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Can searches of student lockers avoid privacy concerns?

  • Schools should be aloud to search the lockers

    Schools should be aloud to search the lockers because its their property. Lockers were not made to keep everything you own private from the school, it was made to protect your belongings from other students because the teachers are more trust worthy then students. It also is without saying that the only reason why a school official would want to search a students locker is because the student has something in their locker that is not allowed there or was stolen so if a student did not steal anything, then they would not have to worry about it. Another thing is that there would be no need to bring personal items to school like a diary because it would not be essential to a students knowledge so there for, if they do bring something like that to school, then they are bringing it of their own free will.

  • Stop school shootings

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  • Locker searches isn't a violation of privacy.

    Technically the lockers belong to the school so the school can do what they want. Also if the students are hiding things in their locker that could harm someone and no one knows students lives would be at stake. All in all it technically isn't a violation of privacy because nothing is yours.

  • It keeps the school safe.

    Students could be hiding anything in a locker. You never know what could be in there. Not checking lockers could lead to death. I hate to go that far but yes it can happen. Plus, the lockers don't even belong to the students. Why is it a problem for them anyway? Let's just let parents have the right to know their children are safe going to school.

  • The lockers are school property

    Since the lockers are school property, the school has the right to search them whenever they want. Locker searches help prevent crime by discouraging students from bringing drugs and/or guns/ knives to school. If students fear locker searches they are less likely to bring contraband to school for fear of punishment, ultimately protecting students from in-school crime

  • Lockers should be permitted but if a child violates a necessary school rule, then the result should be a search of the locker.

    Lockers are a wonderful part of growing up. Not only do they give a sense of belonging to the high school population but they are extremely convenient for the many books and papers. They also teach a child to take care of their own space. If the only alternative to keeping children safe is to search or not have any lockers, it is better to have the lockers and search a child's locker if he or she has violated any rules.

    Posted by: DisillusionedGilberto67
  • Yes, searches of a student's locker can avoid privacy concerns, if they conduct them in a certain way.

    If a student's locker is searched in an indirect manner, it could very well negate privacy concerns. In one case, asking the student for permission, and perhaps a written consent form, can alleviate any concerns about privacy. The use of sniffer dogs to detect illegal substances, without the need to actually open the locker, is another way around privacy concerns as well.

    Posted by: R4yAnych
  • Searches of student lockers can avoid privacy concerns because they are located at the school and are the school's property.

    I believe the school owns the lockers. If they want to search them, that is their right. Students know they don't own the locker, so they don't need to bring anything to put in them that they don't want the school to find.

    Posted by: darcyska
  • yes and no because of population going up for kids to drop out

    we should not want to destract them there saing maybe they will search my locker and some one wants me gone that bad that they would plant somethin in my locker.but we also want the kids to be safe.

  • Searches of student lockers can avoid privacy concerns if they are handled as if they are police matters, with the same kind of constraints.

    I am never for the violation of civil rights, including the right to privacy. Of course, as we have learned in recent years, some rights have been been skirted in the name of security. While there are occasional incidents of police abusing their powers of searching, thousands of warranted searches occur without violation. If a school system were able to create some kind of search procedure in which a significant amount of probable cause led to the desire to search, it would at least be justifiable to a degree when presented in a court of law. Of course the procedures should follow the same type of procedures of law enforcement. If searches based on conjecture are eliminated, then privacy can be, for the most part, maintained.

    Posted by: EBaker
  • No we need privacy

    School locker, raises privacy concerns. If it was public, it would be made of clear material and not have a lock. That being said, privacy concerns are not the only ones. First of all, these searches are clearly legal. Additionally, if there is a reasonable system in place to ensure that school authorities have reasonable cause for searches, the privacy concern is minimized (although not eliminated). Lastly, the safety of the students can over-ride the privacy concerns. Anytime any official looks in anything that is closed, including a locker, it raises privacy concerns. Sometimes, however, other concerns are more important than privacy

  • NAH

    school locker, raises privacy concerns. If it was public, it would be made of clear material and not have a lock. That being said, privacy concerns are not the only ones. First of all, these searches are clearly legal. Additionally, if there is a reasonable system in place to ensure that school authorities have reasonable cause for searches, the privacy concern is minimized (although not eliminated). Lastly, the safety of the students can over-ride the privacy concerns. Anytime any official looks in anything that is closed, including a locker, it raises privacy concerns. Sometimes, however, other concerns are more important than privacy.

  • no its an invasion of your privacy

    even though its the school property when the student is using the locker it is their property until its vacant as long as there's no physical damage. so no i don't think they should be allowed its rude and invading and unless you have created damage to the locker and you have a real good reason to search them.

  • No! Searches of student lockers cannot avoid privacy concerns.

    The rights of privacy are covered by the Amendments to the Constitution, therefore those doing the search should have a warrant and the parents of the student should be present at the time of the search. That, after all, is the law; just because students are minors does not mean they have no rights in America.

    Posted by: LimpingChauncey64
  • Searches of student lockers do impact privacy concerns, but must be allowed anyway.

    By its very nature, a search of a student locker is a violation of that student's privacy. The locker may be the property of the school, but the student can put a lock on it to secure it, creating an expectation of privacy. However, the interest of the school - and indeed society as a whole - preempts the student's privacy interest. Schools need to use reasonable methods to secure the safety of our young people.

    Posted by: StandingGerald60
  • Most teens consider a locker search an invasion of privacy, so locker searches would not avoid privacy concerns.

    Teen and pre-teen students believe their lockers are private, or should be private. There is anger when school staff conducts a locker search, as students feel their privacy is being violated. Conducting locker searches does not, therefore, avoid privacy concerns. Instead, conducting locker searches invites controversy over privacy concerns.

    Posted by: TrashyBrain42
  • I oppose the searching of students lockers because it is an invasion of their privacy.

    If a teacher feels that a student is hiding something in his or her locker they should contact the students parents. Teachers and school officials do not have the right to invade their lockers. The school issues the lockers to the student at the start of the year and it is theirs to use and store things. Just as a police officer can not search an adults car without a good reason a teacher can not search a students locker.

    Posted by: ExcitedRonald
  • No, locker searches may avoid future problems, and therefore is worth the privacy violations.

    Although this whole world thinks they need to have a right to privacy, as soon as something bad happens, people are screaming and asking why wasn't something done. If lockers where searched regularly, then maybe the prospect of school shootings might go down. Everyone wants their privacy, but in today's world, sometimes we need to give something up to protect ourselves.

    Posted by: WillowsErv
  • Any search of a private space raises privacy concerns, but some invasions are justified.

    Any search of any private space, including a school locker, raises privacy concerns. If it was public, it would be made of clear material and not have a lock. That being said, privacy concerns are not the only ones. First of all, these searches are clearly legal. Additionally, if there is a reasonable system in place to ensure that school authorities have reasonable cause for searches, the privacy concern is minimized (although not eliminated). Lastly, the safety of the students can over-ride the privacy concerns. Anytime any official looks in anything that is closed, including a locker, it raises privacy concerns. Sometimes, however, other concerns are more important than privacy.

    Posted by: P4cBran
  • I believe that searching student lockers is alright because of the violence that is going on in our schools today.

    It is sad, but in today's society of drugs and violent crimes happening on our campuses, the authorities are within their rights to search student lockers. If just one life is saved, it would be worth it. Parents have the right to feel that their children are safe when they send them to school and if locker searches find just one rotten apple who intends to do harm to others, it is worth it. I feel that if students know that there will be mandatory locker searches that it might deter them from bringing illegal items to school.

    Posted by: R0d0Ferdy

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