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Teen in Trouble Over Breast Cancer Bracelet

Posted Apr 01 2010 12:00am

A better bracelet?

A better bracelet for Frankie?

One Florida teenager had been wearing a breast cancer bracelet to school for months.  It read: I love boobies and Keep A Breast. School officials said it was a distraction, and so they asked 14-year-old Frankie Rodriguez to remove the bracelet . He did, officials took it, and it was later returned to him.

The kid was upset, claiming he was only supporting family members affected by breast cancer.

He wore it again.

Administrators told him if he continues, he’ll be suspended.

“They just took it as sexual, and it wasn’t anything like that at all,” says Frankie.

Not true, say the administrators, citing disrespect for teachers as the reason for disciplinary measures.

Will Frankie wear the bracelet again? Nope, he says. “I kind of just don’t want to get into trouble anymore.”


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