The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa is requesting more information about the alleged strip search of several girls at Atlantic High School. In a letter to Atlantic Interim Superintendent Dan Crozier A.C.L.U. Executive Director Ben Stone ask for the names of two district employees involved in the case.
In addition, Stone wants to know what discipline the employees are facing. Crozier says the letter was referred to the district’s attorney, who promises to respond to Stone. Crozier says he expects to receive a copy of the response. It’s still not clear what form of discipline the two staff members will face.
“The legal counsel is looking at the situation and trying to come up with some resolve,” Crozier said. “So, that’s what we’re waiting on.” Stone says the public is “entitled to know” the outcome of the incident. The alleged strip search involving several teenaged girls took place August 21st in a gym locker room.
The matter involved a student who was missing $100. A report from the district confirmed the incident took place, but didn’t conclude whether school policy or state law was followed, or whether any faculty member should be disciplined. The Atlantic School Board is scheduled to discuss the matter tonight in a closed session.
Contributed by Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic