Do schools have the right to search students' lockers?
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Also, what do you mean 'all the time'? Are you saying schools go around opening lockers everyday, week, month? Can you explain what you meant?
But I think they shouldn't check lockers if the student is inosent and doesn't have any suspiction.
I want to be nice too, if I said anything mean, or insulting, I apologize, it wasn't my intention.
I highly doubt schools check lockers every week. It would be a waste of time for schools to check students lockers once a week, they have more important things to do. Unless they have dogs come by sniffing for drugs, which isn't searching lockers, they would most likely only search a locker if the dog smelled something, or they received a tip from another student. Going from locker to locker, searching them would be inefficient. Some schools have thousands of students, and lockers for each of them.
Because schools own the lockers, they have every right to open up the locker and search it. Searching a locker does not mean they can go through personal items without permission, or a reason. They should only have the right to search the locker. Students are only borrowing the lockers from schools. The students do not own their lockers, they are assigned to them. Students also have the option not to use them.
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Vote Placed by Peepette 6 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Both sides agree that probable cause to search lockers is permissible. The distinguishing factor is CON contends it?s wrong because privacy is violated and personal belongings are included in searches. Some students are innocent but get searched anyway. How can innocence be known by CON, just an assertion. Pro makes a solid point that searches take time and there are more pressing issues to attend than searching lockers with frequency, it?s not done without cause. Since lockers are school property searches with cause are justified and students can opt not to use them or keep their personal belongings with them. S&G: tied, CON had some selling errors but they did not affect readability. Both exhibited appropriate conduct. Sources tied, not applicable. This was a very thin debate with a lot of assertions made with no proof or substantial reasoning. Doing research on the topic citing law or precedence would have added substance to the debate.
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