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PlasticSalamander
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Andrew_UK
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Should locker searches be conducted randomly?

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Started: 2/7/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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PlasticSalamander

Pro

Should locker searches be conducted randomly without an advanced notice to students?
Andrew_UK

Con

I accept the con side of the debate. Random locker searches are unacceptable. Please state your case.
Debate Round No. 1
PlasticSalamander

Pro

I believe that locker searches should be randomly conducted for the safety of the staff and/or students. Advance warning gives a student time to hide contraband materials such as illegal drugs or weapons. While I understand that unannounced locker searches may bring up the issue of a student's privacy, I believe it is better to have a safe school. If a student has nothing to hide, they would not be concerned at all about random searches.
Andrew_UK

Con

Random locker searches are not going to solve the problem of contraband, illegal drugs, or weapons. If the police have reasonable grounds to suspect that a particular student is hiding anything of it in his / her school locker, they may get a court order to search that particular locker. The student will not necessarily be notified that an order had been granted.
If you allow random locker searches, than the school staff will simply have too much power over the students. They may equally well start to abuse it for other improper purposes, such as intimidation, or as a means of extracting confidential information. This infringes on the civil liberties that every person has, which is the right to privacy.
Furthermore, there is no empirical evidence to suggest that random locker searches will necessarily work. The burden of proof is on you, Sir, to prove that the measure is so efficient, that it is worth the sacrifice. Don't you think that there are plenty of other places where you can hide illegal stuff?
Debate Round No. 2
PlasticSalamander

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Andrew_UK

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PlasticSalamander

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Debate Round No. 4
PlasticSalamander

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