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MCSO alleges BB woman exposed breasts at school

By Lisa Neff, Islander Reporter

Campanello

A Bradenton Beach woman was arrested Feb. 14 for allegedly exposing her breasts at Bayshore High School in Bradenton.

Laura Campanello, 43, faces a second-degree misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct, according to a report from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. If prosecuted and convicted, she could be sentenced to as much as 60 days in jail.

Campanello was arrested at about 11:20 p.m. Feb. 14 and later that day was released from the Manatee County jail after meeting a $220 bond. Her first court appearance is scheduled for March 17.

A report on the incident states that a deputy went to the school office to deal with a disturbance — a woman, Campanello, was yelling that another adult visiting the school “was showing too much breast.”

The deputy asked several adults to step inside a registrar’s office, but Campanello refused, according to the report.

“I said, you either step in the office or leave campus,” the deputy wrote.

So Campanello and two other women stepped inside, where Campanello reportedly complained again about the cleavage displayed by one of the other women.

The deputy told Campanello there was nothing that could be done about an adult woman showing cleavage.

“The defendant kept saying look at her. I said, ma’am, I cannot tell her what to wear as long is she is not exposing herself.”

“The defendant said, oh, then I can … just do this,” the deputy wrote, alleging that Campanello then pulled her blouse down to expose her breasts.

“At this point I advised her that she was under arrest,” the deputy wrote.

Mike Quinn of NewsManatee.com contributed to this report.

One Response to MCSO alleges BB woman exposed breasts at school

  1. DAVID LEIGHTON-KITCHENER says:

    Understanding that one’s Right to swing one’s Fist stops at the end of another’s Nose, it is understandable how one person might be “Offended” or made to feel uneasy by the showing of Cleavage that might be more than one might be comfortable with, but the Law seems to specify the exposure of Areola and Nipple to be where Pornography begins, and therefore, while the Officer’s Response and Statement were ambiguous and lacking sufficient Detail to avoid misunderstanding, the “Offended” Woman’s counteraction was beyond reason, even tho’ she might have made her point … (No Pun Intended)

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