Presentation on theme: ""... The warrant requirement, in particular, is unsuited to the school environment... [T]he legality of a search of a student should depend simply on the."— Presentation transcript:
"... The warrant requirement, in particular, is unsuited to the school environment... [T]he legality of a search of a student should depend simply on the reasonableness, under all the circumstances, of the search... Such a search will be permissible in its scope when the measures adopted are reasonably related to the objectives of the search and not excessively intrusive in light of the age and sex of the student and the nature of the infraction. " —Justice Byron White, speaking for the majority
What did you think about the event that just occurred? Was the student treated fairly? The student claimed that security can't conduct a search without a warrant. Do you think this is true? Why or why not? Do the rules that police must follow regarding searches apply to school officials? Should the same rules apply? Why or why not?
A New Jersey high school student was accused of violating school rules by smoking in the bathroom, leading an assistant principal to search her purse for cigarettes. The vice principal discovered marijuana and other items that implicated the student in dealing marijuana. The student tried to have the evidence from her purse suppressed, contending that mere possession of cigarettes was not a violation of school rules; therefore, a desire for evidence of smoking in the restroom did not justify the search. The Supreme Court decided that the search did not violate the Constitution and established more lenient standards for reasonableness in school searches.
LMSD turned on tracking software capturing screen shots and pictures of students over a two-year period Blake Robbins was presented with a photo by an assistant principal of him in his bedroom The principal disciplined Robbins for behavior outside of the school
BLAKE ROBBINSLOWER MERION LAPTOPS
A second student filed suit as a result of a court order making LMSD disclose to families that it had secretly tracked students Eventually after national attention and investigations by state, local, and federal officials and a senate judiciary hearing on the matter, Robbins and the second student are awarded $610,000 in a settlement ($425,000 for legal fees)