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Right to search Lockers?

Posted Nov 9, '08 at 9:46am

PixelSmash

PixelSmash

579 posts

I think this is more of an issue in the USA than where I'm from... but the lockers are owned by the school, and students simply borrow them. This gives the school the right to inspect if they see such a thing fit.

On the other hand, if there are students who really want to practice illegal activities, they will find a way anyway.

 

Posted Nov 9, '08 at 4:07pm

Flipski

Flipski

639 posts

I think that it is completely okay to search students lockers without warning. Lockers are a location for students to keep their books, and it is on school property. So the school is allowed to survey and things placed on their property and to determine whether they should be allowed to stay there. If you had a box on your front lawn and people started putting things in it, you would feel that it is your right to know what is being placed on your property. Also I think it is important to make sure that students aren't bringing dangerous or inapropriate things to campus. I don't think that stuents have any say in whether they should look at what is in their lockers or not. If you have things that you would rather not be seen, dont bring them. And a locker isnt personal property. Its purpose is to store books.

 

Posted Nov 9, '08 at 4:25pm

theone99

theone99

3,242 posts

Well another thing,when you go to school to sign-up you sign papers..being a small student you dont read it..well somewhere in there it says "I give the right for search of my locker" or something.

 

Posted Nov 9, '08 at 7:05pm

nonconformist

nonconformist

1,177 posts

Alright so lockers say at the YMCA or sumthing like that aren't your property? yet u pay for it right? They aren't allowed to check wats in there cuz its urs. I totally disagree with locker checks. First its a huge invasion of privacy. U sign papers, and PAY for your locker. Well i have to. In my school some guy got arrested because they checked his locker and found like 20 g of weed (for those who dont know thats about 200 bucks... 10 $ per gram) and they arrested him. During trial he found out they did a locker check, and then sued the school. Our school lost enough money to aloow him to post bail... i think like 40 grand or so. So now our school can't do it. Anyways we have a police man to check for drugs, and kids here aren't stupid to keep it in our lockers with the bag open...And shine... i wouldn't post that online lol. U telling the dean about drugs... if that guy, his dealer, or the person he gives it to to sell found out about what you did, they'd would shoot you with out a blink of an eye. Seen it happen to many times.
To those who leave drugs in your locker... keep them in ur car plz! although weed may smell good (when not lit up and smoked... just the plant itself) some ppl cant stand the smell of some of these drugs.... anyways locker= easily broken into

 

Posted Nov 9, '08 at 7:13pm

ShintetsuWA

ShintetsuWA

3,305 posts

Alright so lockers say at the YMCA or sumthing like that aren't your property? yet u pay for it right? They aren't allowed to check wats in there cuz its urs. I totally disagree with locker checks.


We are talking about school lockers, not community sports lockers. Of course they can't search your things in YMCA lockers, because it's frankly your stuff! School lockers are supposed to be only for your books and your books only! Schools have every right to search their own lockers and I'm happy and grateful that they are doing so.
 

Posted Nov 9, '08 at 7:24pm

theone99

theone99

3,242 posts

i dont think that they should have the right to watch cameras unless its for fighting or a killing,,not skipping.

 

Posted Nov 9, '08 at 7:25pm

Naruto

Naruto

690 posts

i think if they have a good reason to they should be able to

 

Posted Nov 9, '08 at 7:28pm

Jefferysinspiration

Jefferysinspiration

3,236 posts

Yeah if they put the point to the kids that there has been evidence of such things found and they will be searching lockers then i believe they have a right too.
Although in the first page wilddingo said there should be a form, i agree with this.

 

Posted Nov 9, '08 at 7:31pm

theone99

theone99

3,242 posts

Well another thing,when you go to school to sign-up you sign papers..being a small student you dont read it..well somewhere in there it says "I give the right for search of my locker" or something.


well thats what i said..and before you sign-up for school they give you papers to sign..do you actually read them? and they should have your consent on what the situation is and stuff.i would only let them if they suspected something..not out of randomness.
 

Posted Nov 9, '08 at 7:34pm

ShintetsuWA

ShintetsuWA

3,305 posts

Here's the problem with that. People who don't agree with the consent of having police search their lockers are people that obviously have that sort of thing at home and they feel like they need it in their locker. And if it really does bother you, then look in page 1-2. I noted that police use dogs to track the drugs. If you don't have drugs in your locker, then why worry? The only people that worry about that kind of thing are people that actually have that stuff, no offense >_>

 
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