Saturday, August 22, 2009

Surprise - Strip Search of a 13 Year Old Girl Unconstitutional

The rule of zero tolerance continues to lead to cases of zero common among some school administrators. It seems beyond imagination, but it took a recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court to hold that a strip search of a 13 year old girl at an Arizona school, who was suspected of hiding extra-strength ibuprofen, was unconstitutional. Keeping kids safe is a top priority. However, safety includes protection against constitutional violations. Back to School Rule 1: Zero Tolerance must be tempered with Common Sense.

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