Florida Elementary Students Accidentally Given Pornographic Slap Bracelets

For hundreds of students at Jay Elementary, this week's fundraiser will go down in history as simply the greatest ever. In exchange for raising money for the Panhandle school, students received some cheap-o slap bracelets -- which, when torn apart, revealed pictures of nude women in pornographic poses.

School officials are trying to get them back, but students are surprisingly disinterested. "Curiosity is bound to get the better of some of them," school spokesman Bill Emerson tells Reuters.

Outraged parents began calling the school Tuesday when word spread quickly and students were tearing the covers off their slap bracelets faster than they could sprint out of third-period algebra.

"It was one of those calls you get from parents where you say, 'Really?'" Emerson tells Reuters. "But then it turns out to be true."

No one is quite sure how nudie pics ended up printed inside slap bracelets. The novelty gifts came from a Nashville company that bought them from a Chinese manufacturer.

Once the colorful skin was peeled off the bracelets, students found the pictures imprinted on the repurposed measuring tape inside.

"I would call the images terribly tasteless, but not X-rated," the school's principal, Danny Carnley, says in the Santa Rosa Press Gazette.

(Another local news site, NorthEscambia.com, has pics of the offending bracelets here.)

The snafu likely has increased interest in Jay fundraisers at least a hundredfold, but Carnley says he will "probably not" order slap bracelets as a prize again.

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