A MOM has been left outraged after her daughter was ordered to show her bra at school as a teacher searched for a banned item.
Kristal Trenkamp from Oklahoma has claimed in court documents that her daughter’s school principal pressured her to reveal her bra during a strip search.
Trenkamp is suing the school district for the alleged incident.
It has been claimed that Trenkamp’s daughter was asked to reveal her bra in front of another student and staff members from Heartland Middle School, according to court documents.
According to the lawsuit that was filed this month, the alleged incident occurred on May 10, 2021.
The documents filed in Oklahoma County identify the child, who is a minor, only by her initials.
According to the lawsuit, Trenkamp’s daughter was thought to have a “nicotine vape” on her person and was searched.
She was allegedly searched in a room with an “uncovered window that has a clear view” to general areas of the school.
The document alleges that Heartland Middle School Principal, Veronica Johnson, a school resource officer, and another student were also in the room.
It claims that the girl was ordered to lift her shirt, revealing her bra so that Johnson could see it.
The lawsuit alleges that no vape pen was found during the search.
There has not yet been a comment from Edmond Public Schools or Principal Johnson.
The district is being sued for a minimum of $25,000 by Trenkamp who claims that Johnson’s actions were appalling.
The lawsuit claims that the principal’s actions transcended “the bounds of all human decency.”
The aggrieved mother adds that she believed the principal and the district violated her daughter’s Fourth Amendment Rights.
She also claims in the lawsuit that the alleged incident violated laws over sexual assault and assault.
Alongside this, the document also claims that Johnson breached district policy and state law.
The lawsuit quoted an Oklahoma statute that prohibits students from undergoing strip searches.
According to the statute, no clothing “except cold weather outerwear shall be removed” during a search of a student without a warrant.
The lawsuit added: “No reasonable person would conclude that the benefits of conducting an illegal strip search of the minor…would outweigh the harm caused by the search, nor find that the search was necessary in light of the circumstances.”
The U.S. Sun has connected Edmond Public Schools and Heartland Middle School for comment.