April 6, 2008

The School Crotch Inspector

The School Crotch Inspector

Fighting the Advil menace, one strip search at a time

Jacob Sullum | April 2, 2008

There are two kinds of people in the world: the kind who think it's perfectly reasonable to strip-search a 13-year-old girl suspected of bringing ibuprofen to school, and the kind who think those people should be kept as far away from children as possible. The first group includes officials at Safford Middle School in Safford, Arizona, who in 2003 forced eighth-grader Savana Redding to prove she was not concealing Advil in her crotch or cleavage.

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