Lawyers For Four Middle School Girls Weigh Legal Action Against Binghamton School District


BINGHAMTON (WSKG) — The lawyers for four middle school girls who say they were strip searched say they’re considering a lawsuit against the Binghamton City School District.

In January, there was community furor over accusations against the East Middle School principal and school nurse for strip searching four girls for acting hyper and giddy.

The girls have lawyers through the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Cara McClellan and the other lawyers sent a letter to the district with a list of demands and asking to meet in person with district officials within ten days.

That deadline was last week.

“We’re hopeful that the school district will do what’s right and meet the demands, which are really modest demands in light of what occurred, but as the letter says, we may need to take legal action to ensure their rights are fully vindicated,” said McClellan.

The Binghamton City School District has not responded to a request for comment. Typically, governmental agencies do not comment on pending litigation.