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.
A locker provided to a student at a public school is, by definition, public property. It should be made clear to students from the beginning that lockers are subject to inspection. Since the school is then merely inspecting public lockers that are known not to be private, there should be no expectation of personal privacy for the locker or its contents.
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.
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.
What ever you bring to school is not yours. I don't see any issues with privacy in student locker searches, unless you have something to hide. The only thing people are going to feel uncomfortable about is things that they aren't supposed to have. So no, I don't think it violates privacy concerns, not one bit.
School lockers are not the student's private property. Schools have a right to make sure that illegal activities are not taking place on their premises, so they should have regular access to the places where drugs and weapons could be held in, the lockers. The students must be informed prior to be assigned lockers, and regularly after.
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.
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.
I totally agree that searches of lockers can avoid privacy concerns. Lockers within the premises of School belongs to school, so the school has the right to search lockers within the school. There is agreement between student and school authorities that authorities can always search the school lockers. Moreover,search of lockers can help school authorities in order to track what activities is going on within the school boundary.
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
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.
I believe that searches of student-lockers avoid privacy concerns do not avoid any privacy concerns because the student is only supposed to have the school required things inside the locker. The locker is not supposed to be used as anything else as storage for books and extras that are used in school. The school has a right to check the lockers in case there is any wrong children bringing any type of weapon or drugs to school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When a school gives a student a locker it effectively gifts that student a private area within the school. Until that student leaves they are the only person that should have access to the locker. They could store family pictures and other personal items so for someone to search a locker is an invasion of 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.
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.
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.