POTTSTOWN, Pa. — A Philadelphia area middle school’s ban on popular fur-lined boots isn’t about fashion, it’s about cellphones.
Pottstown Middle School parents were told about the ban Wednesday.
A spokeswoman told the Pottstown Mercury students are using the boots to hide cellphones and bring them into class. The school allows students to bring their phones to school but requires them to be kept in their locker during the day.
The ban targets the unlaced boots with fur or faux fur lining. It goes into effect Monday.
Principal Gail Cooper said students can still wear the boots to school, but must remove them before going to class.