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People really take sagging pants seriously, it seems.

Florida lawmaker Gary Siplin is taking matters into his own hands while trying to help students comply with the state’s new sagging pants law. The law bans sagging pants on all campuses. The law will cause any students that sag their pants to be suspended from school for up to three days and 30 days for extracurriculars. First Siplin wanted to criminalize sagging, but he settled for the suspension rules.

So, to make sure that the kids don’t keep getting suspended, he’s handing out 200 leather belts to help the whippersnappers keep their pants on.

“We want our kids to believe they’re going to college, and part of that is an attitude, and part of that is being dressed professionally,” Siplin told Reuters.

Right. Everyone will have their eyes on Florida to see if this initiative actually helps test scores. We’ll see.



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