10 Detention Slips You Must See To Believe

The internet can be a massive time waster. I’m sure I’m not the only one who knows this first hand. I’m not just trying to rope y’all into being guilty with me here, I know because they even make lots of anti-procrastination tools to reign in your eye-wandering internet tendencies.

But sometimes, random clicking and social networking bring you to something hilarious, and that something hilarious is what I’m here to share with you today. Whether you’re a teacher that has never given a detention in your career, or you’re one who hands them out at the same rate most of us consume oxygen, no matter.

These detention slips will make everyone laugh. Share with your colleagues – we’re pretty sure you’ve all come across some students like these in your careers!



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  1. Mike

    December 1, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I would revise your summary comment about having students like these in class to something like “Adults can be asinine and through their own arrogance put students in detention for no particular reason other than they can.” They only valid detentions is the one related to the “half-breed” comment, and the student essentially challenging another student to fight, “come at me, bro.” The remaining detentions are simply stupid and adults need to get a freakin’ grip.

  2. anne winn

    December 2, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    The parents who received that typed letter from Adam Hilliker, should take steps to remove him from this guys class. He is a bad teacher. You are not in school to learn to accept falsehoods for the sake of order and discipline. You are supposed to be learning to think critically. I am afraid our entire education system has become a factory for manufacturing unthinking but useful robot consumers.

    • Katie

      December 4, 2013 at 11:48 am

      The date on that note is 1994, meaning that it is just about 20 years old. Things have changed in the last 2 decades

    • Yvette

      December 30, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      My daughter had a teacher who told her that the earth revolves around the moon…. We got it in writing too.

  3. Linda

    December 3, 2013 at 10:31 am

    It concerns me that the names of students and teachers were not removed consistently from these slips. As educators we need to model internet safety consistently.

  4. Rebekah

    December 4, 2013 at 4:35 am

    All the Hunger Games quotes, the Superman one, yelling Yolo, calling a teacher a ‘Muggle’, sharing cat pictures and standing up to correct a teacher are NOT things I plan on giving detentions for… Hitting another student with a bible, most definitely, and inciting another student to violence (come at me bro), are things I would probably recommend to the school counselor BEFORE detention… Seriously, teachers need to lighten up.

  5. David

    December 4, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Adam Hilliker shouldn’t be a teacher, wasting his time typing BS notes like that. He was plainly wrong and should have used that fact to teach a lesson on humility.

  6. Jeff Smith

    December 5, 2013 at 7:12 am

    What concerns me more than the actions of the student is that the teachers chose to take issue with some low-level disruptions. These outbursts could have been dealt with less aggressively with a little humor. Are we as educators really so sensitive that we assign punishment so easily?

  7. Glenn Reed

    December 7, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    A student shouldn’t receive discipline for standing up and screaming in class? Do you have any idea what kind of chaos that would cause? Now the students are not paying attention, their grades will reflect it and the parents will want to know why. These, being the same parents who complained that the teacher should lighten up. This problem will also get worse if the first student gets away with it. Now other students will feel comfortable doing silly things, taking away from their education and the education of everyone in the class.

    • LG

      December 21, 2013 at 11:55 am

      I whole-heartedly agree. Standards of civic behavior are absolutely upheld when consequences are given for these obnoxious behaviors on the part of the students. We do not know the circumstance of the teacher who was blatantly wrong. I know that often I have misstated things because my mind was on something else–perhaps another student who was engaging in a visual disruption, but my students know that I am a human being capable of making mistakes when I correct myself. Sometimes, an astute student can help, yes but there are appropriate ways to point out mistakes, and students can learn them. The student, in this case, was absolutely out of line in how he handled the situation. Granted, students need to be allowed to make mistakes, too, but apparently this student isn’t a small child. It’s obvious he’s spoken to adults condescendingly before. Perhaps this was the first time anyone’s called him out for it. Hubris is not an outstanding quality that should be rewarded.

  8. Peter

    December 31, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Thank you for posting these humorous snapshots from the world of education. If you ever got a hold the detention slips I’ve (or most other teachers) have written over the years, I’m sure that you’d discover some gems written in the heat of the moment.