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Safe-sex shirts lead to suspension

US teens protest abstinence-only curriculum

Two eighth-graders in St Louis, Missouri were suspended for two days this week after they wore shirts that promoted safe-sex in protest of their school’s abstinence-only curriculum.

“We were supporting safe-sex, and we shouldn’t get suspended for something we believe in. It’s freedom of speech,” said Tori Shoemaker, 15, one of the suspended students.

Shoemaker and Cheyenne Bird, 14, decorated plain white shirts with packaged condoms and handwritten messages of “safe sex or no sex”.

that he considered the shirts inappropriate and that the packaged condoms would have caused a “disruption”.

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