In reaction, and as some kind of twisted expression of pride, gangsta boys began wearing their pants that way on the streets.
But in Gonzales, Texas, somebody thought it would be a good idea to put students who broke the dress code in prison jumpsuits!?
This from the Houston Chronicle, Photo from Eric Gay/AP:
If dress code doesn't suit teens, school district will
Parents say the inmate jumpsuit is too extreme for attire offense
GONZALES — Violating Gonzales High School's dress code is not a crime, but some of the offenders are about to start looking a lot like convicts.
Soon after classes begin Aug. 25, violators of the district's beefed-up dress code must don navy blue coveralls unless they get another set of clothes from home — or serve in-school suspension.
The outfits aren't just styled like prison jumpsuits — they're actually made by Texas inmates.
"We're a conservative community, and we're just trying to make our students more reflective of that," said Larry Wehde, Gonzales Independent School District deputy superintendent (pictured).
The new policy in Gonzales, about 70 miles east of San Antonio, has drawn plenty of criticism — along with some speculation that all the district will accomplish is to set off a new fashion trend.
Some parents and students are crying foul.
"They're not little prisoners," said Mary Helen Douglas, who has a 17-year-old son starting his senior year....