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2012-06-19 05:03:50 AM
Where's the pic of the Assistant Principal?

Whar pic whar?
 
2012-06-19 05:09:39 AM
I didn't take any money either.
 
2012-06-19 05:39:36 AM

FormlessOne: FTA: "The assistant principal was within her legal authority, her legal right, to do the search," Warren said. "She may have been overzealous in her actions."

Wait - it's legal in North Carolina to strip-search a child in a school without a parent or guardian present? Really? Never mind that it's the opposite sex doing the searching, never mind that the search was done without the consent of the parent or guardian - what the hell?

What in the hell is wrong with you, North Carolina?


What you said!

If someone at a school did this to my child, you can believe they would never be able to do it to another before I was done with the issue.
 
2012-06-19 05:47:27 AM
It's all or nothing, isn't it? Either we have schools being sued because the Celebration of Differences didn't include the RIGHT Inuit whale bone tossing game or we have principals going colon spelunking on pre-teens over a missing Monopoly race car.
 
2012-06-19 05:48:21 AM

lanmac: Coming on a Bicycle: lanmac: Being in and from NC. I must condone we are not all this stupid. I felt this needed to be said after the state seems to be stuck in a time warp, first banning gay marriage then banning rights in general. WTF NC WTF?

Condone. That word doesn't mean what you think it means.

damn it this is why i should not post at 3-4ish in the morn.

EDIT: I do not condone....


Nope... stiiiill not the right word.
 
2012-06-19 06:23:05 AM
Is it really a strip search if the kid wasn't stripped?
 
2012-06-19 06:27:16 AM

Grables'Daughter: I didn't take any money either.


Thats a damn lie an you know it!!

Now, spread em'.... ;)

An don't worry a male janitor is here to watch..

lol
 
2012-06-19 06:49:13 AM
"The assistant principal was within her legal authority, her legal right, to do the search," Warren said.

Uhhhhh no. It's not legal at any school in the US to order a boy to take off his pants and then to stick your fingers down his underwear. The bad publicity will soon have you apologizing and probably losing your job.
 
2012-06-19 06:51:32 AM
Look on the bright side. With the right lawyer, the kid is going to get his very own six figure college fund
 
2012-06-19 06:57:15 AM

CasperImproved: FormlessOne: [snip]

If someone at a school did this to my child, you can believe they would never be able to do it to another before I was done with the issue.


something like this:

(walks into assistant principals office) "Would you please explain to me exactly why you felt the need to strip search my child?" (halfway through the explanation) "the shirt. lose the shirt. explain it to me again." (process repeats until a sufficiently embarrassing state of undress is reached, and then they're frogmarched through the halls of the school, and maybe the streets outside)
 
2012-06-19 07:13:23 AM

kd1s: Wait, ten years old and in the 3rd grade? I started first grade at 5 years old because of a late year birthday. So I was 8 in 3rd grade. Now doing the math, lets say young master thief is 10 now, 9 in 2nd grade, 8 in first grade. Something doesn't add up there.



5 plus equals the age that most of the kids are when they start the grade. But kids have birthdays, so add 6 to the grade level to get the age most of the kids are when they finish the grade.

The something that doesn't add up for you is that this kid got held back one time--just once. Probably needed math remediation, which isn't that unusual, now is it?
 
2012-06-19 07:23:06 AM

ongbok: fusillade762: ongbok: From what I understand just about everywhere in the U.S only the police and prison officials can perform strip searches, and those are in very specific circumstances.

Not anymore:

Supreme Court Ruling Allows Strip Searches for Any Arrest

The principal wasn't a cop and the kid wasn't under arrest.


You need more than Justice Thomas to strip-search kids, asswipe!
 
2012-06-19 07:25:46 AM

FormlessOne: FTA: "The assistant principal was within her legal authority, her legal right, to do the search," Warren said. "She may have been overzealous in her actions."

Wait - it's legal in North Carolina to strip-search a child in a school without a parent or guardian present? Really? Never mind that it's the opposite sex doing the searching, never mind that the search was done without the consent of the parent or guardian - what the hell?

What in the hell is wrong with you, North Carolina?


The police can also question a minor without parental consent or permission.
 
2012-06-19 07:33:35 AM
He got off easy. She could have done a body cavity search.
 
2012-06-19 07:37:31 AM
You don't usually it that way, a female adult molesting a young male child.
 
2012-06-19 07:37:45 AM

Revmachine21: FormlessOne: FTA: "The assistant principal was within her legal authority, her legal right, to do the search," Warren said. "She may have been overzealous in her actions."

Wait - it's legal in North Carolina to strip-search a child in a school without a parent or guardian present? Really? Never mind that it's the opposite sex doing the searching, never mind that the search was done without the consent of the parent or guardian - what the hell?

What in the hell is wrong with you, North Carolina?

NC needs to check recent Supreme Court rulings, they don't have legal right to strip search students. Dumbasses....

Article about the court ruling.



Actually, the Supreme Court specifically said that the problem with the search of Savana Redding is that it was done in such a way as to expose her breasts and genitalia. They also ruled that the school administrators are protected from individual liability. So as messed up as this situation is, it sounds like this boy's case would not fit into that narrow precedent. And even if it did there would be no legal grounds for suing for the Assistant Principal to be fired.

Teach your kids to refuse to cooperate with a strip search from anybody unless you are there.
 
2012-06-19 07:50:39 AM

ongbok: Those comments from the article are incredible. It's hard to believe that people are ok with a school admin strip searching students.


It's WRAL, commentors there can turn any story into a rant against Obama. Seems they've taken a more sexist tone with this one. Still bat S crazy but a different path for once.
 
2012-06-19 07:52:43 AM
It seems we need a North Carolina tag. They are outdoing Florida more and more.
 
2012-06-19 07:56:37 AM
Hmmm...a 10 year old boy gets strip searched by a female principal and Fark is outraged. Had the principal gotten naked too and had sex with the kid, Fark would be high fiving each other over how lucky the kid is.

No, I'm not exaggerating.
 
2012-06-19 08:00:27 AM
Sounds like that school needs to find a body out behind the play yard.

I can't even imagine how much rage I'd have if I found out some power-tripping school official did this to my kid, but at the very least I'd be hauled off the school property for cracking walls with my enraged yelling.
 
2012-06-19 08:12:18 AM
I know there is a lot of outrage here, but imagine if the genders were reversed here with the exact same circumstances. Nancy Grace would be calling for the male asst principle's head!
 
2012-06-19 08:15:24 AM
Hi kids. I'm your Principal. Today, were going to learn about the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Amendments to the Constitution. These are known as the Bill of Rights... Yes, Little Johnny?

What about the 4th?

Doesn't pertain here. Now the 1st Amendment pertains to a free press. But you can't post stuff on Facebook that is 'inflammatory'. That means stuff that I don't like. So you might as well forget about this one.

The second amendment has to do with the inalienable right to bear arms. But as you know, if you bring tweezers in here, you get suspended. So 2 is a goner also.

Number 3 is important. No soldiers may be quartered in your home. If you go home and the President has put a bunch of soldiers in your house, you are legally required to tell me about it. Got it? This doesn't pertain to your crazy Uncle Frank who just did his fifth tour in Iraqistan. He's allowed to sleep on the couch and play "Angry Birds" all day.

Number four is a non-starter. Not yours.

Your assignment is to Wiki the rest of 'em. I think I need to strip search Sandy. Saw her do a furtive movement. That's the only reason I need. Sandy, please go to the Interrogation Office.

You mean your minivan, Mister Principal?

Yes.
 
2012-06-19 08:17:50 AM
Sampson County Schools spokeswoman Susan Warren says Cox should have been informed about the search but that Holmes did nothing wrong and that a male janitor was present for the search.

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Scruffy says "check the peenie area slowly. Slowly. Now hug 'im."
 
2012-06-19 08:26:44 AM
FormlessOne

FTA: "The assistant principal was within her legal authority, her legal right, to do the search," Warren said. "She may have been overzealous in her actions."

Wait - it's legal in North Carolina to strip-search a child in a school without a parent or guardian present? Really? Never mind that it's the opposite sex doing the searching, never mind that the search was done without the consent of the parent or guardian - what the hell?

What in the hell is wrong with you, North Carolina?


If the topic was not so sick, the fact that you think this is isolated to NC would be hilarious. Do you have kids by chance? I only ask, because it's legal in your state too.

I'll assume the same pervs that supported the school showering an 8 year old in yesterday's thread will be here to support this perversion as well.
 
2012-06-19 08:27:39 AM

A-ron: Grables'Daughter: I didn't take any money either.

Thats a damn lie an you know it!!

Now, spread em'.... ;)

An don't worry a male janitor is here to watch..

lol


Is it Jack the Janitor?
 
2012-06-19 08:31:33 AM
I am from North Carolina and when the Democrat govenor blew a billion dollar surplus, on "smart start," they decided to economize and have the residents at the insane asylums teach public schools. So far it is working great: test scores are up, the kids are getting off Ritalin as the crazies, (er ah "teachers,"), are swiping the meds, and discipline problems are diminshed as the crazies, (er ah "teachers)," are running with scissors and the students are respectful (fearful), of the crazies, (er ah "teachers").

Okay, occassionallly as you see here we do have an issue with one of the crazies, (er ah "teachers"), having physical intimacy issues and strip searching one of their young charges. But other than that "it is the end of the world as we know it, and we are feeling fine!"

Bonus, the legislators are able to reason with the crazies, (er ah "teachers"), as they aremore reasonable than the NC Educators Association, (union).
 
2012-06-19 08:36:08 AM

FormlessOne: FTA: "The assistant principal was within her legal authority, her legal right, to do the search," Warren said. "She may have been overzealous in her actions."

Wait - it's legal in North Carolina to strip-search a child in a school without a parent or guardian present? Really? Never mind that it's the opposite sex doing the searching, never mind that the search was done without the consent of the parent or guardian - what the hell?

What in the hell is wrong with you, North Carolina?


Does this "Warren" speak the truth or is this "Warren" in full cya mode?
 
2012-06-19 08:45:25 AM
when i was in school, this sort of thing was done if it was necessary. no one was traumatized. no one was fired. and by god, if someone stole, and had the stolen article on their person, it was found.

I am 40 years old. I have three kids. If one of my kids to this DAY was accused of stealing, and didn't do it (of course my kids were raised correctly and don't steal), they would probably be yanking their pants off and throwing them at the principal, yelling "check my pockets".

some of you people need to toughen up. this kid was not traumatized by this. hell, by the time the kid got home the actual incident was probably mostly forgotten. a search isn't going to destroy his life. on the other hand - when he was searched and nothing found, the parents of the child needed to tell the principal "don't accuse my child again with no proof".
 
2012-06-19 08:47:57 AM

OtherLittleGuy: ongbok: fusillade762: ongbok: From what I understand just about everywhere in the U.S only the police and prison officials can perform strip searches, and those are in very specific circumstances.

Not anymore:

Supreme Court Ruling Allows Strip Searches for Any Arrest

The principal wasn't a cop and the kid wasn't under arrest.

You need more than Justice Thomas to strip-search kids, asswipe!


You shouldn't use "asswipe" and "strip-search" in the same sentence.
 
2012-06-19 08:51:34 AM
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Now that that's out of the way I'll explain.

I found myself saying "so what?" 5 or six times as I read the article. Then I stopped and thought about it some more. The truth is that this was an intrusion and should not have been allowed.

But having been groped by the TSA over 5 times this year alone I have become desensitized to this sort of thing. It hardly seems out of the ordinary.
 
2012-06-19 08:55:24 AM
And yet, you all fly the friendly skies. . . .
 
2012-06-19 09:11:29 AM
Leeds
...t having been groped by the TSA over 5 times this year alone I have become desensitized to this sort of thing. It hardly seems out of the ordinary....

Rrrrrrribit
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2012-06-19 09:13:50 AM
Oviously Teresa Holmes, the "adult" in this story is a close relative of the immortal John Holmes and was simply doing some precasting for a new long shlong xxx flick.

Too bad there wasn't a male principal handy, he could have strip searched the accusing girls in this story, according to the pattern established.

And what mysterious force stopped the woman from making it a full cavity search.

i254.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-19 09:19:54 AM
I don't understand why this is even a discussion:

No. Schools should never ask a student to remove any clothing in the presence of a staff member. Ever. Fact. Science. Fin. Even the police can't perform a strip search unless your arrested, what on God's green earth makes school departments think this would ever be kosher?

Parents, use this as a teaching tool:

Mom & Dad: "Now what do you say if anyone at school tells you that you have to take off your clothes?"

3rd Grader: "No. Call my Mom. Now."

or

High Schooler: "LOLZ. I'm calling my Dad. Touch me, pervo, and I'll punt you in the cubes."
 
2012-06-19 09:28:21 AM
Gee, do you think there might be repercussions of making strip searches part of everyday life?
I mean, they do it all day long at the airport, why not at school, or the movies, or to buy dangerous stuff like gasoline?
 
2012-06-19 09:32:45 AM
Double Standards: If it was a male teacher he would be in jail. Since it was a female they claim "legal authority".

/farked up regardless
 
2012-06-19 09:42:13 AM

Coming on a Bicycle: lanmac: Being in and from NC. I must condone we are not all this stupid. I felt this needed to be said after the state seems to be stuck in a time warp, first banning gay marriage then banning rights in general. WTF NC WTF?

Condone. That word doesn't mean what you think it means.


Go easy on him, he said he's from NC.
 
2012-06-19 09:43:04 AM

JWideman: Anyone else notice this?
"Justin told his mother that a girl dropped the money and that he picked it up and gave it back to her, she said."
So why the strip search?


Because school administrators are rejected mall cops.
 
2012-06-19 09:44:46 AM

Endive Wombat: I know there is a lot of outrage here, but imagine if the genders were reversed here with the exact same circumstances. Nancy Grace would be calling for the male asst principle's head!


To the blackboard Miss Wombat...
 
2012-06-19 09:49:28 AM

moothemagiccow: Sampson County Schools spokeswoman Susan Warren says Cox should have been informed about the search but that Holmes did nothing wrong and that a male janitor was present for the search.

Not really helping yer case there.


You're forgetting that a janitor in North Carolina is a Doctorate in West Virginia.

/seriously, that line in the story kinda stunned me too
 
2012-06-19 09:56:49 AM

Cyno01: And see, and thats fine, if youre arresting someone and putting them in lockup, you want to make sure they dont have a shiv tucked in their asscrack or a bag of drugs under their taint. Thats ok.


Actually, there was a pretty f--king big outcry over that decision, but whatever. It'll never happen to you where you're arrested and not charged and get the joy of a strip search, I'm sure.

/Because metal detectors don't exist.
 
2012-06-19 10:02:13 AM
This is an America problem, not an NC problem.

School administrators get a hell of a lot of power over people with severely circumscribed rights (thanks SCOTUS). The job attracts a certain kind of wannabe dictator, and it encourages over-zealousness. Unless your state has a law specifically outlawing student strip searches or some sort of screening process to weed out assholes from being hired as school administrators, then this sort of crap could just as easily happen near you.

The 4th amendment's been gutted (thanks SCOTUS), but there are a handful of actions that are still shocking enough to get the federal court to pull its head out of the sand and do something. Even with Redding's narrow holding its worth bringing suit. There's nothing in Redding to prevent the precedent from being expanded to cover situations that don't result in complete nudity. Additionally, the law often creates a scale for children based on their age, so a 10 year old may be due a greater degree of care than a 13 year old. The immunity from private liability is definitely a hindrance (thanks SCOTUS), but you can still sue the administrator in her official capacity. Sucks to take money away from struggling schools, but the brass is backing the search, so the only way to get some resolution is to go for the pocketbook.
 
2012-06-19 10:09:33 AM
Is the principal trying out for as job at a Catholic school or the TSA?
 
2012-06-19 10:34:13 AM

frepnog: when i was in school, this sort of thing was done if it was necessary. no one was traumatized. no one was fired. and by god, if someone stole, and had the stolen article on their person, it was found.

I am 40 years old. I have three kids. If one of my kids to this DAY was accused of stealing, and didn't do it (of course my kids were raised correctly and don't steal), they would probably be yanking their pants off and throwing them at the principal, yelling "check my pockets".

some of you people need to toughen up. this kid was not traumatized by this. hell, by the time the kid got home the actual incident was probably mostly forgotten. a search isn't going to destroy his life. on the other hand - when he was searched and nothing found, the parents of the child needed to tell the principal "don't accuse my child again with no proof".


Patronick313: I don't understand why this is even a discussion:

No. Schools should never ask a student to remove any clothing in the presence of a staff member. Ever. Fact. Science. Fin. Even the police can't perform a strip search unless your arrested, what on God's green earth makes school departments think this would ever be kosher?

Parents, use this as a teaching tool:

Mom & Dad: "Now what do you say if anyone at school tells you that you have to take off your clothes?"

3rd Grader: "No. Call my Mom. Now."

or

High Schooler: "LOLZ. I'm calling my Dad. Touch me, pervo, and I'll punt you in the cubes."


My kid at any age..

Txt; "Daddy, the principal wants me to take my clothes off, what should I do."
Reply: "Tell him, "Dad's been called and he says you had better prepare to take 28" of shotgun barrel up your a$$ by the time he gets here."
 
2012-06-19 10:38:14 AM

ongbok: Those comments from the article are incredible. It's hard to believe that people are ok with a school admin strip searching students.


Dude, it's the WRAL comments board. Those people aren't even functionally retarded. I seriously wonder how they dress themselves in the mornings.
 
2012-06-19 10:42:06 AM
So, if I were looking to become a Principal in North Carolina, what would I need to do, aside from the blindingly obvious "Move to North Carolina". It seems there are young bodies...minds in need of my hands...guidance....
 
2012-06-19 10:53:53 AM
Holmes did nothing wrong and that a male janitor was present for the search.

What, the creepy bus driver wasn't available? I assume when strip-searching females, they call in the lunch lady to oversee things?
 
2012-06-19 10:54:44 AM
So the principal was within her legal right to do the search.

I am no legal scholar but I would assume the bill of rights extends to 3rd graders. Was she holding him in custody at the time? Did she advise him of his legal rights (miranda) concerning the search or any subsequent statements that he may have made concerning the missing $20?

I am all for the non coddling of the kiddies, but the pretense for the search seems thin and the accusure seems like a little biatch
 
2012-06-19 10:56:12 AM

RobSeace: Holmes did nothing wrong and that a male janitor was present for the search.

What, the creepy bus driver wasn't available? I assume when strip-searching females, they call in the lunch lady to oversee things?



It's an elementary school for crissakes. There are very few men at most elementary schools. A janitor, maybe a gym teacher or music teacher (who are currently in class), that's about it. They're just trying to establish that there was a school employee present who is the same sex as the student.
 
2012-06-19 11:04:30 AM

Grables'Daughter: I didn't take any money either.


I don't believe you. Email in profile.
 
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