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School Administrators Discuss Search Policies

Posted: Friday, September 11th, 2009 at 6:27 am

Earlier this week, the report of five female students being strip-searched by an administrator at a southwest Iowa school sparked plenty of discussion amongst area school administrators. Pella Schools Superintendent Mark Wittmer says the state policy against such searches in very clear. However, the district’s policy does permit searches of lockers, bags and pockets of students if there is reasonable suspicion. Knoxville Schools Superintendent Randy Flack tells KNIA/KRLS they have a similar policy in place, though there have been very few instances where they have needed to conduct a search.