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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Ohlin
Safford Unified School Dist. No. 1 v. Redding
Citation:557 U.S. 364 (2009)
The events took place in 13-year-old Savana Redding’s math class at Safford Middle School in 2003. The assistant principal of the school, Kerry Wilson, came into the room and asked Savana to go to his office. There, Wilson showed Savana four white prescription-strenth ibuprofen 400-mg pills, used for pain and inflammation but banned under school rules without advance permission. He asked Savana if she knew anything about the pills. Savana answered that she did not. Wilson then told Savana that he had received a report that she was giving these pills to fellow students; Savana denied it and agreed to let Wilson search her belongings. Wilson instructed an administrative assistant to take Savana to the school nurse’s office to search her clothes for pills. The nurse asked Savana to remove her jacket, leaving her in stretch pants and a T-shirt, which she was then asked to remove. Finally, Savana was told to pull her bra out and to the side and shake it, and to pull out the elastic on her underpants, thus exposing her breasts to some degree. No pills were found.
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