From the Carolinas, one finds an example of an ignorant, power-drunk official thinking she could do just about whatever she wanted.
Holmes defended her actions saying that several other students and a few other faculty members told her the money was missing and they had seen the fifth-grader dive below the table for it. The court filing states that Holmes told the boy “he left her no choice and that she had to search him,” when the boy pulled out his pockets and didn’t produce the allegedly stolen money.
She then told the boy that she was “within her legal rights to do so.”
Via Strip Search Of 10-Year-Old Prompts Complaint Against Elementary School « CBS Charlotte.