the catherd (paradoxhorizon) wrote in little_details,
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High School Detention in the USA

Before bombarding them with zombies, I would like my teenage heroes to briefly meet in detention (or whatever fancy PC term they may use for that these days). The problem is, I was a good girl and have never had detention and have no idea what that's like. What does one do in detention anyway? How long is it? When does it happen (after school? weekend?)? Etc. So if anyone could volunteer some information on that, that would be awesome.

I also need help figuring out how to get them all in there. Three of the kids are the sort that could get into fights, graffiti the walls, light trashcans on fire and be generally troublesome. The other two, not so much. So, how can I get one smart computer geek and one quiet average guy into detention, too? They can screw up, get caught up in circumstances or have unfair teachers, but I guess my question boils down to: What sort of things are detention-able offenses?

I hope that wasn't too vague. I need to stop thinking 3am is a good time to do things. So, I'll clarify if I need to. Thanks for any help you can give me.


EDIT: Wow. Thanks. Looks like I could have gone with my instincts (and vague memories of The Breakfast Club) for what happens in dentention and been okay just because of the sheer variety of ways that's handled. I feel better knowing, though. And I have a variety of reasons to put people in detention, too. Ooh. I think my geek will correct a teacher who doesn't like to be corrected. She would hate to hear incorrect info in a class. The average kid can just be frequently tardy.
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