Harrisville Central School denies claims brought by student in lawsuit

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Officials with Harrisville Central School are denying claims brought forward by a student who is suing the district.

The female student filed the suit, claiming she was subject of a strip and rectal body-cavity search by a school nurse.

The incident allegedly happened in 2015, when the student says she was confronted by Harrisville’s superintendent, principal and the nurse, all of whom accused her of having drugs.

After being forcibly examined, and having no drugs found, the student says she was told to leave the office.

According to the Watertown Daily Times, the school is countering, saying it had “reasonable suspicion” and that the student was “lawful custody” at the time.

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