Parent Questions School Policy

by Jacqueline Sit
NewsWest 9

At Tuesday night's E.C.I.S.D. board meeting, we reported on a parent who publicly announced her concerns about the school district's policy when it comes down to questioning or frisking students.  Michelle Lambert says the incident she shared happened several weeks ago when a male vice principal and an officer questioned her daughter inside a Permian High School classroom.

"I'm hoping nothing happened I'm assuming nothing happened.  Samantha didn't say anything I was basically just brushed off because they didn't violate any policy because there wasn't one.  My endeavor is to make one so it could keep the kids safe in school," Michelle Lambert, a concerned parent from Permian High School, said.

But there is a policy, NewsWest Nine checked out the student handbook.  When it comes to questioning students at school there is no policy that says an official of the same gender must be present when it happens.  While it hasn't been a problem Lambert wants to make sure it doesn't become one.

"They have every right I do not disagree at all but with female students they need a female present, and they didn't do it they don't understand in some instances girls react differently from boys do we need to make it happen," Lambert said.

We spoke with E.C.I.S.D. Police Chief Brian Moersch, and he tells NewsWest Nine they are actively investigating this alleged incident and adds the vice principal and officer acted within policy.

Now this mother is bringing this to light to simply ask for a change in policy and prevent something that could happen in the future to protect both the students and school district.