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  • itsyoureternalsoul Dec 13, 2012

    I feel NO sympathy for the lawyer who gave this family hope that they can win.
    There was probable cause.

    However, money found is not money stolen.
    Kids are careless, and are careless with money.

  • cocker_mom Dec 13, 2012

    Oh. My. God. This same thing happened when I was a kid at my local school. The principal was disciplined and nothing like that ever happened again. I REALLY would have thought that anyone in the education field would know BY NOW how amazingly inappropriate this would be! I mean these folks get all sorts of training. They are supposed to be also PROTECTING children from this kind of invasion and someone in a position of protecting does THIS? Speechless.

  • Wiser_now Dec 13, 2012

    I would sue - not for the money but to call attention to this. The assistant pricipal had NO right to do this. I think it borders on molestation and I would want her to be investigated to see if anything like this has happend in the past.

  • Tax Man Dec 13, 2012

    If the school suspects a crime has been committed they need to call the police and have it be an official criminal investigation by trained professionals rather than amateur assistant principals. At least the parents should have been called before any of this took place!

  • Tax Man Dec 13, 2012

    The parents should win big and then donate it all to their favorite charity. The school board should take the award out of the assistant principal's retirement. Imagine if NC had teachers unions? This would be an everyday affair. Hopefully Holmes was demoted and disciplined before her departure.

  • NotUrTypicalAmerican Dec 13, 2012

    Because they believe they have more authority over your children than you do AND just to demonstrate how much authority they tell you what your children can wear, eat, think, who they should associate with and when...they take your children, by law, from the age of 4 years until 19 years and preach to them on a daily basis that the western predominately white culture has been built on the oppression of all other people, that all white people are rich and all others are poor, in other words they teach hateful, demeaning stereotypes...

    And here's the beauty...they do it with your permission...every time you vote for a progressive liberal on your school board or in any kind of government...your voting for 'government rule'
    affirmativediversity

    LOL! Good Lord, what a spin job!

  • pat7 Dec 13, 2012

    its all about easy money ,The parents must be looking for a pot of gold the easy,I want to personal want to thank the parent if they win the suit your own tax dollars will have to pay for this who smart now

  • Six String Dec 13, 2012

    "It's all about money and vengence". Many of the comments here say the same in different words. Note that the article did not mention that the suit asked for money -- you all are only assuming this. A suit at law can also be filed to stop or prevent future similar behavior. It doesn't have to be about money unless you feel that is justified. At this point, not enough information.

  • I am not who you think I am Dec 13, 2012

    there are child molesters everywhere...even in the Sampson Co. schools

  • affirmativediversity Dec 13, 2012

    Some people are so *sue* happy, of course with the help of unscrupulous lawyers. The $$ signs are dangling - sure hope this gets thrown out and they don't get a dime... per jma47

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    Really, and how would you feel if it was your child that was pulled into the principals office and made to strip in front of the principal (of the opposite sex) and a janitor?

    I hope they own the school by the time they are done...

    I want to know why the principal was not charged with assault on a child or child abuse...and I want to know why the janitor hasn't sued the principal and the school board for sexual harassment for being pulled in and made to watch a child strip?

  • affirmativediversity Dec 13, 2012

    Why don't schools just call the parents for things like this?
    per JAT

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    Because they believe they have more authority over your children than you do AND just to demonstrate how much authority they tell you what your children can wear, eat, think, who they should associate with and when...they take your children, by law, from the age of 4 years until 19 years and preach to them on a daily basis that the western predominately white culture has been built on the oppression of all other people, that all white people are rich and all others are poor, in other words they teach hateful, demeaning stereotypes...

    And here's the beauty...they do it with your permission...every time you vote for a progressive liberal on your school board or in any kind of government...your voting for 'government rule'

  • NotUrTypicalAmerican Dec 13, 2012

    This child was not physically harmed, nor mentally scarred for life. Of course the parents could keep bringing it up to the child and building it up in his mind where they would be the *abusers* then. I have *seen* this happen. Sure hope my tax $$'s can be put to much better use - like just educating our children.- jma47

    How do you know that child wasn't "scarred for life", eh? The teacher wasn't a doctor nor was she a policeman. Asking a 10-year old child to disrobe and then to place their hands upon a child without the presence and consent of their parents is above and beyond the duties a teacher is supposed to perform. If and when this ever happens to a child of yours, I'd love to hear your opinion then, Mr. TaxPayer.

  • Iconoclast Dec 13, 2012

    Help me to understand; many of you think it is no big deal for an adult to force your child to remove their clothes? Without your knowledge or consent? You think your child should willingly comply when an adult tells them to get undressed? While most school personel are wonderful people, there are still pedophiles out there people. That's why there are rules for situations of this kind. Rules that cannot be ignored if you want to keep your children safe. There must be consequences if such rules are broken. The school system must learn the seriousness of this situation and evidently some of you must also.

  • JAT Dec 13, 2012

    Why don't schools just call the parents for things like this?

  • Whatever27 Dec 13, 2012

    I would think that a parent should be present for this kind of search.

  • wildpig777 Dec 13, 2012

    only one to win in this phony trumped up drama will be the lawyer.

  • luvstoQ Dec 13, 2012

    Some people are so *sue* happy, of course with the help of unscrupulous lawyers. The $$ signs are dangling - sure hope this gets thrown out and they don't get a dime. Even things that should not have happened doesn't demand a *suit* against them. This child was not physically harmed, nor mentally scarred for life. Of course the parents could keep bringing it up to the child and building it up in his mind where they would be the *abusers* then. I have *seen* this happen. Sure hope my tax $$'s can be put to much better use - like just educating our children.

  • Sherlock Dec 12, 2012

    They will just pay it off, plenty of tax money for that. Not to worry. they can alway raise the school tax to cover this.

  • alwaysCool Dec 12, 2012

    On the side of the parents. I would be very upset had this happen to my child. You want to search the kid, call the parents. dont take it upon yourself. Never know what a child may said happen when your alone.

  • whatelseisnew Dec 12, 2012

    " Most principles have to pay for lawsuit insurance because it is no longer a chance but rather something they will face."

    Actually there should be a lot more lawsuits, but they should be suing past Governors, School Boards, Members of the Legislature and most of all the Federal Government. Those are the main entities that have been busy destroying the public school system for decades now. BUT the GOOD news is WAKE COUNTY worked really really hard to get the correct mix of skin colors shifted around where they wanted them to be. Education, not the mission any longer. Indoctrination. Once the child can spell Greedy and Diversity, they are good to graduate.

  • whatelseisnew Dec 12, 2012

    Aren't public schools just great"

    "cannot keep good people in education anymore!"

    That came to an end a long time ago. The system does not care about education. The system cares about continuing its existence and nothing else. Yeah there are good people in teaching that are still trying, and new ones come along, but the system is no longer focused on education. It is focused on empire building and keeping its parasitic self fully engaged on the throats of the taxpayers.

  • jlh4jdj Dec 12, 2012

    Listening to all the people on here I know why our society is going for a crash and on top of that cannot keep good people in education anymore! Doesn't matter what a school does they are wrong and will be sued by someone. Most principles have to pay for lawsuit insurance because it is no longer a chance but rather something they will face.

  • werewolfwoman Dec 12, 2012

    I agree mistervegas. If school administration reacted appropriately when incidents of the nature occur, they could probably prevent lawsuits. If the "lost" money in questions was in the thousands and local law enforcement contacted, they would not have strip searched a child without a court order.

  • mistervegas Dec 12, 2012

    Teachers or any administrative staff in a school (elementary thru high school) do not have the right to strip search a student. That is a violation of the student's constitutional rights.

  • conservativepatriot Dec 12, 2012

    It is not about money or vengence It is about stopping teachers or whomever from doing what they want with our children without parents permission.The children belong to the parents ,the parents have the final say contrary to the states belief

  • chrissara1011 Dec 12, 2012

    its easy to say they are money hungry parents when its not your child that was stripped searched...if it was my daughter i would have a lawsuit against them as well. The point is they humiliated this child, subjected him to inappropriate touching, all for a couple dollars. And if i recall the original story had in it that the child that said he took it out and out lied about it. however saying that if there is any money awarded it should be placed in an account for the child and not accessed by anyone but him when he turns 18 or 21

  • Learning+Growing Dec 12, 2012

    State employees should not be permitted to retire in these situations unless they are cleared of wrongdoing. This reminds me of the AFAM studies situation at UNC in that an employee with almost enough time in is permitted to quietly finish up and collect benefits.

    Investigate first. If cleared of wrongdoing, permit retirement and collection of benefits. If not, be terminated and collect nothing.

  • nonemeant Dec 12, 2012

    If the boy helped the person pick up the money; how did it end up back on the cafeteria floor??? Methinks these parents doth protest too much.

  • soyousay Dec 12, 2012

    They will get paid because lawyers have to much power!
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    they will pay because they groped a little boy. If this had been a man groping a little girl would you feel different?

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Dec 12, 2012

    But I dont think money is the answer. The rest of the staff and students suffer then. Reprimand the culprit (the staff member that did the search)

  • Paladin2 Dec 12, 2012

    It's all about money and vengence.

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Dec 12, 2012

    Makes no difference if the boy stole the money or not. If anybody strip searches my minor children over alleged stolen lunch money other than me or my wife.....man oh man

  • VickLo Dec 12, 2012

    This happened MONTHS ago! Is there so little worthwile news today that WRAL dredges up controversial events that were reported on and resolves months ago?

    Sad

  • robbyh Dec 12, 2012

    Should have fired her before she retired!!

  • Just Plain Common Sense Dec 12, 2012

    Say what? The teacher is sure lucky that was not my child. Purely disgusting, and pathetic. Poor child.

  • jlh4jdj Dec 12, 2012

    Can you say money grab. This family is walking around like they won the lottery now! They will get paid because lawyers have to much power!

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 12, 2012

    Wonder if they'll settle out of court?

  • dwntwnboy Dec 12, 2012

    Strip searching a 10yr old over money? WOW- what have we come to? At the VERY least, they should have contacted a parent to be present or give consent. This is WAY over the bounds of what an official of a school should be able to do. If it was to find a weapon or something that could have harmed another student or staff- it's one thing, for "lost" money, it's quite another.

  • OneLove Dec 12, 2012

    wrong? sure. Monetarily compensable? Not to me.

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