It doesn't matter where you went to school, you definitely had a few rules that made zero sense. Most odd school rules were about student outfits, but in the following cases, those rules only scratched the surface. This rundown of school rules that make no sense covers everything from what kind of cupcake toppings you could bring to school to how many people can congregate at one time.
Were you ever suspended for dumb reasons? The Redditors who made these posts feel your pain. They hopped online to share unnecessarily strict school rules that they had to endure, many of which are utterly ridiculous.
From Redditor /u/Reginaa-Phalange:
When I was in middle school, we used to say "oh snap" all the time, instead of swearing and saying "oh sh*t" or something. Somehow the administration decided it had something to do with those jelly bracelets where if you broke one off a girl, she had to [sleep] with you or whatever it meant, so we were no longer allowed to say "oh snap." We thought this was so stupid that we had what is now referred to as the "Oh Snap Riot of '04," and we all walked down the hall, yelling, "Oh snap."
From Redditor /u/ImMrsG:
Not a rule but I knew a guy who wore a deep v-neck shirt and he got written up for cross-dressing.
From Redditor /u/Hunny_Bunny20:
In eighth grade, they caught a couple kissing. So they banned us from hugging.
Redditor /u/Nucksnewbie responded:
We had the same thing, but there was no kissing to precede it. The new principal informed our middle school (ages 11-14ish) that he wouldn't be okay with his daughters making "full physical contact" with boys, so we wouldn't be allowed to.
From Redditor /u/handsthefram:
Students could not congregate in groups larger than five at recess. The principle decided everything bad happened in groups greater than five.