KANSAS CITY, Kan. - For the first time, the mother of a local high school student is speaking out about her daughter's lawsuit against the Turner school district.
According to court documents, assistant principal Nancy Bartek accused the 15-year-old student of having drugs.
This was based on information from another student.
The student says she did not consent to a strip search that Bartek and principal Paul Colwell conducted in the nurse's office.
"First of all, they should have talked to me directly. Second, due to their no strip search policy that should have never happened to begin with, ever", said the student's mother, Amanda.
The family filed a lawsuit claiming the school district went too far.
"She was violated. We were both violated in many ways, but she was physically violated and its been a real struggle", Amanda said.
The Turner school district responded to the lawsuit, saying it takes all student complaints very seriously.
The district released a statement that said, "Due to laws protecting both students and staff, we are not at liberty to discuss the details of the matter at this time."
According to the lawsuit, it was discovered the original student who had provided the information about the hidden drugs, had made up the story.
Court documents show the plaintiff and her family believe the damages done are worth more than $75,000.
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