When it is OK to strip search a 13 year old girl?
In school? When she’s suspected of having prescription strength ibuprofen?
The issue — what are the limits of a school official’s power and what are the rights of students — goes to the U.S. Supreme Court next week. The case involves eighth-grader Savana Redding of Arizona. It may give more guidance to schools who enact “zero tolerance” policies on drugs.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.