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School gives belts to sagging pupils

Dec. 12, 2011 at 1:37 PM

ROCK HILL, S.C., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Administrators at a South Carolina high school said students caught with saggy pants will now receive loaner belts instead of written referrals.

William Cureton, an administrative assistant and assistant football coach for Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, said he came up with the idea for the loaner belts after talking to colleagues who were similarly frustrated by students whose pants sag beneath their underwear, the Rock Hill Herald reported Monday.

"We see kids with their britches hanging down all the time," Cureton said. "We want to change the culture."

Cureton said school administrators have come up with a slogan for the policy, "Pull 'em up, and buckle 'em up."

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