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Arizona Public School Strip Search Case Will Be Heard by the United States Supreme Court

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


In many school districts including the one in Tucson, Arizona, the school district or school board has a zero drug tolerance policy in the public school system. Crack, Meth, and, even aspirin are prohibited in the school system. There are many cases that have been reported where a child / student was suspended from school for having aspirin, Tylenol, or even vitamins in schools. There should be a distinction between Crack and Aspirin but the zero drug tolerance policy seems to lump all drugs and medications together.

The United States Supreme Court will soon review a case involving a 13 year old middle school student who was stripped search down to her underwear by school officials looking for Ibuprofen. The Federal Appeals Court determined that the search was traumatizing and inappropriate. The legality of the search and the powers of the school district are among the issues before the United State Supreme Court. This strip search has constitutional ramifications that are important to school districts, school officials, parents, and, last but not least, the students.

You can read more about this story at CNN – Arizona Strip Search Case in Public School to be Heard by United States Supreme Court.

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