Florida School Gave Kids Prizes with Racy Surprise

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Monday, October 24, 2011

School administrators hoping to reward students for their A-plus fundraising efforts at a Florida elementary school unwittingly gave them gifts with what officials said were inappropriate images.

School officials at Jay Elementary School on Wednesday were trying to collect more than 100 bracelets distributed to students involved in a fundraising drive after pictures of women in scanty bikinis were found hidden beneath some of the bracelets’ cloth coverings.

Known as slap bracelets, the accessories were handed out to about 160 students.

One curious child removed the cloth cover to expose the springy, recycled metal measuring tape used to give the bracelet its grip.

Along with inches and centimeter marks, the tape included pictures of provocatively clothed women, Santa Rosa County School District spokesman Bill Emerson said.

“It was one of those calls you get from parents where you say, ‘Really?’  ” Emerson said. “Then it turns out to be true.”

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