused them of fighting and sent them to the detention center.

I have a friend that' smokes weed, but he isn't heavily dependent on it and is actually pretty intelligent. Still, a K-9 unit showed up on campus and began sniffing out the lockers. They eventually found a bong in his locker. It's not this that got him pissed off; he was indeed smoking weed with it and admitted it. It was the fact that the authorities somehow managed to put two-and-two together and successfully convicted him of distributing drugs. I really don't see how they managed to do that.
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby ashgray » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:31 am UTC

In 7th grade, since my name starts with an "A", I would always spell my name on tests and such with the anarchy symbol in its place. I did so on a tardy form once, and the assistance principle called me down. He then proceeded to tell that this was an example of "gang symbolism" (another kid that same week was expelled for wearing a shirt reading "I'm a gangster" in a presumably tongue-in-cheek way). To "prove his point", he gave my mom a handout that literally had nothing to do with it (the handout was actually about the occult, not gangs). Eventually, I got suspended for it and nearly expelled. Last time I checked, extremely vague political concepts =/= thuggish "gang" symbolism.
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby joshz » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:48 am UTC

Not nearly as bad as some other people's stories, but in seventh or eighth grade (IIRC), my friend got a detention for "kicking the ball too high" at recess.
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby kernelpanic » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:42 am UTC

Iori_Yagami wrote:kernelpanic
Wow, this totally deserves to be sent as raw material to a stand-up comedian. :¡This cheese is burning me!:

No, as seeing they punished my cousin for that, the school would probably sue xkcd (i.e. Randall) for... manslaughter?
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Rilian » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:55 am UTC

I was suspended from school for 40 days for having a bottle of coke in the hallway and then getting into a tiny fight with the hall monitor lizard about it.
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Rilian » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:10 am UTC

Meteorswarm wrote:
Rilian wrote:I was suspended from school for 40 days for having a bottle of coke in the hallway and then getting into a tiny fight with the hall monitor lizard about it.


I really need to see a picture of you wrestling with a monitor lizard.


I wouldn't be surprised if someone in the crowd took a picture, but I don't have one.
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby MWPPrule215 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:05 am UTC

Last week, we spent a 2 full class periods coloring in pictures of toucans and parrots for my 12 grade, "college" level Spanish class. And my teacher wouldnt let me hand mine in because I used a pen instead of a colored pencil for all the black parts. She did, however, accept it once I had gone over the pen with a sharpie.

She also marks me down as late about 3 times a week, even though I'm usually only about 30 seconds late because sometimes I need to help clean up in my Foods class the period before and I don't want to ditch the rest of my group with the mess. I know she has every right to do that, but honestly, if my AP Chem teacher is ok with letting half the class get coffee everyday, she really shouldn't act like being a few seconds late to coloring makes me a horrible, disrespectful person.
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Rilian » Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:29 am UTC

At my high school, if you were even 1 second late to class, you had to go stand in the mile-long line at the office to get a tardy slip, and if you were more than 15 minutes late, you had to get the tardy slip and then spend the rest of the period in ISS. I remember $1 being involved in this somehow. You had to pay a dollar for something or other.

They also had a thing called lunch detention. Lunch was from 12:20 to 12:55 and lunch detention lasted 20 minutes. That sometimes meant no food, because they'd have run out by the time you got to the cafeteria. Or have taken it all down or something.

I find these ridiculous.
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby achan1058 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:28 am UTC

MWPPrule215 wrote:She also marks me down as late about 3 times a week, even though I'm usually only about 30 seconds late because sometimes I need to help clean up in my Foods class the period before and I don't want to ditch the rest of my group with the mess. I know she has every right to do that, but honestly, if my AP Chem teacher is ok with letting half the class get coffee everyday, she really shouldn't act like being a few seconds late to coloring makes me a horrible, disrespectful person.
Don't worry about it. Once you get to college/university, nobody will care even if you are 30 minutes late. (though the prof will be slightly annoyed if you are late by that much)

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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Ralith The Third » Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:52 am UTC

Rilian wrote:At my high school, if you were even 1 second late to class, you had to go stand in the mile-long line at the office to get a tardy slip, and if you were more than 15 minutes late, you had to get the tardy slip and then spend the rest of the period in ISS. I remember $1 being involved in this somehow. You had to pay a dollar for something or other.

They also had a thing called lunch detention. Lunch was from 12:20 to 12:55 and lunch detention lasted 20 minutes. That sometimes meant no food, because they'd have run out by the time you got to the cafeteria. Or have taken it all down or something.

I find these ridiculous.



Not everyone even has any income... how can they charge a dollar? Seriously...
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Kizyr » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:15 pm UTC

achan1058 wrote:
MWPPrule215 wrote:She also marks me down as late about 3 times a week, even though I'm usually only about 30 seconds late because sometimes I need to help clean up in my Foods class the period before and I don't want to ditch the rest of my group with the mess. I know she has every right to do that, but honestly, if my AP Chem teacher is ok with letting half the class get coffee everyday, she really shouldn't act like being a few seconds late to coloring makes me a horrible, disrespectful person.
Don't worry about it. Once you get to college/university, nobody will care even if you are 30 minutes late. (though the prof will be slightly annoyed if you are late by that much)

Er, it depends on the class. Smaller discussion-oriented classes (8-15 students) are much different from large lecture halls (50+ students).

I used to walk in 15 minutes late every day of my senior year of high school. The first 21 minutes were occupied by announcements and Channel One, neither of which I found worthwhile. The only times I was marked tardy were when the teacher cut off Channel One if he needed the extra time for the day's lecture (in which case I accepted, considering I was legitimately late). (Also bear in mind that my school started at 7:00am, so I was in by 7:15am.)

I hear my school got extremely strict the year after I graduated, though, so if I were a year younger then I wouldn't've been able to get away with that. KF
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Internetmeme » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:50 pm UTC

Kizyr wrote:
achan1058 wrote:
MWPPrule215 wrote:She also marks me down as late about 3 times a week, even though I'm usually only about 30 seconds late because sometimes I need to help clean up in my Foods class the period before and I don't want to ditch the rest of my group with the mess. I know she has every right to do that, but honestly, if my AP Chem teacher is ok with letting half the class get coffee everyday, she really shouldn't act like being a few seconds late to coloring makes me a horrible, disrespectful person.
Don't worry about it. Once you get to college/university, nobody will care even if you are 30 minutes late. (though the prof will be slightly annoyed if you are late by that much)

Er, it depends on the class. Smaller discussion-oriented classes (8-15 students) are much different from large lecture halls (50+ students).

I used to walk in 15 minutes late every day of my senior year of high school. The first 21 minutes were occupied by announcements and Channel One, neither of which I found worthwhile. The only times I was marked tardy were when the teacher cut off Channel One if he needed the extra time for the day's lecture (in which case I accepted, considering I was legitimately late). (Also bear in mind that my school started at 7:00am, so I was in by 7:15am.)

I hear my school got extremely strict the year after I graduated, though, so if I were a year younger then I wouldn't've been able to get away with that. KF


My High School is a Nazi about being late.
The first time is a warning, which you usually don't get.
The second time is some type of detention, usually taking up about 10 minutes of lunch at the teacher's classroom.
The third is ISS
The fourth is ISS
The fifth is a 3-day suspension
Everything after that is the 3-day suspension.

Honestly, after your fourth one it's just better to skip the entire class rather than be one minute late.
Skipping gets ISS every time, but being late is a suspension.
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Ralith The Third » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:53 pm UTC

Yeah- I have 18 days I can be ,"sick,"(instead of showing up late) and if I use them all, I will have... 135 days I spend an hour after school less, and 126 less saturday schools. Straight math- I'd probably be expelled at that point.
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby zug » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:15 pm UTC

the best story ever, I have it! I have a flashbulb memory of that day, it was so traumatic. I've been tempted to dash off an email to that teacher laughing in her face now that I'm older and understand what happened, though.

We were having pioneer day in 4th grade and there were a bunch of parents roaming around all the 4th grade classrooms, while we made butter from cream and took impromptu square dancing lessons dressed in plaid and skirts (yeah hick town... I know). Well, we'd had a lesson on geography earlier in the day and there were still things on the chalkboard from that. I noticed that she had misspelled Appalachian Mountains as "Appalachain Mountains" and pointed out that it was misspelled (there were other people around incl. some parents, but it wasn't that big a deal. Or so I thought). She told some random (dumb) kid in the class to go up and correct it. So he overcorrected it to "Appalachian Mountians." Which I again pointed out to the teacher. She went up and fixed it and that was that.

I was always the smartest kid in my classes clear from 1st to 8th grade (after that it gets fuzzier). Keep in mind that at the time, I was a happy, smart, mostly clueless, cute lil kid who loved to keep her teachers happy and answer questions in class.

The next day she took me in the hallway and screamed in my face a 5 minute long diatribe about embarrassing her in front of the parents and how horrible I was. At which point I dissolved into tears and she told me to go to the bathroom and stay there til I stopped crying. At the end of that quarter, I received an unsatisfactory (S-) mark in behavior (our report cards were on a S+, S, and S- system back then). It was the only mark I had through the entirety of elementary school that wasn't an S+.

I really hate misspelled words. And bitches with a god complex. I'm still contemplating that email...
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Arancaytar » Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:23 am UTC

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More like man's laughter, amirite?

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I would probably have blurted out something like "I wish I could say the same" and gotten in even deeper crap. :P
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Hooch » Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:30 am UTC

zug wrote:the best story ever, I have it! I have a flashbulb memory of that day, it was so traumatic. I've been tempted to dash off an email to that teacher laughing in her face now that I'm older and understand what happened, though.

We were having pioneer day in 4th grade and there were a bunch of parents roaming around all the 4th grade classrooms, while we made butter from cream and took impromptu square dancing lessons dressed in plaid and skirts (yeah hick town... I know). Well, we'd had a lesson on geography earlier in the day and there were still things on the chalkboard from that. I noticed that she had misspelled Appalachian Mountains as "Appalachain Mountains" and pointed out that it was misspelled (there were other people around incl. some parents, but it wasn't that big a deal. Or so I thought). She told some random (dumb) kid in the class to go up and correct it. So he overcorrected it to "Appalachian Mountians." Which I again pointed out to the teacher. She went up and fixed it and that was that.

I was always the smartest kid in my classes clear from 1st to 8th grade (after that it gets fuzzier). Keep in mind that at the time, I was a happy, smart, mostly clueless, cute lil kid who loved to keep her teachers happy and answer questions in class.

The next day she took me in the hallway and screamed in my face a 5 minute long diatribe about embarrassing her in front of the parents and how horrible I was. At which point I dissolved into tears and she told me to go to the bathroom and stay there til I stopped crying. At the end of that quarter, I received an unsatisfactory (S-) mark in behavior (our report cards were on a S+, S, and S- system back then). It was the only mark I had through the entirety of elementary school that wasn't an S+.

I really hate misspelled words. And bitches with a god complex. I'm still contemplating that email...


I'd wait until she was in some critical state, such as a life-threatening disease or bankruptcy. Then send the e-mail, telling her that she got what she deserved.
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Ralith The Third » Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:34 am UTC

Hooch wrote:
zug wrote:the best story ever, I have it! I have a flashbulb memory of that day, it was so traumatic. I've been tempted to dash off an email to that teacher laughing in her face now that I'm older and understand what happened, though.

We were having pioneer day in 4th grade and there were a bunch of parents roaming around all the 4th grade classrooms, while we made butter from cream and took impromptu square dancing lessons dressed in plaid and skirts (yeah hick town... I know). Well, we'd had a lesson on geography earlier in the day and there were still things on the chalkboard from that. I noticed that she had misspelled Appalachian Mountains as "Appalachain Mountains" and pointed out that it was misspelled (there were other people around incl. some parents, but it wasn't that big a deal. Or so I thought). She told some random (dumb) kid in the class to go up and correct it. So he overcorrected it to "Appalachian Mountians." Which I again pointed out to the teacher. She went up and fixed it and that was that.

I was always the smartest kid in my classes clear from 1st to 8th grade (after that it gets fuzzier). Keep in mind that at the time, I was a happy, smart, mostly clueless, cute lil kid who loved to keep her teachers happy and answer questions in class.

The next day she took me in the hallway and screamed in my face a 5 minute long diatribe about embarrassing her in front of the parents and how horrible I was. At which point I dissolved into tears and she told me to go to the bathroom and stay there til I stopped crying. At the end of that quarter, I received an unsatisfactory (S-) mark in behavior (our report cards were on a S+, S, and S- system back then). It was the only mark I had through the entirety of elementary school that wasn't an S+.

I really hate misspelled words. And bitches with a god complex. I'm still contemplating that email...


I'd wait until she was in some critical state, such as a life-threatening disease or bankruptcy. Then send the e-mail, telling her that she got what she deserved.

Yeah, pretty much. People who do that kind of stuff are... ugh.
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Mous » Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:51 am UTC

I spent a week in the hospital, and when my mom tried to call me in they said it was "too late" to be excused, so they gave me 5 saturday schools.

I've also nearly gotten suspended for eating outside with my friends. We hate the cafeteria because it's loud, crowded, and people throw shit (aka school food) at us, so we like to eat outside to avoid all that. Last year at the beginning of the year, they claimed where we sat was "off campus" (which it is definitely not). My school has a closed campus policy for freshmen, but since none of us were freshmen they couldn't do anything about it. So this year they changed the rules, saying it's "unsupervised on-campus", even though there's 2 security cameras, 20 classrooms looking out at us, and security patrols there quite often.

Aaaand there was the time we nearly got suspended for sitting in a hallway. We're in performing arts, which is largely frowned upon in my school, and we hang out in that specific hallway by all the drama/band/choir classrooms. They decided to tell us that no one is allowed to sit in the hallways before school starts, period, and we would have to go to the cafeteria or Activitys hall (which is a lot of really nasty people). So we walked out of our hallway and saw people sitting around everywhere.... Admin also got pissed because we were listening to ipods and whatever, but they never yell at anyone else about it. Its just us. Not to mention it's before school, not during, so it's not like we're disrupting anything.
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Internetmeme » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:24 pm UTC

Ralith The Third wrote:
Hooch wrote:
zug wrote:The next day she took me in the hallway and screamed in my face a 5 minute long diatribe about embarrassing her in front of the parents and how horrible I was. At which point I dissolved into tears and she told me to go to the bathroom and stay there til I stopped crying. At the end of that quarter, I received an unsatisfactory (S-) mark in behavior (our report cards were on a S+, S, and S- system back then). It was the only mark I had through the entirety of elementary school that wasn't an S+.

I really hate misspelled words. And bitches with a god complex. I'm still contemplating that email...


I'd wait until she was in some critical state, such as a life-threatening disease or bankruptcy. Then send the e-mail, telling her that she got what she deserved.

Yeah, pretty much. People who do that kind of stuff are... ugh.



Is there a joke I was not getting? Why would any of that require screaming?

Was there some sort of sexual message I am missing?
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Hooch » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:31 pm UTC

Internetmeme wrote:
Ralith The Third wrote:
Hooch wrote:
zug wrote:The next day she took me in the hallway and screamed in my face a 5 minute long diatribe about embarrassing her in front of the parents and how horrible I was. At which point I dissolved into tears and she told me to go to the bathroom and stay there til I stopped crying. At the end of that quarter, I received an unsatisfactory (S-) mark in behavior (our report cards were on a S+, S, and S- system back then). It was the only mark I had through the entirety of elementary school that wasn't an S+.

I really hate misspelled words. And bitches with a god complex. I'm still contemplating that email...


I'd wait until she was in some critical state, such as a life-threatening disease or bankruptcy. Then send the e-mail, telling her that she got what she deserved.

Yeah, pretty much. People who do that kind of stuff are... ugh.



Is there a joke I was not getting? Why would any of that require screaming?

Was there some sort of sexual message I am missing?


Not really, no. There weren't really any direct jokes in that quote pyramid.
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Internetmeme » Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:52 am UTC

Hooch wrote:
Internetmeme wrote:
Ralith The Third wrote:
Hooch wrote:
zug wrote:The next day she took me in the hallway and screamed in my face a 5 minute long diatribe about embarrassing her in front of the parents and how horrible I was. At which point I dissolved into tears and she told me to go to the bathroom and stay there til I stopped crying. At the end of that quarter, I received an unsatisfactory (S-) mark in behavior (our report cards were on a S+, S, and S- system back then). It was the only mark I had through the entirety of elementary school that wasn't an S+.

I really hate misspelled words. And bitches with a god complex. I'm still contemplating that email...


I'd wait until she was in some critical state, such as a life-threatening disease or bankruptcy. Then send the e-mail, telling her that she got what she deserved.

Yeah, pretty much. People who do that kind of stuff are... ugh.



Is there a joke I was not getting? Why would any of that require screaming?

Was there some sort of sexual message I am missing?


Not really, no. There weren't really any direct jokes in that quote pyramid.


Were there any indirect jokes?
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

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Internetmeme wrote:Were there any indirect jokes?


Sort of, with the whole "wait until she's some a critical state" bit.

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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby aging.child » Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:40 pm UTC

zug wrote:...took impromptu square dancing lessons dressed in plaid and skirts (yeah hick town... I know).

Hehe. We do this in gym for three/four weeks a year. It's graded and everything. Which we find ridiculous, but oh well.

Anyway, we had an English teacher (for the top English class) in fifth grade who was absolutely evil. See had an inexplicable system of favoritism, and tended to pick her least favorite students to empty her dehumidifier, in the winter, without a coat. She had a twenty/twenty-five minute period at the beginning of the class that was devoted to silent reading, and if you forgot your book, she would stare at you until you figured out what to do about it. She never told you what to do, she would just stare at you. And we had two periods of english back then, so one time (near the beginning of the year) one kid accidently stood up to leave when the bell rang, and got a detention.

What was worse was that she was a substitute for someone on maternity leave, but she never came back, so we had evil lady all year. The best part is that the year after, wasn't asked back because she called some kid a fag. To another teacher. Smart idea.
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby MWPPrule215 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:26 am UTC

Today I got a death glare from the same evil Spanish teacher for calling out the wrong answer to an easy question (purposely.... honestly I was offended she asked such a ridiculously simple question and I wanted to screw with her). So, yea, I did deserve a death glare. But if I'm going to get a death glare, why does the guy who mispronounces "penas" as "penis" and the guy who says "patron" means vodka get a laugh?

Not saying I didnt deserve it.... just saying that some people in my class deserve it more, and on a regular basis, that don't get it.
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby darkspork » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:30 am UTC

I had an art teacher who was a complete feminazi. It all started one day when I was moving a large piece of paper on my desk. (This was one of those 12 person art desks, so it got crowded.) Thanks to the magic of "ALPHABETICAL ORDER," I got to sit with a bunch of annoying girls who, during this particular incident, were painting their nails. At some point, the paper I was drawing on collided with the bottle of nail... paint... whatever. The bottle spilled. This one girl of significantly below average intellect, turned to me and yelled that I ruined her nail polish. She did this BEFORE picking up the bottle. Due to its viscousity, a very small amount leaked from the bottle immediately. However, by the time she was done complaining (and drowning out my apologies and suggestions that she do something about it), the entire bottle leaked over her artwork. At least, it would be called artwork if she had been doing the assignment. I ruined a blank page with her incompetence.
PUNISHMENT: Principal's office immediately, Detention later

The next day, the same girl turned to me and demanded $200 to replace her nail polish. Now I'm not much of a fashion expert, but I'm certain an expensive nail polish would have some fancy sounding name and bottle, rather than the cheap plastic case labelled with a sticker containing the words "Nail Polish" written in Comic Sans font. The argument escalated and the teacher took notice.
HER PUNISHMENT: None
PUNISHMENT: Principal's office, Detention, Restitution of property (Actual value of the nail polish was determined to be $2)

The next day was the day our projects (that I had been working on for the past three days, while she had not) were due. Mine wasn't done, as it was an in-class assignment and I had spent the bulk of class in the Principal's office. She told me the project was late.
PUNISHMENT: -10 Points

A week or so later, I farted in class. It wasn't a particularly loud or obnoxious one, and it was taco day. The SAME GIRL complained.
PUNISHMENT: Principal's office

This sort of thing continued, and all of these penalty trips began to accumulate. My projects were getting later and later as they built up. It came to a point where I was a week and a half behind. That's -70 points! The teacher moved me to a "special desk" so I could get my work done. Finally, I could get my calligraphy done. Sure the desk was small and slanted at a 30 degree angle, but it would be better than that bitch whining in my ear and being sent to the principal. I set my blank paper down. The paper was hanging off on all sides. I set the open bottle of India Ink on top and began to dip the pen in to write the first sentence...

PUNISHMENT: Principal's office, ISS, Parents called. Reason: "Poured ink all over MY DESK on purpose! He also stained MY FLOOR!" (Yes, the floor of an art room was already covered in random paint stains. Apparently this puddle was one too many.) She suggested that, as a punishment, my parents should take away my computer and TV privelages for a year. She also attempted to perscribe Ritalin. I had to pay $3 from my own allowance to pay for... something... cleaning I suppose.

TOTAL DAMAGE:
30 (approx.) Principal's Office trips
10 (approx.) Detentions
1 In School Suspension
$5 in damages
My first D

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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Luthen » Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:21 am UTC

No nearly as good as most in this thread but this is the short story of my one and only detention:

In grade 2, at school in a small coastal town, I got a detention for "playing with sticks". My act of villainy? Trying to pull a small gum tree branch (3-4 foot long) off a walkway were it had fallen. Apparently I was going to run around hitting people with or something. Fortunately, on the day of my lunch-time detention, there weren't any teachers free to supervise my friend (he tried to help me with the branch) and I. So we were confined for a lunchtime to a courtyard full of benches. An epic game of "the ground is lava" was played.

Didn't get a detention for this but it's more in the spirit of the thread:
Year 9, REE (Religious Education & Ethics), considered bludge subject by all. A picture was truly worth a thousand words and not including coloured borders on your assignments lost you marks. Anyway, I was sitting in the back row with my friends (f1-4) and there were a couple of girls at the other end of the row ([f1][me][f2][f3][f4][empty][g1][g2]). Friend 3 (notorious for not working) was accused of playing games on his laptop (which to be fair most of us were, or doing homework from another class). The teacher's decided punishment? Detentions for everyone in the back row. Including the two innocent by-sitter girls.
Fortunately though the teacher forgot by the end of class and nothing came of it.
But the best thing? Friend 3 wasn't playing games. He was watching porn. So the teacher completely failed at any useful form of discipline.
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby zug » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:26 pm UTC

An epic game of "the ground is lava" was played.
I love that game! I miss it :(
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Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Postby Ralith The Third » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:29 pm UTC

zug wrote:
An epic game of "the ground is lava" was played.
I love that game! I miss it :(

You can still play it with close friends...
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