Hi, I am a student in an American International School and I am a junior. Everything went well until I received an one day in-school suspension. The situation is that I helped a friend with homework and so we discussed it, and so our answers were very similar. We submitted our work to our online class teacher which is in the States, and she thought we copied the answers off of each other. We already explained that we collaborated our work, so our answers were similar, but she said that it would be considered as cheating. She already forgave us and will not expel us from the online class; but we will definitely receive punishments from our school. So our high school principal decided to give us an one day in-school suspension because it would be considered as cheating; but he also said that it won't show up in our college application/transcript unless we did it again; but I am still worried that it will affect my chance of getting into a descent college as I am not exactly a top A student (a B- to B+ student I would say), and I did some research on the internet that colleges will ask you if you had any suspensions and it might affect the chance of getting into a good college. So I am really worried right now, because I really didn't consider my action as cheating.
Thank you for reading my problem, and I apologize with any grammar mistakes I made.