Like many schools, Pottstown Middle School outside Philadelphia has a strict cell phone policy: students who bring cell phones to school must leave them in their lockers and keep them turned off until the school day ends.
But in a move that's sure to inspire other schools, principal Gail M. Cooper has made the unpopular decision to ban all open top boots, including the iconic Aussie Ugg Boots. The reason? School officials discovered that students use their open top boots to sneak mobile phones and other gadgets to class.
The reaction from parents is mixed; some say the move is wise since cell phones are a huge distraction, while others think it's futile and that kids will just find new places to hide their gadgets.