Middle Schoolers’ ‘Boobies’ Bracelets Could Go to Supreme Court

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Easton, PA (WRIC) – A battle over breast cancer awareness bracelets could be headed to the US Supreme Court.

A Pennsylvania school board voted 7-1 Tuesday night to appeal a federal appeals court decision from August that rejected its claim that the “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets were lewd and should be banned from school.

The case dates back to 2010, when students Brianna Hawk and Kayla Martinez, then 12 and 13, were suspended for wearing and distributing the bracelets, produced by the nonprofit Keep A Breast organization, during the school's breast cancer awareness day.

The girls went to the ACLU, which agreed to take up their case. Lawyers for the girls said if the court decides to hear the case they plan to continue the fight.

 

Copyright 2013 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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