Doesn’t my child have any constitutional rights not to be strip-searched and photographed?

Yes! The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that educators must be very careful about school searches that go as far as a strip search, even under the more relaxed school standards. Case law in the Tenth Circuit (our circuit) holds that social workers are subject to the Fourth Amendment. This means that social workers can only perform a strip search when there is consent, a court order, or a real emergency.

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