It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Lawsuit!

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Lawsuit!
March 9, 2012

Maureen Martin

Maureen Martin passed away on February 5, 2013. The Heartland Institute's page in tribute to her... (read full bio)

A Georgia student is suing his school after school officials forced him to remove his clothing in front of several other students to search his body for drugs.

The student alleges he’s been permanently traumatized because the strip search revealed he was wearing Superman underwear. His classmates are now calling him “Superman.”

The lawsuit alleges, “The strip searches were done intentionally, willfully, wantonly, maliciously, recklessly, sadistically, deliberately, with callous indifference to their consequences.”

“This situation has broken the very foundation of my child’s education because in order for him to learn, he has to believe that what schools are trying to teach him is right, and now he questions them after they stripped him of his clothes and dignity,” his mother said. “His trust is broken.”

Source: “I’m haunted by kids laughing at my Superman underwear: student; Sues Georgia school district for taunting he suffered in 7th grade,” Associated Press, February 16, 2012

Maureen Martin

Maureen Martin passed away on February 5, 2013. The Heartland Institute's page in tribute to her... (read full bio)