UK school bans bracelets paying tribute to student who died of cancer
Students at a UK school are outraged after being told they can't wear wristbands that pay tribute to their classmate who died of cancer.Yes, the wristbands are not part of the school uniform. If they were friendship bracelets, or any number of inspirational or themed bracelets, something along those lines I would understand the ban. This is a group of kids honoring one of their friends taken from them at too young an age through no fault of their own. They're still mourning his loss, and some pea-brained administrator is pointing to a rigid rulebook and waving the banhammer.
Friends of Jordan Cobby, 14, reportedly created the bracelets to raise money for charity after Cobby lost his battle with eye cancer in March last year.
My lord, how on earth do people function in the real world, what with all those shades of grey?
That is all.
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