Hampton students encourage others to pull up pants

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by Shannon Sims, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on March 16, 2010 at 5:17 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 16 at 9:15 PM

HAMPTON - Rasheed Parker admits he wears his jeans a little baggy.

"I like to have my jeans below my waist, but you will never see my underwear," he says.

Parker is one of a dozen seniors at Kecoughtan High School picking up the fight to pulling up your pants.

Rachael Haley says most girls find the fashion statement a turn-off.

"At this stage, they are setting themselves up for their future going into college or the work place and they need to understand that how the world perceives them is how serious the world is going to take them," she adds.

The  fashion trend originated in prison and over the years has become very popular with teens.

The anti-sag campaign is getting a lot of attention. State Delegate Algie Howell (D-Norfolk/90th District) dropped by the Hampton school to show his support.  Five years ago, he tried to pass a law banning Virginians from wearing their pants too low.

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