Boy sues over cancer bracelet

February 7, 2012

An Indiana student is suing his school for the right to wear the popular "I (heart) boobies" bracelet at school. Sales of the rubber wristbands raise funds for breast cancer research, but a Monticello middle school told an eighth-grade boy that he must remove his bracelet, turn it inside out or face expulsion. The ACLU of Indiana said the bracelets are protected by the First Amendment and are designed specifically to get kids to talk about breast cancer. The ACLU filed the suit on the student’s behalf. A federal judge has already sided with the ACLU on a similar case in Pennsylvania.