Williams High implements new school dress code

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BURLINGTON, N.C. -- No saggy pants, no short skirts, and no tight-fitting clothes are just a few of the rules listed in the new dress code policy at Walter Williams High School.

A group of football players at Williams aren't particularly happy about the new dress code that will implemented at the start of the school year.

"Part of it sucks because you can't wear hats," said Williams High student, Rahiem Robinson. “People do better when they express themselves."

Williams High Principal, Joe Ferrell said the new dress code is just a small part of a big plan to lower the dropout rate, increase students' attention span, and improve their academic performance.

"And obviously dress code can be quite distracting -- sagging pants, certain types of hats and head-gear, low-cut tops, short shorts and skirts can be distracting," said Ferrell.

From now on, shorts, skirts and dresses can be no higher than six inches above the knee.  No tight-fitting or see through tops, no tops exposing cleavage, no bedroom slippers, leggings, hats and no blankets used as coats.

If students break the rules, they wont go to class. Instead, they'll get suspended for the day.

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