May 12, 2011 6:39 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert
CRAIG, Colo. (AP) - A civil liberties group is demanding a northwestern Colorado school district remove its ban on students wearing breast cancer awareness bracelets that have the word "boobies" on them.
The American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday it sent a letter to school administrators in Moffat County that said the ban violates students' right to free speech.
The bracelets say "I (heart) Boobies! Keep a Breast!" The ACLU says the district banned the bracelets because some administrators found the word "boobies" offensive.
Moffat County school administrators didn't immediately return a phone message seeking comment.
Last month, after the ACLU challenged a similar policy in Pennsylvania, a federal judge ruled the bracelets were not disruptive to the school environment and rescinded the ban until the matter could go to trial.
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