School Official Allegedly Forced Students to Strip Down as She Searched Them for Vapes

A Wisconsin superintendent faces charges after she allegedly held six girls in a high school bathroom and told them to strip down while she checked to see if they were hiding vaping devices.

Oconto County District Attorney Edward Burke announced Monday that Suring Public Schools Superintendent Kelly Casper, 51, has been charged with six counts of false imprisonment following accusations that on Jan. 18, she made four of the girls strip down to their underwear in a school bathroom.

The other two students allegedly involved in the search claimed they weren’t wearing underwear, and said they had been permitted to keep their leggings on, according to court documents.

The imprisonment charges come after Burke previously said that an initial investigation into the searches did not find that administrators broke the law, but that by allegedly holding the students in the bathroom, Casper did violate a state code that bars school employees from confining students.

“The State concludes that Kelly Casper lacked legal authority to confine the students in a small restroom located off the nurses office located in the Suring School Public School complex,” Burke said in a news release. “The facts and surrounding circumstances leads the State to conclude that the children involved did not consent to being confined.”