Search and Seizure

School Strip-Search Sparks Lawsuit

You have to wonder about some school administrators ...


The mother of a student at Round Lake Middle School is suing the school district and two administrators for $1.2 million, claiming her son was illegally strip-searched in April.

Filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, the mother alleges that former Round Lake Middle School Principal Ryan Hawkins and current Assistant Principal Ray Porten conducted the search of her 13-year-old son while acting on a statement form a student claiming to have overheard the boy and another student say they had marijuana. The school is located in Round Lake Heights.