Singer Nancy Sinatra may have had boots made for walking, but she never attended Pottstown Middle School, Reuters reports. Starting Monday the Philadelphia suburban district is banning the wearing of fuzzy open-top boots, including the popular Ugg brand, to middle school classes because students have been stashing cell phones in the loose footwear, according to district director of community relations John Armato.

“Cell phones are a problem for obvious reasons,” Armato said.

Superintendent Reed Lindley said the school principal asked for the boot ban “because of the classroom disruptions that are resulting from ringing cell phones.”

Students at the school can avoid going toe-to-toe with school officials by wearing boots that lace up and usually have a snugger fit…

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