jmi2 commented on the blog post Ten-year-old NC school boy strip-searched for $20 that he didn’t steal
it does sound from what i’ve read that both district policy and North Carolina state law does allow this.
I AM NOT SAYING THIS IS RIGHT!!! far from it.
as a former school administrator i would never be permitted to do this by our laws & policies nor would i even think of something like this; our policy was limited to search of lockers & book bags and asking kids to empty their pockets & we had to have very good cause to even do those things, like the parent in the interview said, ‘drugs or weapons’.
the apology and the hug are NOT going to make up for the trauma this young man went through. i agree that the parent needs to hire an attorney and other parents need to mobilize immediately. outrageous is the only word to describe this violation.
with all the things in the news in which North Carolina has been involved for the last few months, it doesn’t sound like a safe place for anyone to live.