Zero tolerance?

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.

  • Joanna

    $T$%^$#^$ never.

  • GregS

    Hell is located at the intersection of education and the law.

  • Bob

    Unfortunately, given this country’s general hysteria about drugs and the Supreme Court’s penchant for issuing decisions that erode civil liberties, we’re going to get a 5-4 decision from SCOTUS that says the search was O.K and that the school administration doesn’t have to pay damages.

  • JSmith

    I think we should have a Zero Tolerance Policy against individuals who believe it is acceptable to strip search a minor. Particularly without first contacting the parent/guardian.

  • Lauren

    It is a sad state of affairs when a 13-year old honor student can be subjected to such an indignity on the third-hand word of another teenager. What adult in his/her right mind would take actions like this based on the word of a young teenager trying to get out of trouble?