In Tennessee, they take saggy pants serious as a pair of high school students getting arrested and jailed. The teens were charged with indecent exposure.
According to the reports from WMC Action News 5:
Two Bolivar Central High School students were jailed after wearing sagging pants in school.
“I just took it and went on. I didn’t know what else to do,” BCHS student Antonio Ammons said.
Ammons had to serve 48 hours behind bars in the Hardeman County Criminal Justice Complex after School Resource Officer Charles Woods charged him with indecent exposure for wearing sagging pants at the school.
Woods said in the report that the sagging happened more than once.
Ammons said he has never been in jail and was in a pod with other inmates.
In total four students were charged with indecent exposure but only two had to serve jail time. Interestingly, sagging pants are not indecent exposure under Tennessee law (or illegal like in Louisiana).
Did the School Resource Officer go too far?