Hard for me to imagine it, but
this turned up as a news item
(CNN/ US News/ South):
Link leads to:
"LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) – Simply talking in the hall can land students at one school in detention. The principal says it’s a move to keep kids out of trouble, but one parent says it’s not working.
Many of us remember the olden days at school – the bell rings, a mob hits the halls, and then there was five minutes to see friends, get gossip, and get to your next class. At T.T. Knight Middle School, those days are gone.
“I think it’s unfair,” says student D.J. Herm.
Silence is the rule there, because, as Principal Faith Stroud puts it, “I am a principal that uses data.” She installed hallway cameras in October and found that sometimes bullying and fights start there between classes. … ."
As I recall my years in Catholic schools, there was "Silence in the Hallways" from Day One of Kindergarten right through all four years of high school. This is news to some though?