Students stood by their desks and exposed their pockets and ankles. No one was touched during the search. Provenzano and Cooper also searched the backpacks.
To me, that seems like an approriate response. But the ACLU is up in arms, with a spokesman saying:
"If someone came forward and said, 'I saw an iPod in Jimmy's bag,' that would be reasonable suspicion. They could search that one student," Hensler said.
But a mass search is not legal unless an administrator can prove reasonable suspicion that each student broke a school rule or violated the law, he said.
It's ultimately up to a judge as to what is "reasonable" in these circumstances, but the school's actions seem reasonable to me.