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DEVELOPING: Students Suspended For Cancer Bracelet

SPOKANE, Wash. - Two more students at Riverside High School have been suspended for wearing bracelets that support a cure for breast cancer. School administration says It's not the message but the terminology that is the problem. The bracelets are part of the "I heart boobies" campaign that has been supported by people across the country including celebrities.

The problems began last week when some students and staff were offended by the language used. The school asked the students to remove the bracelets and 9 refused. They were all suspended for defiance according to Principal John McCoy. Today very few showed up with the bracelets and the administration decided to ask them to turn the bracelets inside out, as they would do with an offensive t-shirt. Most students complied, two did not and they were suspended for defiance.

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