Tuesday, April 28, 2015

How Does This Happen In California?

Could this really have happened?
After being suspected of marijuana possession at Serrano Middle School, both girls were sent to Vice Principal Shenita Stevenson’s office. An unidentified male school official was present in the room as well.
According to KTLA 5, Wilson-Pringle’s 13-year-old daughter claimed she was asked to:
 “take off her jacket, take off her shirt, take off her T-shirt, unfasten her bra and pull her bra out — literally pull her bra out from the bottom and shake her breasts.”
Alvarado’s 15-year-old daughter was then apparently patted down by the male official.
Let's review one of my favorite sections of California education code:
ARTICLE 8. Searches by School Employees [49050 - 49051]
  ( Article 8 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1102, Sec. 1. )

No school employee shall conduct a search that involves:
(a) Conducting a body cavity search of a pupil manually or with an instrument.
(b) Removing or arranging any or all of the clothing of a pupil to permit a visual inspection of the underclothing, breast, buttocks, or genitalia of the pupil.
(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1102, Sec. 1.)
It's pretty clear to me.


maxutils said...

I don't mean to blame the victim … but why on earth did she comply? I hope it's because she knew she had a very lucrative lawsuit in her future ...

Anonymous said...


In middle school you act cool and tough until an authority figure tells you to do something.

The girl likely went home and told her mom thinking that was okay and normal, hoping her mom would tell her that she did the right thing and listen.

Its not the first time that has happened.