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2009-06-25 19:29:57.857764+00 by ebradway 3 comments

According to Supreme Court, students in a school setting are protected by something less than the “probable cause” standard:

"The lesser standard for school searches could as readily be described as a moderate chance of finding evidence of wrongdoing,” the court said.

Hooray for the judges that they found the strip search of 13-year-old Savana Redding as a violation of her rights. But boo on them that they didn't hold the violators liable. Evidently, the law was vague on the subject, so the school administrators had not liability. WTF? The law was vague? It's the freakin' Fourth Amendment. Making a 13-year-old girl strip to her knickers is unreasonable unless you have damn good probably cause.

I wonder why they aren't going after these people for child-molestation!

[ related topics: Children and growing up Politics Civil Liberties ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-25 19:46:02.601994+00 by: m

It is beyond me that anyone could think that stripping down an adolescent female,and causing her to shake out her small clothes, would be justifiable in search of an ibuprofen tablet. It is another proof that the zero tolerance policies of schools is really a demonstration of zero intelligence on the part of the school administrators. I can only assume that such individuals had motives that went beyond finding an NSAIDS pill.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-25 19:57:18.557003+00 by: spc476 [edit history]

It's not child molestation if fully sanctioned government agents <del>molest</del> strip-search the child. No really, it's for the child's own good!

#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-25 20:37:23.035137+00 by: meuon

As even a sometimes parent, I can say if it were my 13 year old daughter... or a semblance thereof, there would be figurative heads on platter, if not heads asplatter.