Students at a Silverdale high school have been told by their principal to leave certain breast cancer bracelets at home, reports the Kitsap Sun
Principal Ryan Stevens of the Klahowya Secondary School has told students wearing the Keep-A-Breast Foundation's I (Heart) Boobies. Keep-A-Breast bracelets to leave them at home or wear them inside out.
According to the principal, the bracelets have lead to disruptions in class and some teachers, who are also breast cancer survivors, find the bracelets offensive, the news provider reports.
"It was a disturbance to the learning environment," he told the news source.
Sixteen-year-old Brittany Indvik was one of the students wearing the breast cancer bracelets and has voiced her frustration with the school's decision.
"It's a good cause and we're not allowed to stand up for it," she told the news outlet. "Teachers tell us to stand up for something and then we get shot down for it."
The Keep-A-Breast Foundation is a nonprofit based out of Southern California and is focused on educating younger people about breast cancer. The organization holds events and educational programs to teach young people about the importance of preventative measures and early detection, as well as treatment and support for those with the disease.