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May 25, 2013

28 grade 10 students in Quebec stripped search due to a missing cell phone during an exam

A school board in Canada has launched an investigation after school staff strip-searched 28 tenth grade students after a cell phone went missing during a final exam.

The students at Cap-Jeunesse high school north of Montreal were told to place their phones on the teacher's desk to prevent cheating during a math test. When one phone went missing, teachers ordered the strip search.

"They put us in a small room," one student told QMI. "[They said] 'take off your bra, then raise your arms.' They even tapped us on the back," she said.

"In the heat of the action, the decision seemed the best," said School board spokeswoman Nadyne Brochu. The she concedes, "It was a disproportionate action under the circumstances."

"These are not measures that are recommended by either the school or the school board," Brochu added, noting that the school's principal was not informed of the teachers' decision to conduct the search.

"Once officials heard what had happened, they immediately contacted the students' parents to explain the situation," Brochu said. Students will be able to re-take the exam, according to Brochu, who said "the climate was not conducive to a good test."

The board didn't say if the teachers will face disciplinary action, saying only that "an administrative investigation is ongoing."

15 comments:

  1. fire the fucking lot of them and then look into sexual assult charges for each one involved as well as have the principal removed and the board of directors

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  2. Strip searching students on a wild goose chase? That is a criminal offense and hopefully those students will file a criminal complaint against the creep(s) who are responsible.

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  3. Strip search the teachers first. That'll stop this ridiculous charade.

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  4. disgusting! how dare them violate those kids.These teachers should be put on a pedophile watch list.

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  5. It would have been nice to read that the students refused to comply. It is obvious that the school is there to indoctrinate rather than educate.

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  6. Fire them all.

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  7. did they find the phone?

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  8. But first they got 28 individual search warrants, right?

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  9. Oppression is very real in the Quebec education system I experienced it first hand. You are forced to agree with every thought or notion that the teachers and principal's have. If you don't comply the consequences could be many things (poor grades, no sports, no extra curricular activity, being degraded and humiliated on a regular basis in front of classmates) the list goes on and on. Many of the teachers treat the students like inmates at a corrupt prison with the principal being the Warden. Children should be encouraged to think for themselves and to have their own opinions in a disciplined manor. At that fragile age children shouldn't be constantly ridiculed and persecuted for menial things. Now that I'm in my 30's I realize there is a major problem with the educational system that should be dealt with sooner than later. It's time to start treating our children like human beings instead of sheeple.

    Chris Evans

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  10. Could they not have simply asked the students to select their personal phone from those turned in and unlock it, to prove it was theirs? Then they would know which student had not turned in a phone.
    Which begs the question, how did they know that only 1 was missing? Any of the students might have brought in 2 phones, one to turn in and one with which to cheat...?

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    1. I was under the impression that the phone went missing after they had all been turned in and presumed stolen.

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  11. There's enough metal in the average cell phone to set off a properly adjusted metal detector.

    The fact that they didn't use that option makes me wonder what their real motives were.

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  12. wrong yes, did they find a phone?????

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  13. I hope each one of those students, supported by their families, files criminal complaints against each and every teacher and staff member who was involved. If that fails they should launch civil suits against them - against the individual teachers, not the school district. Those teachers should not be in a position of responsibility and should not be teaching. I say they deserve to be ruined.

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