T-Shirt, Arm Band Causing Weatherford Controversy
WEATHERFORD (CBSDFW.COM) – Christin Gasca is a cheerleader for Hall Middle School and for her mother, Jennifer, suffering from Stage III Breast Center. But she can’t show her support for her mother, not if it says, “I HEART BOOBIES.”
Her cheer coach made her remove the bracelet during Tuesday night’s game. “Those bracelets, they say the word boobies. But every single one of them is raising awareness for breast cancer,” Jennifer Gasca said.
The bracelet isn’t her only battle. There’s a t-shirt that says, “SAVE THE TA TA’S.”
Christin’s cousin made them. But when Christin wore one to school yesterday, two Assistant Principals asked a counselor to tell her to change it.
Jennifer Gasca said they described the t-shirts and wrist bands offensive and suggestive.
“It’s offensive to me that my child is not allowed to wear a bracelet. Suggestive? Suggestive could be anything. Suggestive of what?!” Jennifer Gasca wondered.
In an email, Weatherford ISD told CBS 11, the articles violate the dress code in the Student Code of Conduct.
“It’s got these kids interested in a very serious topic, a very serious subject. But yet, it’s almost turned around to be pornography from the school, that it’s an ugly thing,” Jennifer Gasca said.
Jennifer Gasca is 32 years old. She has three daughters and the breast cancer gene. She worries the t-shirts will disappear and breast cancer will remain.
“It is so important to me they never have to go through the battle I’m going through,” Jennifer Gasca said.
Jennifer Gasca has already already undergone a double mastectomy. Her battle resumes tomorrow when she begins another round of chemotherapy.