A high school student in Florida claims she was humiliated by teachers who asked her to cover her “protruding” nipples with Band-Aids because they were a “distraction” to boys in her class.
Lizzy Martinez, 17, first shared her disgust via Twitter last Tuesday, saying she was “pulled out of class” for wearing no bra under a long-sleeved tee-shirt. She criticised Branden River High School for “sexualising” her body.
"I decided not to wear a bra today and got pulled out of class bc one of my teachers complained that it was a 'distraction to boys in my class'.
"My school basically told me that boys’ education is far more important than mine and I should be ashamed of my body," she tweeted on April 3.
"Stop sexualising my body," she added later.
Speaking to Bradenton Herald on Thursday, the teen said she was told by the school dean, Violeta Velazquez, to cover up and was given an extra shirt.
"She told me that I needed to put a shirt on under my long-sleeve shirt to try to tighten my breasts — to constrict them," Martinez said.
"And then she asked me to move around."
This was not all, however, with Martinez saying she was then sent to the nurses' room where she was given two Band-Aids to cover her nipples. By this time she was in tears.