Popular Uggs footwear banned from school

Popular Uggs footwear banned from school

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by NBC News

WCNC.com

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Officials at Pennsylvania's Pottstown Middle School may have really stepped in it.

Parents and students alike are in an uproar about the school’s recent ban of “open top boots” because kids have been allegedly using the footwear to sneak contraband into class.

The boots in question are mostly Uggs according to Pottstown School District director of community relations John Armato.

Though the letter sent home to parents Wednesday notifying them of the mid-calf boot ban did not specify what kind of contraband the middle school mules have been smuggling in their Uggs, cell phones and personal devices are strictly forbidden in class.

“Students may continue to wear outdoor boots to and from school to protect them from cold, snow and ice but need to change into a pair of sneakers or shoes before entering homeroom. Students may also continue to wear lace up, tight at the ankle, boots, shoes and high top sneakers,” Principal Gail Cooper wrote in the letter home.

The ban goes into effect Monday.
 

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