We had an incident in one of our public schools that involved a 12 yr old that was accused of stealing from the locker room at school during a volley ball game. There was a female principal that allegedly strip searched the 12 yr old to the point of exposing the boy's genitals last October. The student stole several items one of them was an MP3 player and was found on this kid. The boy's guardians of course is bringing a lawsuit towards this school for "being out of line". The thing that gets me is the fact the student's guardians waited 8 months to do anything. The student's guardians are now claiming their son was targeted because he is Black. The principal swears she absolutely did not strip search this student, and the familys around this middle school is standing with the principal and nobody believes she did this.
I think the only time a school should consider a strip search is if they strongly believe that a student is in possession of a weapon like a gun or a bomb then there should be at the least 2 people in the room with the student who is being searched.
What are some of your thoughts and opinion on this??
Answer by SWasson at 5:27 PM on Jun. 29, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 5:27 PM on Jun. 29, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 5:35 PM on Jun. 29, 2011
Answer by attap5 at 5:50 PM on Jun. 29, 2011
Schools should not have the authority to strip search and I seriously doubt that this happened like the kid is claiming. I agree that if the problem is severe enough then law enforcement should be called in to do any searches of a person (not the same with a locker). Too much liability and too high of a chance of facing litigation down the road.
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:53 PM on Jun. 29, 2011
So even though the kid was caught and is guilty the school is still at fault?? That is exactly what is wrong with our society!!!!
Answer by skittles1108 at 5:55 PM on Jun. 29, 2011
Answer by matthewscandi at 6:05 PM on Jun. 29, 2011
Answer by matthewscandi at 6:07 PM on Jun. 29, 2011