PHOENIX - An eighth grader at Osborn Middle School in Phoenix was asked to strip down to his gym shorts by two women -- the principal and assistant principal -- to check for drugs, his father says.
An advanced placement math teacher, whom Daniel Thompson says has had issues with his son all year, allegedly complained of smelling pot and sent Andrew to the principal’s office.
Once in the office, the female principal and assistant principal took him into a closed room and asked him to take off his shirt and cargo shorts, Thompson said.
Superintendent Dr. Wilma Baskett denies Andrew was asked to take off his shirt.
The women then checked around the waistband of his gym shorts for drugs and found nothing. Neither the officer on campus nor the boy's father was contacted before or after the incident, Thompson said.
When Andrew told his father what happened, Thompson says he contacted the principal who did not apologize or say they did anything wrong.
"Supposedly drugs were involved but I never got a phone call. At all, period. I wasn't notified whatsoever from the school," Thompson said.
Superintendent Baskett told ABC15 she’s talked to the family but they do not agree on the actions that need to be taken.
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