Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bill Sponsored By Sen. Gary Siplin

3:05 PM, Jun 4, 2011   |    comments
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Students in Florida won't be spanked, but they will be punished if they don't pull up their pants.

Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday signed the bill, championed by state Sen. Gary Siplin, of Orlando, into law.

The bill bans students in Florida from wearing clothing that exposes their undergarments or indecently exposes body parts while at school.

Students will be warned the first time they're caught, and their parent or guardian will be notified.

On a second offense, the student will be withheld from extracurricular activities for five days.

A third violation would result in a three-day in-school suspension.

Florida is second only to Arkansas to place a ban on baggy pants.

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