Littell v. Houston Independent School District

Allegation: Assistant principal at Houston middle school orders strip search of 22 girls after $50 goes missing from choir class. (The search turns up nothing). School district: Which was unconstitutional, but you can’t sue the school district. District court: That’s so. The district’s failure to provide Fourth Amendment training to staff doesn’t amount to deliberate indifference, and even if it did, you can’t show such training would have prevented the searches in question. Fifth Circuit: Plaintiffs may be able to show both those things. The case should not have been dismissed.

Tags: 2018, Deliberate Indifference, Fifth Circuit, Fourth Amendment

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