The school district now has taken the case to the Supreme Court, which will hear arguments today.
Adam Wolf, Redding's attorney from the American Civil Liberties Union, said strip searches of children are "traumatic events" and that the case could set important new guidelines for schools.
"Never in your worst nightmare do you envision your child standing naked in front of her school officials," Wolf said. "If the court signs off on the strip search, we could very well see more strip searches in our schools. It is a proposition that should scare every parent out there."
But school officials say they have a duty to find dangerous drugs.
"Most schools that engage in strip searches do it because they are acting in good faith," said Francisco Negron of the National School Boards Association. "They are doing it because they feel an intense need to protect the safety of the students.
But Savana and her mother say schools can go too far -- and put students at risk.
"They keep saying that they did it to keep everyone safe. What about me?" Savana said. "They didn't keep me safe by doing that."