a free speech battle that could go all the way to the supreme court. At issue, the braces worn by these young girls to promote breast cancer awareness. The school says the language is not appropriate.... See More
a free speech battle that could go all the way to the supreme court. At issue, the braces worn by these young girls to promote breast cancer awareness. The school says the language is not appropriate. And the girls are fighting back. Linzie janis has the story. Reporter: High school students briana and kayla are in a battle with their former middle school over these bracelets. They say, I heart boobies, and are designed to raise awareness about breast cancer. But the easton, pennsylvania, school board says they're sexual and disruptive. And overnight, voted to appeal a federal court's decision upholding the students' right to wear them. Meaning the case could go all the way to the supreme court. This morning, the girls say bring it on. I'm very dedicated in fighting this because it's what I believe in. And I do believe that it's my freedom of speech. Reporter: In a statement to abc news, the school district's attorney says it's simply trying to enforce the dress code, which prohibits attire or accessories that prohibits a double entend entendre. The boys had taken the bracelets as an invitation to make further unwanted inquiries about the breasts of the girls with the bracelets. We asked the girls if they had been harassed. Usually, I ignore it. Just because a couple of boys don't know how to act maturely, the whole school shouldn't be punished. Reporter: The teens have the aclu in their corner. This is a first amendment freedom of speech issue. The bracelet is meant to target teens and the language that teens use now. It's meant for us to find our own way in supporting breast cancer. Reporter: This battle over words started three years ago when the girls were attending the middle school and were suspended for wearing the bracelets. They say teenagers are just more comfortable with the word boobies and makes it easier for them to talk about breast cancer. Not sure how you feel about that one. They're trying to do something. They want to bring awareness. Going to get more on the severe storms.
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