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Stop Strip-Searches of Children in North Carolina ACTION

Society & Culture  (tags: children, ethics, family, rights, education, protection )

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A ten-year-old student was ordered to strip down to his underwear and was searched by a female assistant principal because he was accused of stealing money that was later found in a lunchroom.

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Jason Green (235)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 10:35 am

Mary E (124)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 10:38 am
This is going just a bit too far as far as I am concerned. If a search was absolutely necessary Why not notify the child's parents? Then they could have preformed a private search. What would have happened if the child would have claimed molestation or fondling during the search...the AP would most likely be without a job - so by conducting a search not only did she upset the child and his parents, but put her own job on the line. Not a smart move....

Jim P (3257)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 10:58 am
Petition signed.

Strip searching of a child... The person who did the strip searching should be fired from her job immediately.

Ty, Nancy.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 12:20 pm

How are you liking this Orwellian world? Strip-search a ten year old and later find you are wrong. I wonder if the apology will mean much to this child will not be constantly singled out, and a target for bullies. He probably "looked" suspect, must be his fault.

"The search was administered because the young student was accused of stealing $20 from a classmate. Although Justin insisted he had only picked up the money and handed it back to the classmate who had dropped it, fingers were still pointed at him and the school administration apparently decided to take matters into their own hands."

A disgusting abuse of power!


Kit B (276)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 12:21 pm

Sorry - yes, I did sign the petition~

Danny M (83)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 12:54 pm
Signed. Thanks Nancy!

. (0)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 3:32 pm

Lisa N (206)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 3:53 pm
Signed, thanks!

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 3:59 pm

Sara W (8)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 4:10 pm

Raiin Blue (72)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 4:13 pm


Barb Knight (1688)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 4:17 pm
I saw this disgusting story both on my local news and World News with Diane Sawyer. The poor, sweet, boy was so humiliated as he recalled the details to the interviewer. I don't want ANY NEGATIVE happenings to TOUCH this special, young man so I choose to THINK POSITIVE about his future as in he will NOT BE BULLIED!! Thank you Nancy for posting.

Barb Knight (1688)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 4:20 pm
BTW I gladly signed!! TY Nancy!! xxx

Wednesday June 27, 2012, 7:04 pm
Signed, thanks

Carol H (229)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 7:27 pm
signed and noted

Fran F (118)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 9:27 pm
The assistant principal had the OBLIGATION to consider what else might have happened to the money rather than assuming the poor kid stole it! Signed and noted, thanks, Nancy.

Susanne R (235)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 9:35 pm
I hope Justin's mother is furious enough to pursue legal action against the assistant principal responsible for the humiliating injustice inflicted upon her son!

Signed and noted!

Terrie Williams (798)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 10:01 pm
Signed in private email earlier and shared on FB. Noted.

Helen Porter (39)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 11:32 pm
I'm seeing red!

Makes me dang mad!!!

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 1:02 am
Done! TY

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 1:47 am
Noted & Signed. Thanks Nancy.

Esther Z (94)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 9:59 am
Noted and signed. I guess children aren't given the benefit of Due Process under the law? Do you have to be an adult to be considered a "person"? Jeez....

JL A (281)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 10:14 am
what kind of education on ethics and legal rights are required for educators and school administrators in that state?

. (0)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 10:21 am
If this happened in NJ, of course the administrator would be fired, and there would be lawsuit short of re-naming the school after the child.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 11:07 am
I am truly stumped. A message I posted here yesterday is missing. All I said is that, in most cases, strip searching minors is quite inappropriate. The one notable exception that I suggested was if the student was suspected of carrying a weapon. It also seems to me that strip searches for any reason should always be conducted with one parent present.

. (0)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 11:26 am apology is not sufficient. Not only would I take legal action, I would be in jail for smacking this ass of an assistant principal.

Joe R (190)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 3:37 pm
Signed and noted.

Teresa Cowley (274)
Friday June 29, 2012, 5:08 am
I too hope the boy's mother seeks legal action--an "apology" simply isn't enough, because Justin's now been singled out, and this will follow him!
Why do some people feel that children have no rights at all? Or feelings?
This is utterly appalling!
Noted, signed and shared on fb.
Thanks Nancy

Brenda Towers (0)
Friday June 29, 2012, 11:00 am
N&S Shocking.

. (1)
Monday July 2, 2012, 7:33 am
Noted. Thank you Nancy.

Regina P (67)
Monday July 2, 2012, 6:19 pm

Lori Mabry (18)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 4:36 pm
This is awful.Let's hope this child receives appropriate counseling and the "teacher"appropriate punishment.This is all we need is more children abused in what is supposed to be a safe environment.My heart goes out to both him and his parents.
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