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  • You're in for it now. You've been ordered down to  the principal's office, and he doesn't look like  

  • he's in a forgiving mood. He lists off all the  trouble you're in, gives you a blistering lecture,  

  • and pounds his fist on the table  before pronouncing your punishment.  

  • You've really done it this time, though luckily  it'll just be another bout in detention.

  • But some kids have been suspended from school  for reasons that can be downright bizarre.

  • If you've seen movies about kids in the 80s,  you've probably seen a food fight. These are  

  • often portrayed as destructive free-for-alls  where the whole cafeteria winds up coated in food.  

  • But the reality is often less impressive -and the  punishment severe. In Chicago, a group of middle  

  • schoolers engaged in some light tossing of food  at lunch. After one piece of food went flying,  

  • another kid tossed an orange. Someone yelledFood  fight!”, likely hoping to start some chaos - but  

  • no one bit. Likely hoping to deter any future  food-fight fans, the school not only suspended  

  • twenty-five students - but they were arrested for  reckless conduct and spent several hours in jail!

  • It wasn't the only time food got kids in trouble.

  • Kids love to play with their food, so it wasn't  any surprise when a seven-year-old boy chewed  

  • his Pop Tart into some unique shapes. But  when he bit it into the shape of a pistol,  

  • the school sprung into action. The boy was sent  to the principal, who immediately suspended him  

  • under the zero-tolerance policy for bringing  any kind of weapon to school. The fact that  

  • the weapon was made out of pastry didn't seem  to matter. While the school said the boy had a  

  • history of behavioral problems and stood by their  decision, the incident caused a national uproar.

  • Zero tolerance policies sometimes  get a little out of control.

  • What was the best day in elementary schoolWhen someone had a birthday and they brought  

  • in treats, of course! But for one Delaware  first-grader, it turned all too serious.  

  • He brought in a birthday cake for the whole class  to share, and helpfully brought in a knife for  

  • the teacher to cut the cake. She did - and then  immediately sent the child down to the principal,  

  • where he was immediately suspended for  bringing a weapon to school. Happy birthday,  

  • kid. While the school was initially going to send  him to an alternative school for forty-five days,  

  • it was eventually lowered to a three-day  suspension after national attention.

  • Safety is first at schools, and that can  even cause trouble for good samaritans.

  • When a student at a middle school in Virginia  saw a parent they knew struggling with a heavy  

  • package, they held the door open to the  school to let them in. Sounds like a nice  

  • thing to do - but they soon found themselves  suspended for a day instead of being thanked!  

  • The school had a high-tech security  system that involved everyone who  

  • wasn't a student or employee being vetted  by a security camera before they're let in,  

  • and there was no room for chivalry when it  came to making sure the school was safe.

  • Even saving someone's life  can backfire on students!

  • An asthma attack can turn serious inhurry, but when a girl in an eighth-grade  

  • Texas class told her teacher she couldn't  breathe, the teacher wasn't concerned. She  

  • told the girl to wait until she heard back  from the nurse. But when the girl collapsed,  

  • a boy near her had seen enough. He picked  the girl up, said some choice words,  

  • and ran the girl down to the nurse. His reward  for helping a student who couldn't breathe?  

  • Being suspended for two days for cursing and  for leaving the classroom without permission.  

  • His angry mother quickly changed her tune  when she found out why he was in trouble.

  • Sometimes the call of nature can  mean a call home from the principal.

  • We've all had a big lunch and we just need  to get a little of that air out, right? Well,  

  • that's what happened to a New Mexico teenagerwho let out a big burp in the middle of class.  

  • Nothing to get worked up over, right? Wellwhen he let out several more loud burps,  

  • the teacher sent him to the office - and that's  where the story took a turn. In New Mexico,  

  • disturbing the education process isn't just  grounds for suspension - it's a misdemeanor,  

  • and the seventh-grader was suspended. The  case went all the way to the Supreme Court,  

  • and eventually they ruled that the law was  legal. Might want to hold in that next burp.

  • The danger of being suspended starts  surprisingly early in some cases.

  • A five-year-old Pennsylvania girl loved  her Hello Kitty-themed bubble gun - so  

  • much that she couldn't bear to leave  it behind when she went to school.  

  • She couldn't wait to have a bubble fight  with her friends - but when she pointed it  

  • at another student, the school acted  fast and suspended her for ten days  

  • from Kindergarten. The school claimed that she had  made a credible threat against another student,  

  • but agreed to reduce the suspension to two days  after the parents got an attorney involved.

  • Students don't have to just be careful  about what they do - but what they say.

  • When high school senior Patrick Farves attended  a school event hosted by 2014 Miss America  

  • Nina Davuluri, he decided to take  a bold step - and ask her to prom.  

  • This stunt had been public knowledge at the  school for a few days and he was warned not  

  • to disrupt the assembly. When he did it anywayMiss America seemed to think it was funny even  

  • as she turned him down - but the administration  didn't. They suspended Farves for three days,  

  • but Davuluri was more sympathetic - she wroteletter to the school asking them to be lenient.

  • That wasn't the only time a fan ofcelebrity got themselves in trouble.

  • When popular, religious NFL quarterback Tim Tebow  became famous for hisTebowingstance in games,  

  • a group of students in Riverhead High School  decided to show their support. They created a  

  • little flash mob in the hallway, all mimicking  Tebow's kneeling stance. The only problem?  

  • This apparently causedtraffic jam in the hallway,  

  • and the administration wasn't amused. The  four students who started it were suspended,  

  • and the school faced accusations  of religious discrimination.

  • But one young sports fan went even further  in showing his support for his team.

  • Patrick Gonzalez, a twelve-year-old from San  Antonio, was a huge fan of Spurs player Matt  

  • Bonner. And thanks to a talented barber, he  was able to come to school with Bonner's image  

  • shaved into his head. The eye-catching hairstyle  certainly made him popular - but it violated the  

  • school's dress code which banned distracting  hairstyles. The only way out of his suspension?  

  • Shave his head to get rid of the tributeBut Gonzalez did get something out of the  

  • deal - a package of basketball tickets  and autographed gear directly from Bonner.

  • Schools often have strict dress codesand hair is a common source for trouble.

  • In 2014, a little girl in third grade was battling  cancer and lost all her hair. Her kind best friend  

  • didn't want her to go through this aloneso she decided to shave her head as well.  

  • This would have been a feel-good story - if  it wasn't for the administration's reaction.  

  • The public charter school thought a little  girl with a shaved head would be a distraction,  

  • so they suspended her until her hair grew  back. This was the ultimate bad PR move,  

  • and the school quickly found itself forced  to make an exemption for this good friend.

  • It wasn't the only time support for  kids with cancer led to trouble.

  • The charity Locks of Love encourages people to  grow their hair out and then have it cut for the  

  • hair to be made into wigs for those battling  cancer. One Ohio boy decided to undertake  

  • this project, but it seemed only girls at his  high school were allowed to have long hair.  

  • The school told him that once his hair reached  a certain length, he would have to cut it or  

  • be put into in-school suspension until he didWhile he fought his case to the school board,  

  • they upheld the policy, and the young man became  the only prisoner of conscience in the ISS room.

  • Big tech is making its way into schoolsand that causes some unusual situations.

  • RFID is a tracking system that's often used to  keep tabs on livestock and make sure they're  

  • not escaping their confines, but one San Antonio  principal had another idea - having his students  

  • wear necklaces with RFID chips when in schoolGood luck cutting class now, kids. One sophomore,  

  • Andrea Hernandez, felt this was a violation of her  privacy. When she rejected a compromise that would  

  • allow her to wear a similar badge without the chip  because she didn't want to appear like she was  

  • complying, she was suspended and faced expulsion  for refusing to comply with the dress code.

  • Even pop music can get kids in trouble.

  • Six-year-old D'Avonte Meadows heard a song  on the radio that seemed pretty catchy,  

  • so he decided to sing it in the lunch  line. Unfortunately for him, the song was  

  • “I'm Sexy and I Know Itand the line  “Girl, look at that bodywas determined  

  • to be not appropriate for school. He was  suspended for sexual harassment, and many  

  • people questioned whether it was likely if he  even knew what he was singing about. He probably  

  • didn't - given that the song had been parodied  on Sesame Street not long before the incident.

  • But some incidents can carry much more  serious consequences for the kids involved.

  • Kiera Wilmot, a star student at Bartow High School  in Florida, decided to do an experiment that she  

  • had seen on YouTube for her science class. She  mixed toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil,  

  • which can create an impressive chemical  reaction. But she got more than she was  

  • counting on - a small explosion that sent smoke  billowing into the room. While no one was hurt  

  • and nothing was damaged, the explosion startled  people enough that Wilmot was expelled from school  

  • and charged with a felony - discharge of a weapon  on school property. The idea of a promising young  

  • student possibly facing jail time for a science  experiment caused a national outrage, and  

  • Wilmot eventually had the charges dropped and was  allowed back in school to graduate with her class.

  • But that was nothing compared to the  furor of the final case - which got  

  • the President of the United States involved!

  • 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was a science  buff at MacArthur High School in Texas,  

  • and he liked to experiment with simple household  devices. When he took apart a digital clock and  

  • put it together in a new shape, he decided  to bring it to school to show his teachers.  

  • While most of them might have been impressedhis English teacher panicked. She thought the  

  • strange-looking device looked like a bomb and  contacted the principal. Ahmed was arrested and  

  • questioned for hours without his parents being  allowed to see him. While no charges were filed,  

  • he was suspended from school - and  that's where the outrage started.

  • His story became national news, with many saying  it made no sense that a digital clock would be  

  • mistaken for a bomb. Others said he was racially  profiled, being from a Sudanese Muslim family.  

  • The anger over the case spread so far that  President Barack Obama tweeted his support,  

  • sayingCool clock, Ahmedand inviting the boy  to the White House. While Ahmed's suspension  

  • was over after three days, the controversy  wasn't - his family filed a lawsuit against  

  • the school district for violating his civil  rights, although it was later dismissed. But  

  • it's not many school suspensions that people are  still debating on talk radio five years later.

  • For what happens when these  situations escalate even further,  

  • check outWeird Times Police Arrested Kids”, or  watchWorld's Worst Teachers - 9 Insane Things  

  • That Got Them Firedfor what happens when  the other people at school get in trouble.

You're in for it now. You've been ordered down to  the principal's office, and he doesn't look like  

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/28
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