Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 1.20.12 PMTwo Tennessee high school students were thrown in jail for wearing sagging pants, which violates the school’s dress code.

According to the Huffington Post, the teens who attend Bolivar Central High School, which is about 70 miles east of Memphis, spent 48 hours in jail, after they were charged with indecent exposure in early November.

One of the students, Antonio Ammons, said he had never been arrested before and was placed in a cell with other inmates and he now faces $250 in fines and court fees.

According to Deputy Charles Woods, the Bolivar Central High School resource officer,  the students were reprimanded several times before the arrest.

Woods said that Ammons was suspended previously for “showing gang related/hate violence or intimidation,” and that he “walks around all day every day disrespecting the rules of the school, the principal, the teachers, other students and even the SRO”.

However, not everyone agreed with the decision to jail the students for their clothing choice.

“I think jail time might be a little too much, but at the same time there has been a lot of sagging pants,” parent Crystal Wing told WMC.

One parent told the news station that jail might have been too much.

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

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  • Too Good

    We all know what this is about. Laws like this are meant to derail the progress of a certain group. We see through the bs. There is no need to jail a young man and spend precious taxpayer dollars because of sagging pants. It’s despicable and repugnant. I can agree with a fine, but jail is excessive. If a young lady puts on yoga pants or daisy dukes, no body will bat an eye save the horny men and the gawking women, but let a young Af-Am man expose his underwear, goes to jail. I absolutely despise seeing young men with their pants sagging,make no mistake about that, but we know how this works. If a white cop sees a young white males pants sagging, he’ll probably give that young white guy a tongue lashing and let him go on his way, but the Af-Am dude will be patty wagoned. We see this same routine with marijuana, hell we see this same routine with many broken laws. From speeding tickets, to murder. Damn Shame!

    • Noirluv45

      Spot on comment! Laws: exemptions for Whites, jail/prison for Blacks.

  • Noirluv45

    I don’t care how offended people get at the sight of sagging drawers, but this is NOT a jail-worthy offense nor is it simply a “Black thing.” I can’t count how many times I’ve seen White men with the crack of their behind showing. I wonder if Tennessee is jailing them too? I know the answer to that question. We have become a police country. What happened to the “no room in jails” mantra. I guess they’ve built enough jails and such to house those with minor offensive. This is insanity!