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Vagina t-shirt controversy in Queens school

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A dress code drama unfolding at Newtown High School in Queens has some students wondering where the line between self-expression and school regulations really is.

A 15-year-old girl was back in class Wednesday after being sent home Tuesday by school officials for wearing a controversial t-shirt that read: "I enjoy vagina." The student said she has worn the shirt to school before and never had a problem.

But the Department of Education said the school's decision "is consistent with our Discipline Code and our Bill of Student Rights and Responsibilities. The language on the shirt was likely to cause disruption and the language is inappropriate for school."

The teen's mother said she stands by her daughter no matter what and isn't ruling out the possibility of a lawsuit in the future.

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