25 Dumb Reasons School Children Have Been Suspended Or Arrested

Discipline (whether at home or in school) is very important for a child’s development and helps teach an individual from a young age to be responsible and respectful. Furthermore, discipline promotes good human behavior which improve society and make it a more pleasant world for everyone. On the other hand, various studies have shown that a lack of it (at home or in school) leads to disastrous behavioral consequences which ultimately may lead to a pitiful and destructive upbringing. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that discipline and order in a classroom are important. Discipline in the classroom is mostly left to the teacher, however, schools also have a discipline policy which staff must abide by. Thus, it’s important to understand the challenges faced by school administrators in finding equitable solutions to discipline problems. Still, in some instances, some schools have gone a bit overboard with their solutions. What’s worse is that these solutions end up not working and also bringing about the opposite of the intended result. Schoolchildren have been arrested for talking on the phone, burping, and even scribbling on desks! Though these actions should by no means be encouraged, you could argue that arresting a student might be taking discipline a bit far. What do you think? Check out these 25 Dumb Reasons School Children Have Been Suspended Or Arrested for and give us your opinion on our Facebook page.

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For texting in class

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School can be boring sometimes, and that was the case for a fourteen-year-old Wisconsin girl who decided to pass some time by texting. However, when asked to stop, the fourteen-year-old ignored the request until security officers came and arrested her under the charge of disorderly conduct. To be fair, you shouldn’t text in class, but to be arrested for texting is a bit much don’t you think?


For having a “food fight”

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A group of kids between eleven and fifteen years old were reportedly arrested in Chicago because of a cafeteria food fight. Reports say that one student tossed a piece of food, someone else threw an orange, another yelled “Food fight,” and that was apparently enough for the kids to be arrested.


For hacking a computer in order to change their grades

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In 2013, three Prescott High School students who were on the verge of flunking their classes were arrested after officials found out that they hacked into their teachers’ computers and improved their grades. The three students were booked at the juvenile detention center on felony charges of tampering with public records and computer tampering.


For missing too many classes

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Diane Tran, a honor student at Texas High School back in 2012, was jailed for missing school. Believe it or not the seventeen years old girl was forced to spend a night in jail just because she was working two jobs to support her two younger siblings.


For “passing gas” 

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A student at a Florida school was arrested after authorities said he was “passing gas” and turning off his classmates’ computers. According to a report by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, the thirteen-year-old boy “continually disrupted his classroom environment” by intentionally breaking wind.

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