Sep 152011
 September 15, 2011  Posted by  Court, Youth & Schools

Matthew Heller writes:

After winning a public records lawsuit, On Point has learned that an Arizona school district paid a $250,000 settlement to a former student who was illegally strip-searched by school officials looking for prescription drugs.

An Arizona judge recently ordered the Safford Unified School District to produce the settlement agreement, finding that the privacy interest of the former student, Savana Redding, “is minimal  when weighed against the greater public interest for transparency in the expenditure of public funds by the district.”

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