My daughter is a sophmore with piercings and she is a straight A student.... In fact, she is a HIGH HONORS student. I don't think the schools should ban piercings, but there should be some limitations. I have to approve of the lip ring my daughter wears. If I don't approve, she doesn't wear it!!! She normally wears a small stud. Some of the EAR RINGS students are permitted to wear is more distracting then the small lip ring my daughter wears.