Too Harsh? Teens Sentenced 48 Hours in Jail for Wearing Saggy Pants


Saggy pants may not be the most attractive fashion statement, but is it worth sending someone to jail over?

Two Bolivar Central High School students are getting ready to spend the next 48 hours behind bars for sagging their pants. They were both charged with indecent exposure back in November.

According to court documents, the high school resource officer already reprimanded the students several times for wearing saggy pants in violation of the school dress code which stated “low slung, baggy seat, baggy legged or bell bottom pants are not permitted.”

But the Sheriff and School Board wouldn’t say how breaking school policy ended up as a court case with two teens going to jail.

People WREG talked to said there should be a better way of sending a message.

“Maybe we have them do some community service, pick up some trash, help at the dog kennels, things like that,” said Sharon Till. “I think putting them in jail is just a little bit much.”

“Kids, keep you pants up at school. But if you’re out here and you buy your own clothes, then you wear them the way you want to wear them.” said another.

Watch the news segment below.

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