The T-shirts read, "Abortion is homicide." The students wore the shirts on April 21 to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in the U.S.
"We were told we could take the shirts off, turn them inside out or face a two-day suspension," says senior Kristen Norman. The students say they felt so strongly, they were willing to face the consequences until the school district began adding on more punishments.
"We were told we would not be able to go to our senior prom, would not be able to participate in senior skip days, go to a senior picnic or walk at graduation," Norman says.