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this makes my blood boil

I cannot recall hearing a story on NPR that has every angered me as much as the one I heard this morning.

Supreme Court To Hear School Strip-Search Case

Redding says she was then asked to strip down to her underwear and stood there while the nurse and secretary inspected her clothes and shoes.

"Then, you know, I thought they were going to let me put my clothes back on, but instead they asked me to pull out my bra and shake it, and the crotch on my underwear, too," Redding says.

I cannot find any circumstance where this is acceptable behavior. When you hear more of the details surrounding the allegation is just gets worse.

A 13yr girl should never be subjected to this kind of treatment. To me this is almost akin to being molested by a teacher.

There's a special place in hell for an administrator who thinks this is acceptable behavior.


Apr. 22nd, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
God, that poor kid.

You do lose some of your due-process rights, just by walking onto a school campus, and that goes for staff and visitors as well as students. There's a sign in the driveway of my school that "any vehicle on school property is subject to search." So if I were thought to have something illegal, my car or belongings could be searched without a warrant.

But to strip-search the girl down to her skin? Given that all they had was hearsay, they should have waited for her mother to come to school or something, if they were really suspicious that she had something on her. Having just her mother and a nurse in the room would have made it far less traumatic, I'm guessing.