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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dressed for Detention

(Fox News) - A school in Gonzales, Texas, will punish students who break the dress code by forcing them to wear a prison-like jumpsuit. A local television station reports that the policy takes effect in the upcoming school year.

Gonzales High School's dress code prohibits gang symbols. It says shorts and skirts must be knee-length. All shirts must have a collar and sleeves. Oversized clothing is prohibited. So are hats and sunglasses.

Officials say it is a way to keep the district's conservative values intact. But some students seem undeterred and say the plan may backfire. One said, "I talked to some of my friends about it and they said they are not going to obey the dress code just so they can wear the jumpsuit."


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