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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Students in Florida won't be spanked, but they will be punished if they don't pull up their pants.
Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday signed the bill, championed by state Sen. Gary Siplin, of Orlando, into law.
The bill bans students in Florida from wearing clothing that exposes their undergarments or indecently exposes body parts while at school.
Students will be warned the first time they're caught, and their parent or guardian will be notified.
On a second offense, the student will be withheld from extracurricular activities for five days.
A third violation would result in a three-day in-school suspension.
Florida is second only to Arkansas to place a ban on baggy pants.
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An Orange County family claims security guards chased their son to his death. The guards admitted it was because of the teen's clothes.
The family of Raheem Key is suing Valor Security and Simon properties because they claim the security guards chased their son into traffic where he was killed.
The crash happened in June near the Waterford Lakes Town Center in East Orange County.
The family is suing for $20 million, and the Florida Highway Patrol released audio recordings from when they interviewed the security guards about that chase.
"I ran over somebody! I ran over somebody! He ran out of nowhere," said the 911 caller to the operator.
The driver of an SUV had no time to stop when 15-year-old Raheem Key ran into Waterford Lakes Parkway. He was running from two security guards on a golf cart, who work for Valor Security and patrol the Waterford Lakes Town Center.
"I couldn't believe that he actually died because of a pair of pants," said Key's grandmother Carolyn Franks.
The Florida Highway Patrol interviewed both security guards and their supervisor. The guards said they were after Key because they warned him several times that he was in violation of the mall's dress code.
"What kind of dress code was is that he violated?" asked an FHP investigator.
"Basically, his pants were below or sagging where his underwear were showing and that's not allowed on property," answered a security guard.
"Do you know what your policy is on chasing?" the investigator asked.
"The policy on chasing for Valor is that we're not supposed to, unless it's some sort of life-threatening thing," the guard replied.
"There's not a security agency in the state of Florida that would authorize chasing a child under these circumstances," said Key's family member Tyrone King.
The family believes the teenager was scared and running home. He lived in nearby apartments.
Video at http://www.wftv.com/news/26918881/detail.htmlAn Orange County family claims security guards chased their son to his death. The... more
The Florida Senate wants public school students to pull up their pants. Lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that could mean suspensions for students with droopy britches.
It won't become law unless the House of Representatives passes a companion measure.
this is hilarious to me...The Florida Senate wants public school students to pull up their pants. Lawmakers... more
Baggy pants are ok. Try telling a circus clown his baggy pants are against the law. All that room is great for your parts, male or female. Tight pants are so uncomfortable. I think the young trendy crowds call it camel toe. It may be considered sexy by some, but thats why we have choices...Baggy pants are another choice in the land of the free! Choices are great. Chocolate, Strawberry, and Vanila are so Neapolitain...
If you were on a cruise ship and fell over board in the ocean your baggy pants could save your life. You slip out of them and tie each leg off at the end. Then blow air into the pant legs. This large pair of baggy pants has just become your lifejacket. It really works. You tie the waste shut with your sox, and the pant legs shut with the other sox that you tear in half. You wrap the pants around your neck and under your arms. The croch area becomes a headrest/headfloat, and the legs become side floats. When the air leaks out, you blow it back up. You can survive a long time with baggy pants!...
Baggy pants are not bad. I like baggy pants. Carpenters, plumbers, farmers and house painters have been wearing them for years. Even the NBA uniforms since the mid 1980's have consisted of baggy shorts! Some consider this switch a great improvement from the short short of the early years.....(which is another debate....)
However, pants worn below the butt crack are another story. If your underwear is hanging out, and your crack is exposed, you need to get some help with your wardrobe. People shouldn't have to see your crack unless they ask you to show it to them.
I remember as a college student I had a course in Abnormal Psychology. During the chapters dealing with pschopathology, the concept of Abnormality was critically defined inorder to fully understand the criteria used to define abnormal behavoir. The understanding of what is the norm, or what is away from the norm, along with statistical frequency of behavoir accepted as normal vs. abnormal in society's view creates standards. These standards then set the generally acceptable view of behaviors that collectively make up what is considered to be a normal or adjusted person. Everyone else falls into to the abnormal group....
Every society has subcultures, that within the larger society create their own normal or abnormal behaviors. In one society a certain displayed behavior is normal while in another it may be abnormal. In my society, wearing your butt crack exposed is considered abnormal, or maladaptive. However, these individuals with his/her pants low enough to show off his/her crack like seeing each others cracks. To them it is adaptive and normal behavior. Great...
This is why it is difficult in characterizing what behavior is normal and what is not. In brief, I remember the picture in the psychology book showing a man standing at the bus stop with his pants down low enough to show off his crack, The caption defined him as "deviant".
I never forgot that image. Today I encounter this display as fashion. I don't like seeing crack, but baggy pants are great. I want baggy pants to be left alone, just go after the person forcing me to view his/her butt crack. Truck drivers need more baggy pant for that matter....
One more thing, if you want to work at a fast food counter, I don't want to see your crack. Show it to your friends after work. You are not my friend. My friends don't show me their crack.....before, during, or after work.
Let us get this debate defined correctly, baggy pants are great. Wearing them is not a crime.
Policy makers need to go after the unwanted public displays of butt crack.
Baggy pants are ok. Try telling a circus clown his baggy pants are against the law.... more
Is sagging your pants a crime OR is it just something ol' whitey down at the city hall just doesn't get?
Send us your videos, clippings and thoughts on this fight between local city councils and the people who wear their pants large and lay them low... Is sagging your pants a crime OR is it just something ol' whitey down at the city... more
No, not the plastic bags, the loose fitting pants, in 8 states.
Racial profiling? Yet another interference to our civil rights (dressing how we please as a method of self-expression)?No, not the plastic bags, the loose fitting pants, in 8 states. Racial profiling?... more