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School official on leave after an alleged strip search

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ATLANTIC (KWWL) -- An administrator at Atlantic High School has been placed on leave pending an investigation into the reported strip-search of five female students.

School officials say the board of education will discuss the matter at a meeting Tuesday.

Family members say Atlantic school officials forced the girls to remove their clothes during an investigation into a theft.

The families and their lawyers say it amounts to a strip-search, which is illegal in Iowa schools.

School officials say the search was "allowable" under board rules.

 

Online Producer-Chris Becker

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