Cases

Scott v San Bernardino 9thCIR 10SEP2018

This case is an unfortunate example of what happens when a middle school assistant principal teams up with a school resource officer to implement their own version of “Scared Straight.”   A school resource officer arrested, handcuffed, and transported three middle school girls without probable cause to “prove a point.”  The point they proved is probably not the one they intended.  Public school officials, including assistant principals and resource officers, can be held liable for Fourth Amendment violations.