25 Most Ridiculous Things You Won’t Believe Are Banned In Schools

Posted by , Updated on June 21, 2017

When you have kids from different cultures, home situations, parenting styles, and religions all crammed together for 6-8 hours a day, somebody’s going to be offended, and probably also hurt, and bullied, and maybe pregnant. It seems that schools try to combat this by banning things in an effort to keep some semblance of order. What does and does not get banned can get a little weird and is sometimes not well thought out, so here are 25 Most Ridiculous Things You Won’t Believe Are Banned In Schools.

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Games. Elementary schools in several states are banning competitive games - tag, flag football and soccer - because they're too dangerous. Dodgeball has already suffered the same fate.

Children_playing_tagSource: http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com

Back in 2005, students at Pope John XXIII Regional High School were officially banned from having MySpace or Xanga pages - not from looking at them at school, but from having them at all - in order to protect students from online predators. I guess "How to protect yourself from predators online" as a pamphlet or class just wasn't frustrating enough.

Myspace_is_for_losersSource: http://www.mtv.com

Chicago area school districts allow each individual principal to handle the issue of homemade lunches, so the principal of Chicago's Little Village Academy just banned them in 2011. Students all have to eat the school cafeteria lunch, unless they have a medical exemption. Poor kids.

lunch puppySource: http://blogs.findlaw.com

School districts in three different states in the US have banned Flaming Hot Cheetos, basically because kids are gorging themselves on the junk food. The districts claim that Flaming Hot Cheetos should be snacked on at home because they have poor nutritional value and sometimes are eaten in place of a proper lunch.

hot cheetosSource" http://www.cbsnews.com

If you think this is crazy, wait until you see number 9!


Halloween was banned by a Pennsylvania school in 2013 because some parents considered it to have religious overtones, even so far as refusing to send their children to school on 10/31 because they didn't want them to participate. Probably the same parents that complain when Starbucks doesn't have a Christmas tree on their holiday cup.

halloweenSource: http://6abc.com

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