SEARCHES OF STUDENTS: T.L.O. AND BEYOND Public Schools of Robeson County August 6, 2014. Grady L. Hunt Locklear, Jacobs, Hunt & Brooks (910) 521-3413 [email protected]
Grady L. Hunt
Locklear, Jacobs, Hunt & Brooks
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What are the legal limits and standards imposed upon school officials when conducting searches and seizures of students?
The Fourth Amendment protects all U.S. citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures by government officials: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…”
>Was there “reasonable suspicion” of finding evidence of wrongdoing?
2) Was the action “permissible in its scope?”
> Was the search “not excessively intrusive” in light of the circumstances?