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Middle school strip search claims prompt state investigation

Jan 30, 2019 - Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Allegations that four 12-year-old girls were strip-searched for drugs in an upstate New York middle school because they were hyper and giddy raised "serious concerns of racial and gender bias," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, as he directed the state Education Department to investigate the incident.

Binghamton City School District officials last week said the girls, who are black, were evaluated Jan. 15 by the nurse but not strip-searched as their parents and a commun...