Strip Searches and Governmental Immunity: Raising the Stakes for School Officials
Education Law Reporter
strip search, school, qualified immunity, school officials
Whether school administrators are still entitled to qualified immunity was addressed recently by the Sixth Circuit in Knisley v. Pike County Joint Vocational School District (Knisley) at least as to school districts located in the states within that Circuit (Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee). The purpose of this article is to examine the Knisley decision and its implications for section 1983 damages liability for school officials who direct or participate in student strip searches.
Mawdsley, Ralph D., "Strip Searches and Governmental Immunity: Raising the Stakes for School Officials" (2011). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 702.