Student jailed for sagging pants

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HARDEMAN COUNTY, TN (CNN) Some people don’t like the look of baggy, saggy pants that so many young men wear these days.

But you might be surprised that a Tennessee high school student went to jail for two days for wearing them.

Antonio Ammons had to serve 48 hours behind bars in the Hardeman County Jail after School Resource officer Charles Woods charged him with indecent exposure for wearing sagging pants at the school. Woods said in the report that sagging happened more than once.

Ammons said he has never been in jail and was in a pod with other inmates.

The interviewer said the student showed them what his pants looked like at school and they say you can see part of the waistband of his underwear and his gym shorts.

A parent says, “I think jail time might be a little too much, but at the same time there has been a lot of sagging pants.”

Four students from this high school have been charged with indecent exposure, but only two had to serve jail time.

It’s not clear why the student were charged with indecent exposure. Attorney Leslie Ballin said that under Tennessee Law, sagging pants do not constitute indecent exposure.

Now Antonio Ammons, who lives with his great-grandmother, has to figure out how he will pay more than $250 in court costs and fines.

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