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Strip-search ruling: Supreme Court says strip search of girl il...

There are 26 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 25, 2009, titled Strip-search ruling: Supreme Court says strip search of girl il.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The Supreme Court ruled today that a school's strip search of an Arizona teenage girl accused of having prescription-strength ibuprofen was illegal.

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AlphaMale

United States

#21 Jun 25, 2009
Mich wrote:
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School officials go overboard because they get sued if they miss something. They can't win either because as a society we are too litigious. People used to accept that sometimes awful things happen. But that was before every ambulance chaser was out there to convince you that you could blame ANYTHING on someone else.
My favorite is the law office that promises to get you money EVEN IF YOU WERE AT FAULT!****?!?!?
No question there are too many lawyers chasing too few legitimate legal disputes.

But a school district can still create solid, sound policies that protect everyone involved yet are tempered by some common sense.

We regularly read about a district that turns a simple incident into a major news item, all because it lacked the common sense to do otherwise.
JDH

United States

#22 Jun 25, 2009
Clarence Thomas is a truly loathsome person -- that's the reasoning.
Not Me

Charleston, WV

#23 Jun 25, 2009
Mrs Ben Linus wrote:
I wonder how much we don't know. Was this girl known to be in trouble before? I somehow doubt that they would take a model student with no previous disciplinary record to be strip searched.
Sounds like the girl and her mom were looking for a quick buck. I guarantee that if the girl did have the pills, took them and had a bad reaction, mom would sue the district for not doing enough to stop pills from being inside school hallways.
Schools just can't win for losin
The original article said she was an honor student with no history of misbehavior.
After this happened her grades dropped and I believe she left school for a time.
Well

United States

#24 Jun 25, 2009
Mrs Ben Linus wrote:
I wonder how much we don't know. Was this girl known to be in trouble before? I somehow doubt that they would take a model student with no previous disciplinary record to be strip searched.
Sounds like the girl and her mom were looking for a quick buck. I guarantee that if the girl did have the pills, took them and had a bad reaction, mom would sue the district for not doing enough to stop pills from being inside school hallways.
Schools just can't win for losin
Maybe the school in question should recognize that HEARSAY, especially from an 8th grader does NOT constitute any sort of probable cause to STRIP down a minor. If it had been my daughter, they would've been LUCKY to only have been sued! And btw, the SUPREME COURT disagrees with you.
Long View

West Columbia, SC

#25 Jul 6, 2009
DontGoInAlone wrote:
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Technically a pubic hair is any body hair not on your head. Underarms, chest, legs, arms and yes those unmentionable places. Grow up.
You grow up. "Pubic hair..." was Justice Thomas's terminology, not mine. But, I guess you weren't old enough to remember the hearings when they were broadcast live on TV, were you, sonny?
A Safford Local

Altus, OK

#26 Jul 15, 2009
The problem with this case is that the Safford City School Board decided to take the matter all the way to the Supreme Court. This fact alone should provide adequate cause for charges of malfeasance and improper conduct to be raised against these pedophilic enablers.

Once again, rather than admit what is so obvious to any rational observer, the local governmental representatives of Safford, Arizona made a conscious decision to wallow in shamefully self-delusional denial.

Hopefully, in the future this community may once again assert rational control over the misguided and wasteful local government, our failing local courts, and a now nationally infamous dysfunctional school system.

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