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