Judge backs Indiana school's bracelet ban

Friday, August 23, 2013

A federal judge has sided with a Fort Wayne school district's ban on students wearing "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets.

The ACLU of Indiana filed a lawsuit last year for a then-sophomore girl at Fort Wayne's North Side High School after administrators took away her rubber bracelet designed to promote breast cancer awareness.

Judge Joseph VanBokkelen disagreed in Tuesday's ruling with arguments that high school students are mature enough to deal with the bracelet's sexual innuendo. The judge wrote evidence showed a low maturity level at the school.

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