Backpack and locker searches

Really scary stuff, like hunting gear, pocketknives, fire crackers, prescription medication. Maybe a gun-shaped Pop-Tart or two.

Backpack and locker searches

Really scary stuff, like hunting gear, pocketknives, fire crackers, prescription medication. Maybe a gun-shaped Pop-Tart or two.

Backpack and locker searches

The dogs, which are trained to find drugs, alcohol, gun powder-based products, tobacco and medications, also are used locally in Grandville, Forest Hills, East Kentwood and Byron Center schools among 46 districts across the state.

Records obtained by MLive and the Grand Rapids Press under the Freedom of Information Act show the findings by dogs at area schools are relatively low compared to overall student population, but educators believe the more vigilant they are, the better for students.

The public records request showed the discovery of more than 86 prohibited substances or items at the area schools that have used Interquest since Alcohol, tobacco and marijuana or drug paraphernalia were the most common finds, but dogs also alerted to fireworks and a toy cap gun among other items banned from school property.

The searches are performed at random, meaning that no single student is ever the target.

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They have no right to question or resist. They need not have done anything wrong. Dubious safety concerns— seize the fishing knives! The 5-year-old canine rolled through the halls with his nose to the ground until he picked up a suspicious scent inside a locker and sat down next to it.

Heys rewarded him with a toy and a school security officer opened the door.

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The imitation narcotic was one of several substances she and the other handlers had planted prior to the search to be sure the canines are performing. Follow Robby Soave on Twitter.Mar 09,  · I believe that schools should and shouldn't be allowed to do random backpack and locker searches because they're intruding your own space, but then also, they could be helping you b/c you might be doing drugs or webkandii.com: Resolved.

Some searches are clearly illegal, for example, if a teacher searches a student's locker on a hunch or for no reason. If a teacher suspects that a person has contraband only in his locker, then a search of that student's backpack probably isn't justified either.

If your locker is considered personal property, then your school may not search your locker unless it has a “reasonable suspicion” that it may find something against the law or school rules.

But if your locker is considered school property, then your locker can be searched. The debate behind locker and backpack searches in many schools revolves around the rights of the students versus the rights of the school. Some students have fought against these types of searches, maintaining that they have the right to privacy.

[Locker Searches/Personal Searches] The principal at your school has instituted random locker and backpack/bookbag searches to check for guns, knives, and other weapons.

Anyone caught with these weapons will be immediately suspended. School Searches and Seizure. Can a student’s school locker or desk be searched? Can the school search my pockets, backpack, or other personal items? When it comes to your body and property, there are rules that must be followed.

Which rules apply depends on who is doing the search.

OSBA | Schools Have Authority To Search Lockers