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#1 Hum

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 15:44

POTTSTOWN, PA – A suburban Philadelphia middle school's ban on a popular type of fur-lined boots isn't about fashion, it's about cellphones.

Pottstown Middle School parents were informed of the new ban on the unlaced boots on Wednesday.

District community relations director John Armato tells the Pottstown Mercury students are using the boots to hide cellphones and bring them into class. Current school policy allows students to bring their phones to school but requires them to be kept in their locker during the day.

Armato says the ban targets the unlaced boots with fur or faux fur lining made by footwear companies including Ugg. It goes into effect Monday.

Principal Gail Cooper says students can still wear the boots to school, but must remove them before going to class.

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#2 jakem1

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 16:05

Don't they have pockets?

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 16:48

Don't they have pockets?


Middle school. Every kid is an idiot.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 16:50

phones, shoes, they should must make the students arrive nude.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 16:57

phones, shoes, they should must make the students arrive nude.


that would of made for an intresting morning in high school :shifty:

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 16:57

Next they'll ban clothing

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 16:57

What about jackets, purses, other boots, backpacks, anything with pockets.... Though, why do kids need cellphones anyway?

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 16:59

^ To mindlessly text to friends, and cheat on examines. :laugh:

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 17:10

^ To mindlessly text to friends, and cheat on examines. :laugh:


It's not like they have friends who live far away... Their friends are normally those that they live next to and go to school with. And parents should already know their kids schedule and where they are at, at least at that age. Just stupid parents giving kids crap they don't need yet.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 17:11

It's not like they have friends who live far away... Their friends are normally those that they live next to and go to school with. And parents should already know their kids schedule and where they are at, at least at that age. Just stupid parents giving kids crap they don't need yet.


But what if little Timmy needs to contact you in an emergency while in a building filled with adults?

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 17:12

It's not like they have friends who live far away... Their friends are normally those that they live next to and go to school with. And parents should already know their kids schedule and where they are at, at least at that age. Just stupid parents giving kids crap they don't need yet.



^ Agreed.

But I think a lot of parents cave in, because they feel that kids will 'check in', and let mom & dad know where they are at.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 17:26

Good. Those boots are an eyesore. -.-

#13 Pam14160

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 17:35

Teens and cellphones = great advertizing. . . :D



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