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How To Violate Teenagers With Ibuprofen

by | 15th, July 2008

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What do you suppose will happen to you if you’re an adult who tells a thirteen-year-old girl to strip off her clothes? If found out, you’re looking at some serious jailtime, right?

Sure. Except if you’re a school official, and you think that the girl might be hiding drugs. Then you can violate her all you want.

The report:

A divided US appeals court has ruled an Arizona school violated the constitutional rights of a 13-year-old student by conducting a strip search for ibuprofen.

Suspecting that a student had violated a policy against prescription or over-the-counter drugs without permission, public school officials in Safford, Arizona, ordered a search of Savana Redding.

A school nurse had her remove her clothes, including her bra, and shake her underwear to see if Ms Redding was hiding anything.


This being the Ninth Circuit, and this being America, it would not surprise me at all if the Supreme Court were to grant certiorari and reverse this holding. While the Circuits might divide on a case as revoltingly silly as this one, if there is a general rule in American jurisprudence on the rights of children suspected of drug possession in school, it is that they have none.

After all, as the dissent points out:

Seemingly innocuous items can, in the hands of creative adolescents, present serious threats. Admittedly, ibuprofen is one of the mildest drugs children could choose to abuse. But that does not mean it is never harmful.

Indeed. Anecdotal data, as reported by millions of mothers around the world, suggests that children just like Savana Redding can drown in as little as a teaspoon full of water.

I was once searched for a Picnic chocolate bar after school cricket. It was found and I was given a good thrashing even Max Mosley would have appreciated…

Posted: 15th, July 2008 | In: Reviews Comment | TrackBack | Permalink