Tell Us Now: 19 Bonkers Rules Schools Actually Enforced

Teachers just don't understand.
Tell Us Now: 19 Bonkers Rules Schools Actually Enforced

We asked Cracked readers on Facebook, “What was the most unnecessary rule your school enforced?” We were amazed at the pettiness of school's administrations. Can you top any of these 19 ridiculous stories?

TELL US NOW. CRUEL TEMPTATION + Fred D. shares, My kindergarten room had a playhouse in the corner. We were forbidden to go there. The teacher (and/ or the school) used it for storage. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. BORE THE SOCKS OFF Mary R. shares, Could only wear plain, white socks in a Catholic elementary school. Any kind of pattern was considered 'distracting.' The teachers literally went around the room and had US lift up our pants so they could inspect our socks. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. SOCK OBSESSION Mac J. tells US, My Catholic elementary school freaked out about girls wearing socks that were short enough to expose their ankles. All girls were required to wear knee-high socks for the rest of the year. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. KEEP IT SHORT Brett B. shares, Went to a 'Christian' middle school, if you were male your hair could not touch the collar of your uniform. Let mine go for a while, got told I had to get it cut. My response was Jesus had long hair, to which they replied Jesus doesn't run this school. I said I guess he does not, got me a few days suspension... CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. SHOCKINGLY DUMB Craig P. says, We got after-school detention for sliding up the hall, building static electricity charge, and zapping class members. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. NO SCRIBBLES Tim B. shares, I lost points on an assignment one time because I scribbled off to the side to get my pen to work. The teacher even called me up to the front of the class to ask me what it was. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. PICKY POCKETS Ron H. tells US, In 8th grade, 1969, we were not allowed to wear patch pockets. Mom had me tell a teacher, 'When you buy my son's clothes, you can tell him what to wear.' CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. EM-BARE-ASSING Matt S. tells US, In primary school we had to do physical education in our underwear if you forgot your PE kit. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. LOCKED OUT Daniel G. explains, In my high school, when the bell rang to start class, teachers were instructed to close the doors to classrooms and lock them. The tardy students would then be 'swept' into the cafeteria where they sat for the period, missing the day's material for that class. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. COLD LEGS Clare A. tells US, It was the 80s, and leg warmers were banned in my primary school. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. NO JEANS FOR TEACHERS Kelly P. explains, As a teacher right now, in many districts, you are only allowed to wear jeans on Fridays. I can make a pair of jeans look very professional with the other attire I pair with it, and my students have never suffered when I wear jeans. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. HAIR-BRAINED RULES Cameron C. shares, Guys' hair couldn't be touching their back collar (collared shirts required), couldn't touch their ears, and couldn't go past their eyebrows. When people started spiking their hair to get around those rules, they banned hair gel. Oh, and one time they expelled a boy for wearing an earring... that they saw during summer break! CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. KEEP IT COLORFUL Dorothy A. shares, Goth was becoming a thing at the time, and it scared a bunch of the older teachers and staff so our school made a rule to ban US from wearing all black. half the school arranged to wear all black and march in and dare them to kick US all out. Needless to say it was a short-lived rule! CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. FREEZE! Rachel P. says, In elementary school, once recess ended the teacher would blow a whistle and every kid on the play yard would have to freeze. Not just stop running, LITERALLY freeze in motion. Once a kid dropped a ball and got sent to the principal's office. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. WATER FOUNTAIN MONITOR Paul P. shares, I have a friend that told me there was a gulp monitor at the drinking fountains. Gulps were counted. Casey E. had a similar experience, In elementary school, after recess a lunch aide would stand and count to five for each kid to get a drink. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. TOO GOOD AT DRAWING Kelly M. shares an incident that happened with their son, He was supposed to draw a picture of a soldiers from colonial time. Apparently, according to the school, he made the gun the soldier was holding look 'too modern.'The school suspended him for a week and even sent the freaking cops to my house because, according to them, the picture looked gang-related. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. NO CROWNS Duane D. shares, I remember in elementary school, We were making Valentine's cards, and I drew a king of hearts. It was a heart with a crown on his head and the crown had five points which apparently is the same amount as the Latin Kings gang symbol. I was interrogated by the counselor and principal and kept asking where I've seen that symbol. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. CLOCKWISE ONLY Lisa L. explains, In middle school the classroom part of the building was a long rectangle- classes on the outside, center hallway, bathrooms in the center. Between periods when changing classrooms, We had to walk the hallways in a clockwise direction only. So even if your classroom was one door to the right, you had to walk all the way around the building. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. NO BACKPACKS Robert W. tells US, Middle school we couldn't have backpacks in the hallways between classes, we had to carry all of our books. Kids got their books dumped all the time. In junior high and high school we were allowed backpacks. It made no sense. CRACKED.COM
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