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10 wacky school bans
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10 wacky school bans

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Pottstown Middle School in Pennsylvania recently banned outdoor boots in the classroom. The problem seemed to revolve around students smuggling in items in their boots that are prohibited in school - and they mostly were referring to cellphones and the popular Ugg boots.
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Students in a New Hampshire district had to find something else to do when the school board took dodgeball off the curriculum in March of this year.
Despite the fact that the balls used are usually very soft, the intent was to remove so-called 'human target' games from the physical education curriculum.
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Brampton, Ont.’s Earnscliffe Senior Public School enacted a 'no loving, no shoving' policy in an attempt to make the school safe.
But several students balked and turned to social media to protest the rule which they claim forbade them from even hugging.
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Red ink
Hundreds of schools back in 2008 in the United Kingdom banned their teachers from marking in red ink in case it upset the students.
The opposition to red ink seemed to be a world-wide trend with guidelines to schools in Queensland, Australia, also warning against red ink.
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Best friends
Several schools in the United Kingdom banned 'best friends' and instead encouraged groupism .
Ostensibly this was done to help the children avoid the pain of breaking with, or getting over the loss of, a BFF.
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Holding hands
In 2012 Tennessee senators approved an update to the state's sex-ed law to include warnings about holding hands.
Seems legislators saw the gesture as something akin to a 'gateway sexual activity.'
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Yoga pants
Students at St. Joseph Catholic High School in Ottawa were told in 2011 that tight-fitting yoga pants did not meet the uniform code and banned students from wearing them.
The reasoning was that existing dress code rules already forbade them.
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Silly Bandz
In 2010 a product that gained a huge following with youth were brightly coloured rubber wristbands called ' Silly Bandz .'
But several U.S. states including New York, Texas, Florida, and Massachusetts banned the bands branding them a hazard with all the kids fiddling with them.
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'Boobies' bracelets
In 2011 a Kelowna middle school banned students from wearing breast cancer awareness wristbands because they claimed the brightly coloured bracelets were inappropriate. They were part of a breast cancer awareness campaign by Keep A Breast Canada and had 'I [love] boobies!' printed on them.

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A Langley, B.C., school has banned students from touching each other during recess.
The administration at Coghlan Fundamental Elementary School says the policy is necessary because students have been injured from "hands-on play" and a recent letter to parents tells them 'we will have a zero-tolerance policy with regards to hands-on play.'
Children who don't follow the new rule may be sent to the office or won't get to play during recess.
Here's a look at some other wacky bans schools, from Canada and beyond, that have been thought up by adults.
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