Students take part in ‘bracott’ protest
Students taking part in Monday’s “bracott” at Braden River High School were undeterred by the possible repercussions. Students protested by wearing bandages or a message on their shirts. Some girls left their bra at home, and others simply voiced their support. It was unclear how many students participated. The School District of Manatee County said in an email to parents that school officials would focus on “limiting disruptions” during the protest, which was sparked by the high school’s response to a dress code violation on April 2. Lizzy Martinez, 17, was wearing a gray longsleeve shirt when administrators said her nipples were causing a distraction. A dean told her to put on a second shirt and then to cover her nipples with bandages. Martinez organized the protest.