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Over 900 High School Students Were Gropep By Officers During Warrantless Drug Sweep In Georgia, Lawsuit Says

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Over 900 High School Students Were Gropep By Officers During Warrantless Drug Sweep In Georgia, Lawsuit Says

According to a federal lawsuit, over 900 students at a Georgia high school were groped by law enforcement officers during a drug sweep that was conducted without a warrant and didn’t yield any drugs, claims KTLA reports.

The suit was filed by a human rights group on behalf of students at Worth County High after an April 14 incident when about 40 officers showed up at the school without advance notice.

According to the report, the officers put the school on lockdown for four hours and ordered many students into hallways, where they were forced to stand spread eagle, the lawsuit says.

Officers cupped boys’ genitals, touched girls’ vaginas, reached inside bras, touched girls’ bare breasts, patted their buttocks and placed their hands inside girls’ underwear against their will, court documents say. No drugs were found.

Political Dig was unable to contact Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby for comment. But the sheriff’s office told local station WALB the searches were legal — despite not having warrants or permission from parents or the school system — because school administrators were present during the pat-downs.

However, school administrators are distancing themselves and are reportedly upset about the police actions.

“The egregious thing that happened was he didn’t search just those individuals but he searched every single student at the school,” said Tommy Coleman, the Worth County School Board attorney. “There was aggressive searches and touching of undergarments and breast and genitalia by deputies.”

Coleman said the superintendent and principal have spoken to some of the parents.

“It’s been a matter of great public concern,” he said.

Parents were also furious. Amaryllis Coleman told WALB that an officer reached below her daughter’s panty line during the search.

“The whole community is upset about this. Our children were violated and we’re banding together,” Coleman said.

Watch TYT’s report in the video below:

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