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Do you get detention for being one second late?
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Do you get detention for being one second late?

Just curious because when I was in middle school, I had a teacher flip out on me for being less than 5 seconds late. The rule was that if you were late between switching classes, you would get written up, and 3 write ups meant an hour of after school suspension. However, I figured most teachers would use their brain and realize that walking in seconds after the bell rings (before the lesson even starts) is not the same as actually missing the beginning of the lesson. (and this is assuming being late even deserves detention).

Is this common in schools or is it just a few dickhead teachers?
06-26-2011 08:29 AM
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Dickhead teachers.
I always get written up, because during the long breaks I go to cafeteria and grab a bowl of soup or something. By the time that buy and eat my stuff, I am sure to be late, but try explaining that to a faggot teacher.
06-26-2011 08:59 AM
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Dickhead teachers... many teachers might pretend they care but they don't... of course every school will have their own special group of asshole teachers.

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5 Lates were a detention at my school. Seriously, what does it matter that you're one minute late? We never used to do anything in form time anyway. It's just more useless rules that makes everyones life crappier.

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Elfy Wrote:5 Lates were a detention at my school. Seriously, what does it matter that you're one minute late? We never used to do anything in form time anyway. It's just more useless rules that makes everyones life crappier.

I notice on other message boards, people rail on those who are late to class, praising teachers who punish or lock late students out. The only somewhat justifiable reason I've heard is that it disrupts class. The problem is that by that reasoning, any noise can disrupt class. So does the whole world have to be quite just for their class to start?

Personally, I think those who get pissed at those who are late just want to feel superior by commenting on how "irresponsible" late students are. After all, they show up on time and never run into traffic problems, bad weather, or numerous other things that can cause you to be late. So sue me for not wanting to agonize over being a few minutes late and causing a couple seconds of distraction. No, if I really cared, I would have shown up extra early to make sure I'd be on time. Or maybe the teachers can just not be douchebags about being late and accept that SHIT HAPPENS.

As for teachers who hate it, I've heard the same old cliches. It's to prepare for the "real world" where we'll have a boss. And if they let one little thing slide, it will lead to rebelion and anarchy (control freak logic). And I'll look back on those teachers and realize being on time was the most important lesson they could have taught me. Yuck I've even heard some say "I have to be on time so you should be on time too". Nevermind that the teachers are getting PAID for it so it's an apples oranges comparison.
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Quote:It's to prepare for the "real world" where we'll have a boss. And if they let one little thing slide, it will lead to rebelion and anarchy (control freak logic). And I'll look back on those teachers and realize being on time was the most important lesson they could have taught me. I've even heard some say "I have to be on time so you should be on time too". Nevermind that the teachers are getting PAID for it so it's an apples oranges comparison.


I 100% agree...especially when it isn't even your FAULT. I remember, back in November there was this huge flooding and the buses near my house stopped running, so, as I was already at the bus stop, I had to go 20 blocks out of my way to get on a bus that did run, and then I had to literally sprint to school in the pouring rain. It was about a mile so obviously I couldn't sprint all the way. I was 40 minutes late and the teacher had the gall to give me like 5 detentions. Oh yeah and then I got pneumonia (I wonder why) and missed a month of school.

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Elfy Wrote:5 Lates were a detention at my school. Seriously, what does it matter that you're one minute late? We never used to do anything in form time anyway. It's just more useless rules that makes everyones life crappier.

I notice on other message boards, people rail on those who are late to class, praising teachers who punish or lock late students out. The only somewhat justifiable reason I've heard is that it disrupts class. The problem is that by that reasoning, any noise can disrupt class. So does the whole world have to be quite just for their class to start?

Personally, I think those who get pissed at those who are late just want to feel superior by commenting on how "irresponsible" late students are. After all, they show up on time and never run into traffic problems, bad weather, or numerous other things that can cause you to be late. So sue me for not wanting to agonize over being a few minutes late and causing a couple seconds of distraction. No, if I really cared, I would have shown up extra early to make sure I'd be on time. Or maybe the teachers can just not be douchebags about being late and accept that SHIT HAPPENS.

As for teachers who hate it, I've heard the same old cliches. It's to prepare for the "real world" where we'll have a boss. And if they let one little thing slide, it will lead to rebelion and anarchy (control freak logic). And I'll look back on those teachers and realize being on time was the most important lesson they could have taught me. Yuck I've even heard some say "I have to be on time so you should be on time too". Nevermind that the teachers are getting PAID for it so it's an apples oranges comparison.
Exactly what I was thinking. Teachers don't really flip out if we're 5 seconds late. But if we're 1 minute late Razz you get a note down or warning. If you're like a minute late like 10 times in that year the teacher might give you an after school detention. Depends on the teacher though, sometimes they don't mind, sometimes depends on their mood, and sometimes you get that prick that always watches you and criticizes you for being 1 minutes late.

I don't think it's really relevant to get in trouble for being late though. I'm being forced to come here at least cut me some slack. And FOR FUCK'S SAKE IT IS NOT DISRUPTING THE CLASS. I hardly make any noise for walking in late, I don't disrupt anyone, maybe one or two kids will look up from their desks for a second but that's about it. WHEN YOU TELL US OFF FOR BEING LATE, THAT IS DISRUPTING THE CLASS WITH YOUR YELLING.

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If you're going to enforce rules for being tardy you have to draw the line somewhere. If you let kids come in a few seconds late then everyday a group of kids will hang out right by your door and then run in right after the bell rings and then pretty soon the principal will be asking what the heck's going on. When I taught high school I would ignore students who skipped my entire class but I followed procedure about tardies. When students came in late they would usually be loud and make a big annoying production about it. Most of you probably go to schools where students are capable of coming in late and just sitting down like a normal person but at my school they handled it like monkeys on crack which made it difficult to be cool about it if I wanted to keep my job.

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AngryCollegeDude Wrote:The only somewhat justifiable reason I've heard is that it disrupts class. The problem is that by that reasoning, any noise can disrupt class. So does the whole world have to be quite just for their class to start?
Ehh, I've had a professor or two who did legitimately get distracted enough by people coming in late that they'd lose their train of thought and have to repeat what they were saying (sometimes starting from what they had been saying quite awhile ago). And yes, other noises exist, but that doesn't mean it's not reasonable to try to minimize the ones they can.

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Re: Do you get detention for being one second late?

Not me, the teachers think I'm gold (well the one that is a strictass)

But now if they are just after that main group comes in, not when the bell rings, they give them detentions.

Favoritism extreme. The teacher honors me. But all but a few 'angel kids' hate her. Even my friend, an extreme school liker (I tried, it never worked) and a person who will do extra credit to waste their life, hates her. Even his dad. Even his dad's friend who teaches people that are smarter than the A+ people at our class. Whoever likes her... Well, as I said, is one of those brainwashed fucks.



Even though she didn't give me detentions, I still got pissed off at her for NOT SHUTTING THE FUCK UP (her voice is higher than justin beiber on helium when she screams) and favoritism.

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