NC Supreme Court Hears Student Bra Search Case | | Martha Waggoner | 2/13/12

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The N.C. state’s high court heard oral arguments in the case involving a student known only as T.A.S — unidentified in court because she was 15 years old when the “bra-lift search’’ occurred at the Brunswick County Academy in 2008, in front of three school officials, two of them men. The justices will decide whether the search violated the Constitution’s protection against unreasonable searches.

During the bra-lift search, a white powder identified as Percocet and drug paraphernalia fell to the ground. The student asked a trial judge to exclude the evidence but the judge refused. She pleaded guilty in March 2009 to two drug-related misdemeanors. A divided state Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 in favor of the student, finding the search was “degrading, demeaning and highly intrusive.’’ The state appealed that decision to the N.C. State Supreme Court.

For full article see: NC Supreme Court hears student bra search case.


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