School district bans ‘Boobies’ bracelets

November 12, 2010

The Shelbyville Central Schools district has banned students from wearing the popular "I [Heart] Boobies" bracelets, which promote breast cancer awareness. Superintendent David Adams said the bracelets and related items are “a clever advertising campaign by those fund raising for breast cancer awareness. However, these shirts and wrist bands are not appropriate for school.” The rubber wrist bands are designed by Keep A Breast Foundation which maintains the bracelets should be used as a teaching mechanism to educate students. The bracelets have caused controversy in other school districts across the country.