08/22/2012 12:08 pm ET Updated Oct 22, 2012

7 Ridiculous Things Schools Have Banned in 2012

Written by Joslyn Gray for

Gosh, we like to ban things.

In recent years, we've seen schools ban everything from Silly Bandz and skinny jeans, to dictionaries and saying the word "meep." But in 2012 alone, which isn't even over yet by a long shot, a lot more things have already been banned by schools.

Some of them, I agree with. For example, the ungodly amount of sugar consumed by my kids at school on Valentine's Day. And I've got no problem with a ban on Ugg boots because a) those things are damn expensive and b) why would you want your feet to be sweaty all day at school? On the other hand, some of the bans seem way out of line. Sunblock? Hair bows?

And for God's sake, what was that Texas school thinking when it banned a Kindergartner with cerebral palsy from using her walker?

Check out 7 things that have been banned in school so far this year. Who knows what the next few months will bring?


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