School Strip Searches 10-Year-Old Over ‘Missing’ $20, Outrages Parent

Aaron Dykes
December 16, 2012

The parents of a ten year old are outraged that their child was strip searched so that a teacher could search for $20 bill that was missing and that the schooled ‘believed’ fifth-grader Justin Cox had stolen:

From CBS Charlotte:

The parents of a 10-year old Union elementary school student have filed a complaint against the school for strip-searching their son to find an allegedly stolen $20 bill.

In a complaint filed against assistant principal Teresa Holmes on Dec. 6, the family of Clinton, N.C., fifth-grader Justin Cox allege their son was ordered to remove his socks, shoes, pants and shirt so the principal could conduct a manual search for a $20 bill that was inevitably found in the cafeteria.

The Sampson County school in North Carolina ‘regretted’ the search but maintained it had the right to do so. Cox’s mother objected to the way the search was conducted, as well as the fact that she hadn’t been notified about the search, but only learned about it from her ‘upset’ son.

In 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that a 13 year old student’s rights were violated when the school strip searched her for allegedly-concealed medication it ultimately did not find.

However, earlier this year, the Supreme Court also ruled in favor of strip searches for ‘minor offenses,’ including traffic stops.

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