Recently a young woman of 14 years of age was strip searched at a public school in Quebec. Her teacher suspected her of being in possession of some marijuana after confiscating her phone and reading her text messages. ANOTHER ILLEGAL ACT BTW! After a teacher confiscated her phone and saw a text, the student was escorted to a room and asked to take off her clothes behind a blanket. The search left her feeling “intimidated,” “violated,” “destroyed” and “ashamed,” according to the Journal de Québec.
To make matters even worse, and I know it is hard to get worse then that…The Quebec Minister of Education defended the actions of the school. CBC reported <here> that “Quebec Education Minister Yves Bolduc says high school staff are permitted to strip-search students, as long as it’s done “in a respectful fashion.” After much righteous outrage, Yves Bolduc has backtracked on his statement prompting Bolduc to announce that he will re-examine the policy on allowing high school staff to carry out strip searches.
“We want to protect students who go to school, because that’s what parents and society ask us to do,” Bolduc said Wednesday.
“But at the same time, we have to protect the rights of people when there are suspicions.”
let those 2 comments sinnk in for a few moments….are you outraged? furious? deeply concerned? YOU SHOULD BE.
Let me be very clear here friends and compatriots, there is absolutely NO WAY a strip search of a teenager can be done in a respectful fashion!!! This is more and more the undermining of our civil rights and liberties by the ever growing state. I understand this is Quebec and not BC, but this is becoming very repitious where the public school system underimines our families and treats children as chattel and not like living breathing individuals with rights.
For those interested there is an online petition calling for this disgusting minister’s resignation, though I think all of our readers know the government will never respond to an online petition…nonetheless you can find it <here>
If you really outraged you can find ALL of this weirdo’s contact information <here> if you want to send an email, or a phone call. If you do send him something, we would love to see the correspondence and would gladly put it on our website and possibly our weekly live TV show Freedom Free For All.