Monday, May 21, 2007

Principal Stripped of Duties for Allegedly Allowing Questionable Search of Students

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A New Jersey principal has been stripped of her duties for allegedly letting chaperones strip-search students to check whether they were carrying drugs on a class trip to Disney World.

The Mickey Mouse punishment landed Lucia Pollino — who runs Paulsboro High School in Paulsboro, South Jersey — a paid suspension enforced by the state Board of Education through Nov. 19, Paulsboro School District Superintendent Frank Scambia told the Camden Courier-Post.

The chaperones who carried out the strip-searches of four students during last month's senior class excursion weren't disciplined.

Parents should be contacted before conducting a strip-search of a minor.

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