The School Crotch Inspector

Should children be subject to strip-searches at school? One school in Arizona school thinks so, and was backed up by a court of appeals, but this sort of "zero tolerance" makes zero sense.
Jacob-sullum

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Every once in a while ACLU gets it right. I hope that the parents sue both Wilson and Beeman for every cent they have. I would like to see sexual perverts such as they barred from any future contact with minors; however, the ultraliberal NEA is certain to protect them. I taught for a number of decades but never for slime such as Wilson and Beeman: I would have told them to shove the job where the sun never shines and published my resignation in the local newspaper.
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I'll bet she cleverly had them hidden in her anal tract. Why did they not search further?
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It appears that parents will have to instruct their children on how do deal with requests for unreasonable searches while at school. Or perhaps equip them with chasity belts before sending them off in the morning.
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since somebody put it in the form of a question...the answer is YES.

Today adolescents are well into the drug trade. Grade school children are planning to kill their teachers. They know about putting drugs in balloons and prophylactics and even swallowing them...If you think that an innocent "look" means that the student isn't involved, please...you are being naive. Your kids may be the squeaky clean that should never be questioned...but I can assure you after being the parent of five, and all never been really in trouble and now all grown and professionals...but I never underestimated their creativeness!!

If one is going to strip search anyone it should only be allowed by a doctor with the parents present. It is that simple.

But I sent my children to a private Christian school where (as indeed should be with CHILDREN) they had NO RIGHTS...they were children. They could search anything that had to do with the children...be it purses, lockers, pockets and yes, they would have been able to strip search. But because they also had common sense, they would not have done it without first calling me and asking me how I wished to proceed in something that serious.

Gee...I wasn't worried about where my children when to school because I knew they didn't have a drug, gun or weapons problem. Why did I pick THAT school...because they had the same RULES that I GREW up with in the Public School system that NEVER had such problems!!!

Children do not have rights and when we get back to that we may be able to teach THEM that first of all they LEARN right from wrong...and when they BECOME adults and understand the Constitution...they WILL HAVE ALL THE RIGHTS DUE THEM.
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If individual rights is justified as the application of ethics to the interaction of individuals in society, then no government has the right, even if the power, to prescribe or proscribe what an individual may put into his or her body.
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Thanks for yet another illumination on the Hitleresque atrocities inflicted on children by officials of what I call the government children's prison system. It's unfortunate that the courts aren't more in touch with the realities of the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the realities of human dignity.

The government children's prisons are child abuse.

I continually advise parents to find a way to keep their children far away from them.
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"Unauthorized relief from menstrual cramps"...LMAO!

I don't generally agree with the Atheist Communist and Leftist Union on anything, but in this case, I'll make an exception. We don't need proven havens for child-molesting sodomites with blanket search warrants to get your kids' clothes off.

There are nearly 500 incidents nationwide that we know about of public school faculty giving kids ...shall we say, "practice sessions" in sex education, while their fellow perverts lobby Congress and legislatures to look the other way.

Talk about a train wreck in the making!
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It's this stupid war on drugs. Drug consumption is a victimless crime. This drug war has caused behavioral atrocities and billions of dollars of gain to criminals. I say decriminalize the entire drug situation, and we will have no more of this insanity. The idea that people will strip search children, and without their parents' knowledge! is evil to its core. When will people come out of their trance and wake up!
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