Systems of crime and punishment in schools can be just as precarious as the federal criminal justice system. Detention is given out for pretty bonkers reasons, and students from kindergarten to high school are often falsely accused of breaking the rules.
A Reddit thread asked, "What's the stupidest thing you got in trouble for at school?" The answers were both hilarious and enraging.
Got Saturday detention for texting on my phone after school hours. There were no policies that said it was not allowed on school grounds or when I am allowed to use my phone. My high school was dumb.-SnooDoughnuts231
My high school didn't allow ripped jeans at all. I was in my dance class (we weren't dancing that day) when I was bending down to sit on the floor and my jeans ripped at my knee. I got sent to the administrator's office for it.-Myles_Bennett--