NO SCHOOL SEARCHES
Students rights when it comes to searches and seizures
What Rights Do We Have!?
Why Take Away These Rights?
How Do We Know This Is Actually Happening?
case #1: Maryland's Kent County High April 16, 2004.
A sophomore Heather Gore was enjoying her normal morning at school, painting a picture in her art class when suddenly the speakers overhead announced "The school is now in lockdown." Heather was used to this by now and just hoped it would go by quickly so she could finish her panting. Heather doesn't do drugs, or hang out with anyone who does them so she wasn't worried, but when an officer came in explaining her bag had been "hit" she was forced to come with them. Heather was confused because she knew she didn't have any drugs, anywhere. That's exactly what the police found, nothing. That wasn't the end of the already traumatizing search. They took Gore to a room and searched her. Poor Heather already scared even though she did nothing wrong was sobbing, and frightened. Her sense of security was gone, and was being treated like a criminal even though she did nothing wrong. Her friend, had been searched too, and when she cried the officer had told her " don't worry this is practice for the future." Both of their first amendment rights were disregarded that day. If this is practice for the future what kind of world do we live in?
How Do Some People Feel about this Subject ?
Anonymous : That it is an invasion of privacy, that schools shouldn't do it and if they had reason to suspect drugs, violence, or weapons to just call the police.
Michelle : I think searches are good, in case someone brings something illegal to school, an then spreads it would be terrible so i am glad there is searches.