PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Provo, Utah elementary school principal confiscated a 12-year-old boy’s “I (heart) boobies” bracelet for breast cancer awareness, deeming it too risque for the classroom.
The boy’s mother, Jena van Frankenhuijsen, says she understand there’s a snicker factor to wearing something that says “boobies” when you’re a 12-year-old boy. But she also says she supports her son wearing it and disagrees with the school that it confuses younger children.
Provo schools Associate Superintendent Greg Hudnall told The Salt Lake Tribune that the district doesn’t bar students from wearing items touting breast cancer messages. But he says the issue is what’s appropriate at the elementary school level.
Hudnall says the school’s principal plans to allow students to wear the bracelets in the future as long as they’re not disruptive.