Stu­dents take part in ‘bra­cott’ protest

Orlando Sentinel - - LOCAL & STATE -

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.

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