Source: Richard Ross
Be careful how you behave in school, or you might end up in a big house.
A lot of school districts have dress codes. And a lot of school districts will punish students who violate these dress codes. Most school districts do not consider dress code violations a criminal offense, though.
One community in Meridian, Mississippi took their school rules to an extreme and had students arrested for minimal infractions like talking back to teachers or wearing the wrong colored shoes.
The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the city of Meridian and Lauderdale County in 2012 when they realized that the district was creating a pipeline between the school and the big house. The Meridian Public School District was supposed to put an end to these disciplinary tactics by the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
We will see if they comply.