Dan Sewell reports:
A federal appeals panel ruled Friday staffers at an Pike County vocational school can be sued by high school nursing students who were strip-searched after a reported theft.
The three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected immunity for the school officials, standing by an earlier conclusion that the 2006 search was unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back in 2009 after ruling in a similar case that school officials violated an Arizona teen’s rights in a strip search for a prescription-strength drug, but that the officials weren’t financially liable.
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