WASHINGTON — An Arizona teenager’s lawyer is telling the Supreme Court that school officials were out of bounds when they ordered her to remove her clothes during a search for the equivalent of two Advils.
Savana Redding was 13 years old when Safford Middle School officials searched her for prescription-strength ibuprofen pills.
The school lawyer is arguing that the search was reasonable and justified because pills had been found on campus and another student had linked them to Redding.
Redding is now 19. Her lawyers say school officials violated the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches.
Justices are expected to rule in the case by late June.