KANSAS CITY, Mo. | A Kansas high school will end its restrictions on the popular “I (heart) boobies!” breast cancer charity bracelets and T-shirts after the American Civil Liberties Union complained about a student’s suspension.
An attorney for the district, Mark Edwards, notified the ACLU on Thursday that Junction City High School will take no further action against students wearing the wristbands, T-shirts or any other apparel that supports the Keep A Breast Foundation. The California-based nonprofit works to raise awareness among youth about breast cancer.
Edwards also said in an e-mail that senior Stephen Wall will not suffer any academic problems from his suspension. The ACLU said Wall received a two-day suspension and was ordered to perform community service for failing to remove a wristband bearing the slogan or flip it over.