Strip search review tests limits of school drug policy

Eighth-grader Savana Redding was scared and confused when an assistant principal searching for drugs ordered her out of math class, searched her backpack and then instructed an administrative aide and school nurse to conduct a strip search.

“I went into the nurse’s office and kept following what they asked me to do,” Savana, now 19, recalls of the incident six years ago that she says still leaves her shaken and humiliated. “I thought, ‘What could I be in trouble for?’ ”

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One comment on “Strip search review tests limits of school drug policy

  1. Cennydd says:

    I have a problem with school districts banning the possession of aspirin, and yes, ibuprofen, and here’s why: When both parents work out of town and can’t get to the school in a reasonable amount of time, why can’t the school nurse administer drugs for which a student has a prescription on file in the school office? I can understand why they don’t want the kids carrying them on their person, and I agree with that policy.