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Clinton third-grader strip-searched after being accused of stealing

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cakdep1

almost 2 years ago

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Source: WRAL NEWS.COM


June 19, 2012


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    darsavmo

    almost 2 years ago

    11344 Comments

    What if Jerry Sandusky was the teacher in question? Strip searching children is a serious matter and established procedures need to be in place if that is going to be authorized...

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    MarlyB

    almost 2 years ago

    4894 Comments

    Yes, assistant principals have the authority to search student's persons, lockers, backpacks, etc.for dope, knives, guns, stolen property or whatever other contraband/evidence may be secreted. That way, teachers and admin help protect students from other students in what is, according to law enforcement, our nation's most dangerous workplace. Sometimes they even take a bullet.

    However, given the robust lack of respect for teachers and school authorities promulgated by a media that also loves to publicly castigate police for sport, this administrator should have called for back up. She should have swept aside the needs of her entire student body that day and instantly called school police.

    She should have escalated the incident, filed a report on the child, had him formally interviewed in the presence of school police, then formally charged him with theft and ensured the incident was entered as a permanent part of the boy's school record.

    The parent then would be free to continue her duties to counsel her son on his behavior as part of an authorized district-sanctioned behavior plan that would include expulsion from school as a consequence of further incidents of stealing and/or lying.

    Thank you, cakdep1, for recognizing the teacher's role in our society as parents in the absence of parents. Especially when present parents equal absent parents due to total neglect of their role in the moral training of their children.

    Present company excepted, of course. lol

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    NCGirl2009

    almost 2 years ago

    2054 Comments

    Since when does an assistant principal have the legal authority, legal right, to do a strip search?????? The article stated she even put her fingers in the waist band of his underwear, where is the right to touch him??? I could see a search of emptying his pockets, checking his socks and shoes, but this is going way to far....

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    uncledennis1

    almost 2 years ago

    23138 Comments

    This will not turn out well.

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    cakdep1

    almost 2 years ago

    2932 Comments

    The hug after the fact by the teacher makes it all better with the lesson about truth telling!
    A lawyer some where is getting excited!

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    Jonas

    almost 2 years ago

    41226 Comments

    Does a "school administrator" have strip search authority? I thought that was restricted to sworn Law Enforcement personnel only.

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    IowaNinersFan

    almost 2 years ago

    15384 Comments

    I smell lawsuit.

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