Gotta scratch my head over the new ban on boots declared by Pottstown Middle School. Administrators have forbidden the wearing, in school, of loose-topped boots (like Uggs) because kids are storing their cell phones inside them (kids aren't allowed to use their cell phones during the school day).
Every school has a problem with this, so Pottstown's frustrations aren't uncommon. But why, pray tell, the ban on loose-topped boots? Cell phones can be smuggled in pockets, snug underwear and bras (which can carry a significant health risk, but that's a separate issue). Will those items be banned, too?
This is just silly.