Smoking Areas existed in Public High Schools back in the 1980’s. Students could smoke cigarettes on school grounds between classes in designated lounges.
A school suspended 9-year-old boy for pretending to be Bilbo Baggins. He brought a toy ring and told a classmate that he would make him disappear. They considered the child’s action to be a threat, under the premise that no threat would be tolerated, whether real or imagined.
Many schools in Japan require students to have black hair. Those with other hair colors are often pressured to dye their hair by a rule intended to prohibit dying of hair.
37% of public school teachers use personal money to buy food more than once a month for their hungry students. They spend an average of $35/month. With 3.1M teachers in the US, teachers are spending about $400M/year of their personal money to feed hungry students.
A Texas school district is so small that one person “has been the superintendent, the principal, the third-to-sixth-grade teacher, the ESL instructor, the special-ed teacher, the repairman, the contractor”. Divine, Texas (about 20 students)’s school bus is a used white limousine.
In 2008 a school Camden, NJ forced students to eat their lunch off the floor for 2 weeks after a child accidentally spilled water while refilling a water cooler. 7 students won a $500,000 legal settlement.
The Grey School of Wizardry is a school specializing in occult magic, operating primarily online and as a non-profit educational institution in the State of California. The school is reported to be the first wizard school to be officially recognized as an academic establishment.
In the 1970s, Belgium used to serve children beer at school.
In rural Georgia, there are still “Whites Only” school functions, where non-whites are turned away by the police. In 2013, Wilcox County High School will be having its first integrated prom.
Some US schools still hold segregated proms.