We can all agree that schools are essential for providing kids with a safe environment, not only learn but to grow as people.
Some rules are essential to teaching a child responsibility and proper behavior, such as “No Running In the Hallway.”
Sometimes, though, schools can be too overprotective with their rules and regulations. I’m sure we’ve all had the teacher who allowed us no freedom, it was probably our least favorite class.
The strict rules were probably a simple one, though, such as “No talking with classmates during class.”
While we may have thought our schools were too overbearing, wait until you hear about what these students are not allowed in these overprotective schools.
Here are 10 things you won’t believe are banned in schools!
10 Superheroes Banned From Preschools
Yes, sometimes it seems that children can get carried away in their fantasy worlds.
Their imaginations seem to always run wild, but that’s a normal thing for kids, right?
Well, this school has some ridiculous views on how much children are allowed to make-believe.
An unnamed preschool one day sent home fliers with their students.
These fliers told the students’ parents that the children were no longer allowed to play as, or imitate their favorite superheroes.
In addition, the school requesting that parents monitor their children’s media intake at home, for the purpose of reducing playground violence.
This is a perfect example of how you turn a Superman into Lex Luthor!
In one elementary school in Atlanta, Georgia, students were bewildered when their school’s administration asked them to sign a pledge.
This pledge, though, asked students to not use the acronym “L.O.L.” when signing other students’ yearbooks.
According to the school, this ban was put in place in order to prevent students from writing cruel handwritten jokes in each other’s yearbooks.
As expected, the ban was quickly repealed after facing criticism from not only students but parents, as well. We can L.O.L. to that!
8 Let’s Not Hug It Out
Back in 2013, St. Mary’s County Public School, a school district in Maryland, issued a decree that outlawed several seemingly harmless threats to humanity.
These included normal things that kids do such as giving out birthday invitations or sharing hugs. You might be wondering what the reasoning behind this ridiculous decree was.
Well, students that weren’t invited to a particular birthday party or an embrace would be left out and feel bad about themselves.
Maryland schools aren’t the only schools to ban hugging either; schools across Portland, Brooklyn, New Jersey, and New Zealand have all implemented ant-affection rules.
7 Flashy Fashion
At Baltic High School, in South Dakota, the freedom of speech of two young students came under fire.
These girls were instructed to remove bracelets from a cancer foundation that proudly stated “I [Heart] Boobies.”
Initially, they complied, but later refused to remove the bracelets on Breast Cancer Awareness Day, and were suspended for “disrespect, defiance, and disruption.”
The young students then turned around and sued their school that almost made its way to the Supreme Court.