What Are Your Rights As A Student When A Teacher or Other Faculty Member Requests To Search Your Personal Belongings?

Recently, I was honored to help teach three Civics classes at a local high school in a discussion of Supreme Court cases addressing how the 4th Amendment of the US Constitution, which guards against unreasonable search and seizures, applies in the school setting.  The case of Safford Unified School District v. Redding 557 U.S. 364 (2009) played …

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