‘Boobies’ Bracelet Pair To Attend Pa. School Dance

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal judges don’t often weigh in on middle-school dances.

But two Pennsylvania girls have U.S. District Judge Mary McLaughlin to thank for their invites to Friday’s Snow Ball dance.

Twelve-year-old Kayla Martinez and 13-year-old Brianna Hawk are fighting one-day suspensions for wearing “I (heart) boobies!” bracelets at Easton Area Middle School.

School officials deem the slogan inappropriate. The girls say the bracelets promote breast-cancer awareness.

They are suing the district on free-speech grounds, with help from the American Civil Liberties Union.

The suspensions include a one-month ban on school dances.

But at McLaughlin’s urging, the school agreed Thursday to hold off until a Dec. 16 court hearing.

The bracelet ban remains in effect.

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  • lois

    I’m a woman and my mother had breast cancer and I’m all for breast cancer awareness and prevention. However I think a bracelet stating “I loves Boobies” is a poor choice or words and in bad taste. I think the girls wearing the bracelet we just trying to draw attention to themselves. I guess if the bracelet had read “Support Breast Cancer Awareness” this would have been too boring and would not have gotten the girls any attention.

  • Bill

    Stupid, stupid school district. I suppose that cancer is less inappropriate!!!!!!!!!

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