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Breaking the rules, especially school rules, is always so much fun, isn’t it? However, students all over the world must obey certain school rules, otherwise they will be expelled. While some rules like coming to school on time or doing homework look fine, there are particular rules which might raise a few eyebrows. As a matter of fact, some schools still use corporal punishment for those who were late, which is quite far from being humane. Such insane and sometimes even ridiculous school practices still exist in modern schools all over the world.
The Typical Student team follows everything that concerns school life. Previously, we told you about US Students Suspended Over Dress Code Violation. Now, we've put together a list of nine weird, brutal, and some sort of hilarious school rules.
#1 STUDENTS TIED TO A CROSS FOR BEING LATE
As reported by BBC News, two students attending a school in Nigeria, who were recently late for classes were tied to crosses and beaten with horsewhips. Three teachers responsible for the commitment of this medieval punishment were taken under arrest. Locals report that this is not the first time students were abused at school. Corporal punishment for being late is a casual rule at this school.
Source: BBC News
#2 TRACKING INATTENTIVE STUDENTS DOWN
According to Mashable, the Hangzhou No. 11 Middle School in China established a face recognition system which tracks daydreaming students down. The system can recognize various emotions on students’ faces and report to a teacher if some of the students were inattentive to the lesson.
#3 SMILE FOR THE CAMERA
As reporedt by USA Today, that students of the Northern Lebanon School District are required to smile between the classes. Students who were caught without a smile on their face in the hallways go straight to the office “to talk about their problems”. Moreover, those who don’t want to discuss their issues get a detention.
Source: USA Today, School Principal
#4 HARRY POTTER BAN
That’s not a surprise that Catholic schools forbid their students reading fantasy books such as Harry Potter series. It is indeed ridiculous especially when far more frightening books by Stephen King that include graphic content and detailed murder description are allowed.
#5 HUGGING BAN
According to Metro, in 2016, Malcolm Arnold Academy in Northampton, UK introduced the ‘no-touching’ policy, meaning any forms of PDA between strudents on the school grounds are strictly forbidden. Even holding hands is a no-no! Hugging friends of the opposite sex, even if it's only for comforting them, is impossible while at school. Believe it or not, many parents have been quite positive about the rule. Some of them, however, believed this would only separate kids from each other and facilitate bullying,
#6 KEEPING DISTANCE
As reported by the Quartz, Pallikoodam, a co-educational school for kids aged 4-17, in Kerala’s Kottayam district, has an EXTREMELY bizarre set of rules. According to the newspaper, one of the rules demands that “the distance between a boy and a girl at all times to be one meter.” The other rules mention that "boys and girls in senior classes must avoid friendship with students in the lower classes."
#7 NO CLAPPING
Elanora Heights Public School in Sydney, Australia, announced its “silent cheer” policy in its latest school newsletter. The no-clapping policy has been introduced in favor of "excited faces" and "punching the air".
#8 HEALTHY SNACKS
In 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's introduced its new "Smart Snacks in School" nutrition standards. Under this major nutritional overhaul of school snacks, junk food at must be ditched in favor of healthier food and beverages. However, the Trump administration relaxed the schol meals rule, bringing back some unhealthy porducts into school meal program.
#9 ACTIVIA BAN
One of the US schooles implemented this one. After a student split Activia all over the desk several times this school forbid it for all the students. But what if students split some other drinks at this school?
Have you heard of any other weird school rules?
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