Amazing Reasons to Get Detention - I like the Hunger Games one the best. That or the one where the student corrected the teacher (after all, a mile IS longer than a kilometer) but got detention anyways.
26 Hilarious Reasons Students Got Detention - Gallery
Late pass excuse sounds legitimate to me.
This is the kind of detention note I would have gotten if I had gone to high school :)
Next time a teacher asks you why you didn't study, BE AWESOME!