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Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet Fight Heading To Supreme Court

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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2013 file photo, Easton Area School District students Brianna Hawk, 15, left, and Kayla Martinez, 14, display their bracelets for photographers outside the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia. A federal appeals court ruled Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 that a Pennsylvania school district cannot ban "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets, rejecting the district's claim that the slogan designed to promote breast cancer awareness among young people is lewd. The ruling is a victory for Hawk and M | AP

EASTON, Pa. -- EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district says it will take its fight against "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Easton Area School District board voted 7-1 Tuesday night to appeal a decision rejecting its claim the bracelets are lewd and should be banned from school.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also determined the district didn't prove the bracelets are disruptive when it upheld a lower court's decision in August.

The bracelets are designed to promote breast cancer awareness among young people. Two girls challenged the school's ban in 2010.

Superintendent John Reinhart tells The Express-Times of Easton the ruling compromised administrators' ability to determine what is and is not appropriate in school.

Dissenting board member Frank Pintabone says the district should let the matter go.

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