What do you think? ...OK for school to strip-search girl for ibuprofen?

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    Jan 17, 2009 2:24 AM GMT
    A 13-year-old Arizona girl who was strip-searched by school officials looking for ibuprofen pain reliever will have her case heard at the Supreme Court.

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    •Supreme Court accepts case involving strip-search of 13-year-old girl

    •School officials were looking for ibuprofen, an over-the-counter drug

    •Appeals courts have found search was excessive, humiliating

    •School officials say searches, zero tolerance maintain campus safety

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/01/16/teen.strip.search/index.html


    Good god! Ibuprofen????
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    Jan 17, 2009 2:29 AM GMT
    I think that's sick and demonstrates an astonishing lack of judgment

    Unbelievable

    The appeals court is absolutely correct

    Those school officials should be terminated
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    Jan 17, 2009 3:52 AM GMT
    For IBUPROFEN? lol, really? wow yeah that's a bit over-the-top. That school (and those officials) need some disciplinary action for sure. I don't think there's a way in hell anyone could make a logical argument as to why a strip search (or even a search, for that matter) was necessary.

    There's gotta be something else to the story that they are conveniently leaving out for headline/readership purposes.
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    Jan 17, 2009 3:55 AM GMT
    Caslon8000 said
    •School officials say searches, zero tolerance maintain campus safety


    LOL zero tolerance for what? Anything that isn't the candy soda pop bag of chip lack of nutrient pure utter shit they sell to the kids there? Fucking school officials should be tried and hung. End of case.
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    Jan 17, 2009 3:57 AM GMT
    That's the latest political buzzword with these crazed despots: zero-tolerance.

    I think we need to create our own terminology to combat this sick obsession with obedience:

    Fascistic fanaticism
    Orwellian absolutism
    Prurient proctology

    And slap every perpetrator with a sexual assault/battery lawsuit. Zero tolerance my ass.
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    Jan 17, 2009 3:57 AM GMT
    I think the only way ibuprofen would be dangerous is if she had the 800mg (one hell of a horsepill) and was threatening to throw it at teachers or something.
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    Jan 17, 2009 4:02 AM GMT
    Fucking ridiculous, completely unjustifiable.
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    Jan 17, 2009 4:06 AM GMT
    This is really dumb. She can just go to the store and buy some more dear lord. I have my own travel container type thing of ibuprofen at school if I have a headache. I really don't know what to say but..wow that is just absolutely dumb.
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    Jan 17, 2009 4:10 AM GMT
    School administrators... have a tendency to be some of the most totalitarian beings ever. A fact I know well from my school days. icon_confused.gif
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    Jan 17, 2009 4:11 AM GMT
    Schools should not have the right to search lockers, let alone strip search a girl.

    This is an obvious violation of her personal rights, no question.

    And for ibuprofen no less? The Supreme Court should not have difficulty in determining the illegality of these actions.

    It is most important for young students to learn about their own personal rights and freedoms, because it is during those years that they develop a comprehension of self.

    Yet, public schools are increasingly turned into prisons, where students have no rights, no freedoms, and thus graduate and leave school with no understanding of their rights within society in general.

    They become accustomed to and acquiescent of having their rights dismantled, which would allow for the state to implement freedom-stripping legislation and regulations with little to no dissent.

    Social engineers know to get the minds of the children first and foremost, because they are the future, and they are more malleable.

    I obviously don't see this issue in this one example, for there are many, and it just reflects a general trend in the changing attitude of government towards rights and freedoms.
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    Jan 17, 2009 4:15 AM GMT
    The school is Eff'd. BIG mistake. You do not violate a girl's privacy seeking OTC drugs. Schools rules on the subject of OTC drugs are outdated. If the students have parental consent and they don't share with others, there's no harm done.
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    Jan 17, 2009 4:17 AM GMT
    To clarify your post, the drug the school was looking for was prescription strength ibuprofen.

    I don't think anyone accept police should have the authority to perform a strip search. There were plenty of other options for the school district to search for prescription drugs, like call the parents and the police. But instead they chose to do this on simple hearsay.

    But I wonder, if every school district run by a pack of assholes?
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    Jan 17, 2009 4:21 AM GMT
    Strip-searched for IBUPROFEN??? It's an commonly used anti-inflammatoric analgesic....prescription-free painkiller like paracetamol or aspirin! At this rate they'll start strip-searching girls and boys for vitamins! Oh dear!!! icon_eek.gificon_rolleyes.gif
    So my answer is NO, IT'S NOT OK!
    Ibuprofen is sold in drugstores 200 mg/tbl and 400 mg/tbl. Prescription strength is 800 mg/tbl, which is the highest ibuprofen dosage / day recommended even in controlled hospital environments. If sum1 desperately wants to cause him/herself painful liver- and kidney damages, they can easily take 2 x 400mg.....or even more, without prescription. Paracetamol and Acet.salic.acid (=Aspirin) have the same effects if taken too much, except ibuprofen and aspirin thinner blood as well. If the poor girl was strip searched for Percodan, Sufentonil inj., Fentanyl, Tramadol or other strong sedative and narcotic analgesics, I'd understand....but for ibuprofen? RIDICULOUS!
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    Jan 17, 2009 6:32 AM GMT
    Oh dear god. Self medicating for something like a headache or muscle ache? That is SO FAR past the line...

    Jeez, she's 13; as previous Rjers have mentioned, if she really wanted to get more, she'd go buy it from a drug store.
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    Jan 17, 2009 7:00 AM GMT
    The question is why would you strip search anyone for ibuprofen, prescription strenght or not, in the first place -- besides taking too much and damaging your kidneys there's not much harm you can do with the drug, and there's plenty of other drugs they are more than willing to administer at schools that can have far more harmful effects. And while perscription strength may equal 800 mg you can just as easily take 4 200 mg tablets of over the counter ibuprofen to equal the perscription strength. Someone needs to get off their high horse and deal with their power/control issues.
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    Jan 17, 2009 8:20 AM GMT
    That will teach that little tramp to be smuggling motrin into the school. Full cavity search. Deep and hard...
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    Jan 17, 2009 3:59 PM GMT
    This looks like part of a disturbing trend of schools starting to look more and more like prisons with the people working in the schools acting more and more like some of the power-addicted sickos that get off on humiliating prisoners. I hope the Supreme Court comes down on them like a ton of bricks - though, given the make up of the court, I have my doubts that it will.