Maybe Redding was a bad kid with a track record of disciplinary
problems? Well, no, she wasn?t. In fact, before the strip search [for prescription-strength ibuprofen - ed], she
had no record of disciplinary problems at all. When her lawyers
pointed this out in court documents, the district acknowledged the lack
of a disciplinary record, but said that the inference should have been
that she?d just been masterful at avoiding getting caught. They also
defended themselves by claiming to have heard rumors that Redding had
drunk alcohol at a party, but the court documents show that the person
starting the rumor hadn?t attended the event.
This is the result of rule by bureaucrat. When misbehavior by government officials has no consequences, misbehavior becomes the norm. And horrors like this are visited anywhere their writ extends.