“I thought it was a joke, until I got Urkeled,” said a Westside Middle School student.
Boys who wear their pants down too low at the Westside Middle School in Memphis get “Urkelized” — or, when teachers or school staff use zip ties to pull up and tighten the waistline of boys’ pants.
“They can put your pants as high as your chest, and they can put as many as three or four [zip ties] on you,” the student told the website KSL.com. “Students know to strap up or get strapped up around here.”
Principal Bobby White of Westside Middle School says his approach is to talk to the young man first and try to convince him to hike up his pants. Then the school calls the child’s parents.
If that fails, zip ties are used to tighten the pant’s waistline. More.