ERIC Number: EJ708691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 16
Are Drug Sweeps in Public Schools Legal?
Essex, Nathan L.
Clearing House, v78 n2 p57 Nov-Dec 2004
To search or not to search is a perplexing issue facing school leaders. On one hand, school officials are responsible for providing a safe and orderly learning environment for all students. On the other hand, they must recognize and respect students' personal rights. Achieving this delicate balance often is difficult for school officials. This article examines a couple court cases that questioned the constitutionality of drugs sweeps in public schools. The article lists guidelines school officials should consider to protect the constitutional rights of students and minimize legal challenges by parents and students.
Descriptors: Student Rights, Police, Crime, Court Litigation, Public Schools, Drug Abuse, Narcotics, Search and Seizure, School Law, Civil Rights
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina