Florida Students Passed Out Condoms, Are Now Banned From Homecoming
Two students at Mulberry High School were banned from participating in any activities for their homecoming week.
The heinous crime the students perpetrated? They passed out condoms to their fellow students.
The condom handout was part of a campaign Dalton Wiggs and Montana Fulkerson put together for homecoming court with a clever "wrap up the vote" slogan.
But the Polk County School District thought the idea of high school kids having hormones and being sexually active and being responsible about such activity was so offensive, both teens have now had their homecoming dreams shattered.
"I've been waiting my whole high school career just to run for homecoming king," Dalton said.
But now those hopes and dreams are gone, the day before the big announcement, all because of their campaign.
"We thought it would be funny to get condoms and write wrap up your vote because it yelled to the student body," Montana said.
School officials are not allowing Wiggs and Fulkerson to be a part of any of the activities, and have disqualified them from running for homecoming king and queen.
A statement released by Mulberry High officials called the teens' campaign "inappropriate activity," and threw out the requisite pasty old people declaration that homecomings are a "privilege."
Fulkerson, hoping that school officials change their mind, has picked out her homecoming dress anyway.
But we wouldn't hold our breath if we were her.
For her part, she says she believes in abstinence, and that the condoms hand-out was all about spreading a positive message to her fellow students while having some fun with the campaign.
The message, of course, is safe sex.
But, apparently, this is inappropriate, because teens don't have sex. Pfffft. So why even bother reminding them that they should be responsible about it? Go back to your bobby socks and lemonade stands, you silly teenagers!
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss New Times Broward-Palm Beach's biggest stories.
- Proposed Law Will "Bring an End to Greyhound Racing in Florida" and Kill Jobs, Racing...
Sat., Feb. 13, 4:00pm
Sat., Feb. 13, 6:00pm
Sat., Feb. 13, 7:00pm
Mon., Feb. 15, 7:30pm
- Needle Exchange Program for Heroin Users Could Start if Law Passes
- Fort Lauderdale Will Be "More Vanilla" as Makers Square Closes Due to City Codes