Email The Supreme Court seemed worried Tuesday about tying the hands of school officials looking for drugs and weapons on campus as they wrestled with the appropriateness of a strip-search of a girl accused of having prescription-strength ibuprofen. Savana Redding was 13 when Safford, Ariz. The district bans prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Her lawyer argued to the Supreme Court that such an "intrusive and traumatic" search would be unconstitutional in every circumstance if school administrators were not directly told the contraband was in her underwear.
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Based on this suspicion, they first searched her belongings; then, believing that "students Safford School District, like many school districts, has a policy strictly prohibiting the use, possession, or sale of any drug on school grounds, including prescription drugs, without advanced administrative permission. The pill was later identified as a form of prescription ibuprofen. The student claimed that Marissa Glines had given him the pills. In the presence of Helen Romero, an administrative assistant, Mr. Wilson requested Marissa turn out her pockets and open her wallet. Marissa produced a blue pill, several white ones, and a razor blade.