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Rockport High won't allow yoga pants, leggings

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ROCKPORT, Mass. (WHDH) - Some students at Rockport High School aren't pleased after school officials decided to enforce a ban yoga pants.

The school's dress code policy already bans yoga pants or leggings, but according to senior Aidan Wright, it wasn't enforced until recently.

Wright and about 20 other girls wore them to school on Friday as a form of protest, but come Monday, the dress code rules will take effect.

Officials talked to the girls on Friday and nobody got into trouble.

"It's a public school and people just felt that comfort was important to a lot of the girls and that they wanted to keep wearing them," Wright said.

The policy is in place because the pants are "not acceptable in the classroom environment," that they could be "distracting."

"I don't appreciate having to be resposible for a boy paying attention or even being told that it's my responsibility to not distract someone with my body. I don't like being objectified in that way," Wright said.

The superintendent said that the principal is forming a committee to review the dress code policy.
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