Third Grader Strip-Searched at NC School After Being Falsely Accused of Stealing

Some little girl at a North Carolina school accused a classmate of stealing $20 from her. So, how did the school handle it? Why, they strip-searched her classmate. He’s a third grader, and he didn’t steal anything. Based on the story at Fox News, there was no evidence that the child stole anything other than the word of another student.

Justin Cox, ten, a student at Union Elementary School in Clinton, was ordered to strip to his T-shirt and boxer shorts on June 1 after a girl student accused him of taking $20, WRAL TV reported.

He told his mom Clarinda Cox that a girl dropped the cash and he picked it up and returned it to her.

She told the TV station, “If I felt he needed to be searched, I would have brought him into the bathroom. You could have had a witness in the bathroom with me. I would have searched my son.”

Female assistant principal, Teresa Holmes, did not find the money, and hugged Justin and apologized to him afterwards, she claimed.

Holmes said the money was later found underneath the lunchroom table.

It gets even worse from there. The female principle “rubbed her fingers around inside of his underwear.” But according to the school district spokesperson, it’s all okay because a male janitor was present for the frisking. I’m sure the parents in that district feel better knowing a janitor will be present when their elementary school children are groped by people in authority, based on nothing more than the claim of another elementary school child.

Here’s a video report from KSDK.