Skip to comments.Quebec teachers strip search students during math exam
Posted on 05/25/2013 9:33:54 AM PDT by george76
SAINT-JEROME, QC - A school board north of Montreal has launched an internal investigation after school staff strip searched 28 high school students to find a cellphone during a year-end exam.
The board admits that staff at Cap-Jeunesse high school in Saint-Jerome, QC, "lacked judgment" for asking 28 Grade 10 students to remove their clothes when a phone went missing last week.
The students were ordered to put their phones on a teacher's desk to prevent cheating during a math exam but one phone was unaccounted for, prompting teachers to order the strip search.
"They put us in a small room," one teenage girl, who didn't give her name, told QMI Agency. "(They said) 'take off your bra, then raise your arms.' They even tapped us on the back."
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1. fire them
2. put them in jail
3. ban them from ever working around minors again
After reading the article, I am sensing that the girls were the only ones searched.
From the article:
“Students will have an option to re-take the exam, says Brochu, who admits “the climate was not conducive to a good test.”
“The students were ordered to put their phones on a teacher’s desk to prevent cheating during a math exam but one phone was unaccounted for,”
Seems like they could have had each student pick up their phone and hold it over their head. The one without a phone is the culprit.
How do they know how many of the students had phones to begin with ?
No one thought to dial up the missing phone ?
The saddest part of the story is not how teachers thought they had the ability to conduct this strip search, but how 28 students have been so cowed as to let it happen.
For some reason, I am unable to open the link. so, I’ll have to ask...did they find the cell phone?
Were all 28 of the students female ?
Everything’s a big joke, huh Bender? The false alarm you pulled, Friday, false alarms are really funny, aren’t they...What if your home, what if your family...
...what if your cellphone was on fire?
Impossible, sir...It’s in Johnson’s underwear...
Cell phones don’t belong in the classroom in the first place.
It would have been set to buzz only
Prison for all the teachers. Self worth and self defense training for all the students. Judgments against the teachers to be paid to each student for the rest of their lives.
Are kids stupid? Some adult tells you to remove your clothes and you do? Kids should have said no and called their parents or told the principal to call their parents.
My youngest had a phone in HS. it was to be kept off during school exept for buzz mode and only picked up if myself or his mother called.
I trust my son. And he never failed me on this. But in an emergency, I trusted him over the school administrators any day to take action.
Probably, but that still should be detectable without a strip search.
And who had the number?
Yes I agree, and I don’t understand why they didn’t. Are people really becoming this mindless?
“Cell phones dont belong in the classroom in the first place.”
Neither do naked children.
“It would have been set to buzz only”
You mean “vibrate?” Where was it found? Er,,,,, nevermind!
Sounds like they’ve got left wing teachers’ unions in the Great White North too.
The kids’ parents should watch for their kids’ photos showing up on kiddie porn sites.
You have all the students retrieve their phones. Those who do not is the perp. It done carefully to prevent phone stealing that should work.
Unnecessary to have the bra removed, TSA has proven that a good grope will do the job /s
How do I know but how did they know a phone was missing if they did not know which particular phone it was? If they did know which particular phone it was someone would have had the number.
And the naked children could have been prevented by responsible parents who taught their children that the cell phone stays in the locker.
Suspend the teachers.
Cripplecreek: Apparently you missed 9/11 and/or have no children. Take your head out of the sand. Parents need to get a hold of kids in a dire emergency like that or natural disaster. No reason the teachers can’t penalize for misuse.
They were looking for clues, because obviously they didn’t have one.
I guess I just had parents who were responsible and taught me the difference between wrong and right. (And yes that includes refusing to strip down for a teacher)
If you don’t and aren’t, you are part of the problem and should consider this conversation at an end.
You would think so, but I bet the unions and schools will try to downplay this as no big deal.
Tens of millions of students went to school for decades without cellphones.
Blah , that’s just Quebec , they even have Language Police ,they check store signs and even check to make sure you name your kids government approved names ,Ivory ( a long story ) LOL
Perverts run wild.
I say outright fire them. If they don’t have any more common sense than that, “You’re outa here!”
Suspending is at least a step in the right direction. I see it as a time to let folks cool off, then quietly reinstate them though.
Well of course. They have the best interests of the students at heart, unlike parents.
“You have all the students retrieve their phones. Those who do not is the perp.”
That makes no sense.
Imagine someone who wasn’t a person of trust asking a sixteen year old to take their clothes off. I’ll bet their principle and their teachers would be demanding their heads.
When it’s them though, oh, it was just a simple misunderstanding.
No, we understand very well what happened here. Someone overstepped their bounds, and did this very likely in part for prurient reasons.
Ha. You are in for it now. There is a whole culture of people who don’t think their kids should ever be more than a finger twitch away.
There is an even bigger culture of people who think your child is fair game
If a single kid followed their directions.....that would be of more concern.
Kids are brainwashed to trust teachers more than parents these days
Specifically, how many of them had two phones and how many of them had none?
Oh BS. Should the emergency arise, they can stop the test and the little angels can run a grab their phones. Yeesh!!
People are a bunch of panicked bunnies.
You’re an idiot and a jackass all at the same time.
Blame the kids for minding authority, then next thing you’ll bitch when the kids won’t listen tot authority. You’re just being an asshole.
Stop blaming the victims.
Your ass should be kicked out of here.
The lack of human interaction is going to be our downfall.