$3 mil­lion set­tle­ment reached over drug search at high school

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AT­LANTA | A le­gal ad­vo­cacy group says a pro­posed $3 mil­lion set­tle­ment has been reached in a law­suit against a sus­pended Ge­or­gia sher­iff who also faces crim­i­nal charges over a drug search at a high school.

The South­ern Cen­ter for Hu­man Rights in June filed a fed­eral civil rights law­suit against Worth County Sher­iff Jeff Hobby and more than a dozen deputies.

A grand jury last month in­dicted Sher­iff Hobby and two deputies on charges re­lated to the April search at Worth County High School. They are ac­cused of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing sev­eral stu­dents dur­ing a search for drugs.

Ac­cord­ing to the law­suit, Sher­iff Hobby or­dered his deputies to put the school on lock­down, gather about 900 stu­dents in the gym and have them

stand spread-ea­gle for a pat-down search. The deputies groped stu­dents’ breasts and gen­i­tals dur­ing the search.

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