Sixth Circuit reverses grant of immunity to School actors who conducted strip search of students
Acting on remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Sixth Circuit this week reversed its earlier decision in the case of Knisley, et al. v. Pike County Joint Vocational School District. Eleven students from a nursing course had filed suit after they were individually strip-searched by school employees looking for a missing credit card and 2 gift cards. The Court noted that a search undertaken merely searching for money is entitled to little governmental protection and that a prior decision of the Circuit had established a clear warning to school administrators that their conduct was crossing an impermissible line of unreasonable intrusion into a protected privacy interest.