SAFFORD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Supreme Court Rules Strip Search of Girl Illegal (LATIMES.COM –  Associated Press 8:12 AM PDT, June 25, 2009):   “The Supreme Court ruled today that a school’s strip search of an Arizona teenage girl accused of having prescription-strength ibuprofen was illegal.  In an 8-1 ruling, the justices said school officials violated the law with their search of Savana Redding in the rural eastern Arizona town of Safford.

Redding, who now attends college, was 13 when officials at Safford Middle School ordered her to remove her clothes and shake out her underwear because they were looking for pills — the equivalent of two Advils…”

[The Safford opinion is available at the SCOTUS site:  http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/08pdf/08-479.pdf]

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