Posted By: Alfred K at 10:45 pm
The student, Savana Redding, had been suspected of bringing prescription-strength ibuprofen to the school, in Safford, Ariz.
Justice David H. Souter, writing for the majority, said a search of Ms. Reddingâ€™s backpack and outer garments did not offend the Fourth Amendmentâ€™s ban on unreasonable searches. But the pills in question, each no stronger than two Advils, did not justify an â€œembarrassing, frightening and humiliating search,â€ Justice Souter wrote.
School officials ordered Ms. Redding, whom another girl had accused of giving her drugs, to strip to her bra and underpants and to pull them away from her body, exposing her breasts and pelvic area. No drugs were found.
Saddened by the decision, one student at the school remarked, “Now I just wish they would make homework unconstitutional”. Â Right on, bro.
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