From wearing ribbons to dying their hair bright pink, students have honored National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at their schools in both big and small ways. But Jeremy Alexander, a high school student from Moore, Okla., ran into trouble last week over his controversial demonstration of support.
KOKH reported that the Southmoore High School junior said he was suspended last Friday for refusing to change his T-shirt after principal Roy Smith deemed the shirt to be offensive to women. The shirt displayed the words "Twin Peaks" on the front and "save the scenic views" on the back.
Senior Deric Winters, the designer of the shirts, explained to Fox 35 that his intentions were only to sell T-shirts to raise money for breast cancer awareness. When the school chose not to sell the shirts, Winters partnered with local restaurant Twin Peaks.
"It's really kind of a double-standard," said Winters, in reference to the school having sold shirts with phrases such as "save second base" and "big or small, save them all" in the past. Watch above.
However, a recent statement from the principle contradicts Alexander's original report. Smith said the student was only sent home to change his shirt. No students were suspended.
Alexander isn't the only student whose support for the cause has created waves in their community. Last October, a Bel Air middle school student was told he couldn't wear a pink headband because it didn't comply with the school's policy.
Similarly, in February 2012, an Indiana eighth grader and his parents filed a lawsuit when the student was told he wasn't allowed to wear a breast cancer awareness bracelet, which contained a slang term for breasts.
Should Jeremy have been suspended? Was his T-shirt for a good cause or just inappropriate? Tell us in the comments below or tweet @HuffPostTeen.
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