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Students get 'Urkeled' for wearing baggy pants

December 7, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A Memphis middle school principal puts a pop culture twist to his "No Baggy Pants" policy. Students at Westside Middle School who don't conform to the dress code are being forced to dress up in the style of a well-known TV nerd, Steve Urkel from "Family Matters." The principal said students who let their pants sag will run the risk of being "Urkeled."

There was even a bulletin that displayed all the "Urkels" at the school.

"Everybody who possibly needed to be Urkeled, they were Urkeled, " said the principal.

"I thought it was a joke - until I got Urkeled. All the girls will laugh and they'll tell you how ridiculous you look," according to one student.

The school's principal said the new dress code policy had drastically cut down the number of students who wear baggy pants to school.


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