Saturday night, a certified TSA official will be at the Santa Fe High School prom to oversee student searches.

This all comes after two Capital High School students, sisters, filed a lawsuit saying they were groped by a security agent at Capital High School’s prom last month. On Friday, the court ordered Santa Fe Public Schools and the security company ASI to provide at least one TSA certified person at the Santa Fe High School prom and the Capital High School graduation.

The restraining order also spells out the specific ways security can perform searches. It says a pat-down is only to be used if there are reasonable grounds and that pat-downs should not be used as a first approach for every student.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 talked to one of the sisters suing the district earlier this week. Candice Herrera said, “She grabbed my breast and shook the inner part of my bra and shook it and then picked up the front of my dress to mid thigh and she was patting down my bare legs.” Capital’s Principal told us she was standing right there when students were searched and doesn’t remember any students complaining about the pat downs.

Meanwhile, Santa Fe Public Schools says it’s happy to comply with the Federal Court’s decision, saying, student safety is a priority.

Gotta keep the slaves in line you know.




  1. dlrdon says:

    TSA isn’t going to the “PROM”, they wouldn’t unless parents there just like at the airport. State can’t tell government employees where to work. TSA helps the Government out at political events like when the prez or people running for the job come to town, to assist the Secret Service.

  2. B. Dog says:

    They could have deputized the kids for a day and let them do the groping.

  3. JH says:

    #19… best response yet!

    Nothing I hate more than to go to a school function and see it (the school) treated like an armed camp.

  4. moss says:

    #14 got it right. State police provided security.

  5. Mr. Fusion says:

    I agree. When it is time for armed guards at a prom, it is time to cancel the prom.

    At my prom, way back sometime last century, there was one cop. He sat in his car by the gym entrance the entire night. A good time was had by all.

  6. HenryTG says:

    B. Dog #22 said, “They could have deputized the kids for a day and let them do the groping.”
    Great funny idea!

    chuck #19 said, “If you need security guards and searches at the prom then it’s time to cancel the prom.”
    I couldn’t agree more.

  7. McCullough says:

    Back in my day, the dances were patrolled by bad ass nuns. NOBODY got out of line.