The definition of plagiarism according to google dictionary is "the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own"(1). Plagiarism is told to students across the world in schools. When in some highschools plagiarism isn't taken as seriously as it should be. Highschool is mainly meant to prepare students for going into the work force, college, or university.
When in unviersity or college, the teachers there take plagiarism very seriously. Some highschools and almost every university and college in the country have softwares that the teachers use to out work in that has been handed in by their students and it checks if it has been plagiarized at all. Students that get caught plagiarizing can or and will get in serious trouble.
If you are caught plagiarizing in some schools, the teachers and principles usually decide what the discipline should be. It can range from detention, a failing mark on the plagriazed work, being kicked out of the school, and even jail time and being sued if it