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.