Supreme Court To Get Ariz. Teen Strip...

Supreme Court To Get Ariz. Teen Strip-search Case

There are 7 comments on the CBS News story from Apr 19, 2009, titled Supreme Court To Get Ariz. Teen Strip-search Case. In it, CBS News reports that:

Savana Redding was 13 years old when she was told to remove her clothes for a strip search by school officials looking for the equivalent of two Advils.

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Tricia

United States

#1 Apr 19, 2009
WOW! Poor kid. Why were the parents not called and notified that a strip search would take place? In our school system you have to notify a parent if the student is given detention before it can be served, but not a strip search? Why should the school be involved in preforming a strip search, isn't that a police matter? The school should have protected themselves, and the kid by involving the police. The kid could have been quarantined until a parent arrived and watched to make sure she didn't get rid of the "drugs". Then the police who are trained in this area could have preformed the search with the minors parent present. I, as a parent, would be outraged!!
TTIN

Bay City, MI

#2 Apr 19, 2009
Over ibuprofen.

This is getting ridiculous. Nobody uses that to get high. Schools need to revise their policies so at least they won't be doing strip searches over something like this.

“I see stupid people”

Since: Apr 09

Princeton, WV

#3 Apr 19, 2009
**I've already put this into two other posts, but since this is the one that people have decided to talk about**

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Just another example of the govt allowing themselves or institutions under their control to surpass the rights of the average american citizen.

I am not against schools enforcing their policies. Lord knows that Drugs are rampant in middle schools now days.

My question is as follows:

a) School is a legal requirement. If the children do no go then the parents will be fined and jailed. Children may even be removed from the home.

b) Since the law requires that ALL children attend a school and most cannot afford (nor do they have the time) to home school; AND the schools are maintained as state run institutions then schools should be held to the highest scrutiny where the law is concerned

c) Law enforcement officers, whether in private homes or public places must follow the letter of the law. The constitution guarantees the right of any person against unlawful search and seizure. Procedures are to be followed.

With that being said. How can the school system get by with something that would get anyone else thrown in jail? Taking a child and saying "I think you have drugs, so take off your clothes" is immoral and unethical. I for one get tired of the school system that is paid by me to teach my child overtake my rights as a parent. If you think my child is hiding drugs, then you call ME and make sure I am present. Cops can't question a Minor without the parents or Legal Counsel present... What gives the school the right to?

Since: Jan 09

Humble, TX

#4 Apr 19, 2009
let me tell you i would of loved for this to have been me because i would have a law suit as big as the state of texas on the the board of education this girl has suffered mental anguis this is a hell of a law suit

“This too shall pass”

Since: Dec 06

Small Town, USA

#5 Apr 20, 2009
Absolutely unacceptable.
No excuses. In any case, a child should be able to take pain relievers as needed. Schools should include a consent form along with all of the other paper work. I hate the idea of my child being at school suffering from a headache. When we were kids the nurses could provide such things.

Oh- and look at what is handled promptly. I'll bet a kid who challenges a classroom teacher directly is not handled that quickly, even though that affects a whole class.

Since: Feb 08

Alexandria, VA

#6 Apr 20, 2009
exiled wrote:
Absolutely unacceptable.
No excuses. In any case, a child should be able to take pain relievers as needed. Schools should include a consent form along with all of the other paper work. I hate the idea of my child being at school suffering from a headache. When we were kids the nurses could provide such things.
Oh- and look at what is handled promptly. I'll bet a kid who challenges a classroom teacher directly is not handled that quickly, even though that affects a whole class.
Schools do provide consent forms they are handed out every year but the catch is if your kid suffers from headaces or migrains like mine does you have to have a doctors note with the consent form that says your kid needs medication even if it is over the counter advil.
I have insurance it is not a problem for my family but I wonder about those familys who are struggling to just make it with no insurance. I think if this is the policy the school should provide a some type of free clinic to those that can not afford to go to a doctor and spend money just for that doctor to write out a note.
This needs to be done every year a new note by the doctor.
Even though my child takes perscription medication at home she only takes over the counter migrain meds at school so she can function I have had to go to school just to give my kid a pill.
I just bought her a special case to hold her meds in so she would could go into the bathroom stall and take them this note every year is a joke.. even the parents that volunteer in the nurses station have apologized to me when I have had to come in.
No student should be giving out percription meds to other students just in case, you never know if one will have a allergic reaction.
Another student gave my son a vicodin a hour before a wrestling meet he had injured his back.
I was shocked because it was the parent who had given their kid this drug, they then gave it to my son who really had no idea of what he was taking only that it help relieve the pain and he won his match.
My dilema was do I tell on the kid and the parent.
I chose not to because the parent was unaware their kid did this when brought to their attention I made sure to let them know that they could end up in jail if someones kid died as a result of them giving their kid the parents own meds. Not to mention it is illegal to give someone else your percription I think they got the point and the kid got in trouble with the parent.
School did not need to be involved in what I saw as something the parents could handle. My son got restriction and a lecture of a lifetime. These were two good kids who made a dumb mistake. Seems we have now become a nanny state where we can not even parent our kids.

I hope this young lady wins the case no kid should be striped searched at school. I hope she realized too she made a poor choice by giving a student a perscription medication.
john

Overland Park, KS

#7 Apr 20, 2009
This is sick. The state of AZ lets the feral mexicans run wild.

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