U.S. Supreme Court rules strip search of student was illegal

06/25/2009 | Google

Arizona school officials overstepped their bounds by strip-searching a 13-year-old girl accused of carrying prescription-strength ibuprofen, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today. Administrators lacked evidence that a strip search was necessary, Justice David Souter wrote in the 8-1 majority opinion. School officials should not be held legally liable for the search, the justices said, but lower courts would have to determine whether the school district is.

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