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Court rules strip-search of 13-year old for ibuprofen unconstitutional

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posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 06:42 PM
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Court rules strip-search of 13-year old for ibuprofen unconstitutional


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After escorting Redding to his office, Wilson presented Redding with the ibuprofen pills and informed her of her classmate's accusations. Redding said she had never seen the pills before and agreed to a search of her possessions, wanting to prove she had nothing to hide. Joined by a female school administrative assistant, Wilson searched Redding's backpack and found nothing. Instructed by Wilson, the administrative assistant then took Redding to the school nurse's office in order to perform a strip search.

In the school nurse's office, Redding was ordered to strip to her underwear. She was then commanded to pull her bra out and to the side, exposing her breasts, and to pull her underwear out at the crotch, exposing her pelvic area. The strip search failed to uncover any ibuprofen pills.

"The strip search was the most humiliating experience I have ever had," said Redding in a sworn affidavit following the incident. "I held my head down so that they could not see that I was about to cry."


"Common sense informs us that directing a 13-year-old girl to remove her clothes, partially revealing her breasts and pelvic area, for allegedly possessing ibuprofen, an infraction that poses an imminent danger to no one, and which could have been handled by keeping her in the principal's office until a parent arrived or simply sending her home, was excessively intrusive," Wardlaw wrote, joined by Judges Harry Pregerson, Raymond C. Fisher, Richard A. Paez, Milan D. Smith Jr. and N. Randy Smith.

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posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 06:42 PM
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Well if she had nothing to hide she should not be upset!!

She could have been a budding Narco terrorist with plans to destroy the school.

Really it's hard for me to believe the court believes we are entitled to any rights. I guess President Bush must have OK'd this one.

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posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 06:59 PM
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Wow what a terrible thing our schools have become. Strip searching a girl for Ibuprofen? Is it against the law to relieve a headache in school?

I hope everyone involved gets fired.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 07:04 PM
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Originally posted by Leo Strauss

Well if she had nothing to hide she should not be upset!!


Right there is the line that will see all of out social liberties gradually taken away until we are all living in a police state. I have nothing to hide, but I damn well hate that the government has means to track me around the city via the thousands and thousands of CCTV cameras scattered throughout.
Besides, wheter she had something to hide or not is beside the question. She was forced to strip almost naked in front of strangers; that's more than enough to get any 13 year old girl to cry.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 07:05 PM
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Originally posted by drwizardphd
Wow what a terrible thing our schools have become. Strip searching a girl for Ibuprofen? Is it against the law to relieve a headache in school?

I hope everyone involved gets fired.


I am by no means condoning what staff at this school did, but yes it is against rules to do so. Me being fresh out of school, I remember staff telling us we were not entitled to have medication on us. If you want to bring medication you need to give/check it in at the nurses office. Yes, Ibuprofen also.


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posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 07:07 PM
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I say hang the pedophiles! Give the girl a few million dollars, and lets go about our day.


ps: No administrator should be able to strip search somebody, they are not the police, IF I was her father, there would be hell to pay, absolute hell.

[edit on 12-7-2008 by Lysergic]



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 07:08 PM
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I hope so!

Tis a witch hunt these days. Leave the people alone!



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 07:11 PM
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The guy who told her to do this is probably a closet perv and saw an oppurtunity. I hope they get canned and banned from working in schools again.

We were not allowed to have Asprin in school but half the teachers didn't care if we did or not. In fact one of my teachers asked me if I was ok once and I told her I had a really bad headache... she fished out some asprin from her purse and asked me if I wanted one.

At least the girl didn't have illegal drugs on her. All I know is if I was that girl I would have said no. I'm not stripping, and if you want to make a big deal out of it call the cops/my parents and have them deal with the ibrofren I have on me. Jeez...



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 07:13 PM
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Honestly, in the same position, I think my dad would've had to show up and hand out a few ass beatings.


But a lot parents these days are docile and lazy, probably from all the happy pills we are forced into thinking we need.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 07:13 PM
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There is no way I would ever send my kids to public school at this point. I don't even have any kids, but holy crap.

I consider this to be a case of sexual assault, and these faculty members should spend the rest of their lives in jail.

I would have probably gone to their houses, rang the doorbell, and brutally murdered them in a fury of insane primitive destruction. Most likely with either no weapon, or maybe a hammer, rock, 2x4, razor blade, or other insignificant object.

God help who ever decides to treat my kids this way.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 08:24 PM
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Originally posted by Lysergic
I say hang the pedophiles! Give the girl a few million dollars, and lets go about our day.

I think you've hit the nail on the head with that one. Sounds like the vice principal found an excuse to have himself a look.


"The strip search was the most humiliating experience I have ever had," said Redding in a sworn affidavit following the incident. "I held my head down so that they could not see that I was about to cry."


Was there really a need for "them" to be there instead of just one "her"?


Originally posted by MacSen191
The guy who told her to do this is probably a closet perv and saw an oppurtunity. I hope they get canned and banned from working in schools again.


I think you're dead right. Unfortunately, people like this tend to have friends in very high places, and will most likely get off on some trivial technicality.


Originally posted by downtown436
I consider this to be a case of sexual assault, and these faculty members should spend the rest of their lives in jail.


Well, if it was done without the legal right to do so as it seems ("The ruling said that Assistant Principal Wilson was liable for monetary damages ") and they did not have the girl's consent, I'd say it's sexual assault too.

[edit on 12/7/08 by NuclearPaul]



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 08:40 PM
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You all fail at reading comprehension. Before you start your tirades, try reading the story first!

The vice principal called on his FEMALE administrative assistant to help him. He then instructed this FEMALE assistant to escort the child to the nurse's office, who is a FEMALE.

So now we have 3 FEMALES in a room. The girl is embarrassed by the presence of two other FEMALES (the they referenced too in the other post).

Mind blowing, huh . . .



City police often will not have anything to do with school business, if the school has its own police. If the school does not have a female officer, the highest ranking female in the school and the nurse will perform the search. This happens everywhere, and is consented to by all the papers that are signed in registering for school.

She took an illegal (and possibly dangerous to herself or someone else) substance to school. The strip search may have been a bit over the top, but not unusual or unconstitutional.

The problem is . . . if she would have had pills, given some to a friend, and the friend died, you same people would be all up in arms about why the school did not do all it could to take the medicine away.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 08:46 PM
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Originally posted by xxpigxx
The strip search may have been a bit over the top, but not unusual or unconstitutional.

You appear to have no idea about what a school can and can't do.

The strip search was highly illegal. This girl should be paid multiple millions of dollars.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 10:04 PM
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You seem to fail at reading comprehension as well.

The parents of the student signed a form at registration saying that it was okay for the school to do if it was necessary.

I worked for a school district for five years.

Please show to me how the strip search was highly illegal and unconstitutional.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 10:23 PM
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No way in HELL is it legal and constitutional to undress a YOUNG teen girl?!?!?

No way in the world is my little one going to go to public school, if I have to sign a paper that says that any employee may undress her.

No way. There are HUGER problems in America than I thought, if these sickos are seriously allowed to undress little children.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 10:24 PM
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Outrageous! That poor girl was humiliated in a way that will scar her the rest of her life. I wouldn't be surprised if she has issues with authority figures from here on out.

It doesn't matter that there were only adult women in the room when the search occurred. This child's parents should have been notified before the strip search even commenced.

It is simply unacceptable!



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 10:47 PM
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Originally posted by xxpigxx

Please show to me how the strip search was highly illegal and unconstitutional.



The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that schools may not strip-search students for drugs based on an unverified tip, overturning two previous rulings.


rawstory.com...



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 10:50 PM
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Just the other night I was immediately pulled over after exiting the drive thru at Burger King. For no reason! A Sheriff pulled me over, 3 other cop cars came and blocked me at all angles. The Sheriff came up to me and told me to get out the car, and had his hand on his gun, there was 3 cameras with lights flashing in my eyes. As I opened the door to step out, the sheriff jerked me out pulling me over to the other 3 cops standing outside my door. 2 other cops came and the sheriff searched my entire vehicle, found nothing, told me to go home. I asked the other officers what's going on? One replied and said "I don't know anything." I was searched down to my underwear. I live in america.

Police brutality!!!!!!!!

[edit on 12-7-2008 by Ferengi]



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 10:53 PM
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Lawl. The Teachers at all my schools that I went to all want to take away my medication and even threatened suspension when I told the to go f themselves. I have Asthma so i need my "rescue" puffer on my AT ALL TIMES. Not locked away in some nurses cabinet only available when the nurse is there 2 out of 5 days of the week. Give me a break. Lets just say they dropped the issue after a letter from my Doctor. I really hate ignorant people.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 11:12 PM
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ibuprofin is a dangerous and lethal drug in the same way that elmers glue, round plastic scissors, asbestos in the walls, all are. they are there and have actually killed people but is strip searching our students an answer to anything? in my day, they called parents and sent you home. then again, if anyone had asked me to strip, i was a little jerk and didnt deal well with teachers doing things that just didnt seem right. maybe thats whats wrong. you want us to accept ibuprofin as illegal and deadly when, with whatever varrying degree, that may hold water, the focus should remain on a grammar school in the US strip searching a student for having a LEGAL OTC item. Oh that's right, because she admitted to having them and gave them up so maybe she was hiding somethng bigger. come on. strip search my kid over headache pills and i get to kill everyone that brings in a peanut butter sandwich that could easily kill me child. fair?



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