Florida School Bans Breastfeeding Mom From Campus

Posted at 8:19 AM, Nov 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-07 06:26:01-05

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A 25-year-old Florida Panhandle woman was issued a trespass warning after a disagreement with an elementary school principal about the way she was breastfeeding her young daughter on campus.

The Northwest Florida Daily News ( ) reports Meagan Shoemaker was at Plew Elementary School in Niceville on Wednesday for her niece's weekly fitness event.

Principal Carolyn McAllister talked to Shoemaker after receiving a complaint from another parent, asking her to use discretion. Shoemaker says she was being discreet, putting a barrier between herself and the students.

McAllister says Shoemaker became "belligerent" when she stopped by the office a short time later. Shoemaker says she wasn't hostile.

The principal and a resource officer gave her the trespassing warning which bars her from entering school grounds for the rest of the school year.