Students Rights

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Civics Report

Students Rights

I chose to do my report on students rights in the public

school system. Lisa Rowe, then sixteen a student at Teaneck High

School, in New Jersey, thought she was doing a good dead when

she returned a purse she'd found in her English class. When she

took the purse to the office instead of being rewarded she was told

to step into the principals office and asked to pull up her sweater

and pull down her slacks, and then she was searched. Why? In

case she was hiding stolen money from the purse. That is just one

example of how students rights are being violated, and here is

another. In the case T.L.O. Vs NEW JERSEY a girl got cought

smoking in the bathroom of her school. She was then taken to the

office, and asked to open her purse and spill out the contence.

What was found in the purse was marijauna a role of money and

notes sujesting that she was a marijuna dealer. Her parrents soon

filed a suit against the school on the basis that the evidence found

was obtained illegally becauce no search warrent was used. In

1985 the case got all the way to the supreme court. The court ruled

that the fourth amendment rights didn't apply in the school, and

school officialsstill have to have reasonable suspicion not probale

cause. Another famous case is the case TINKER Vs DES

MOINES where two students wanted to protest the war by

wearing arm bands. When the school officials saw what the two

students were wearing the teachers demanded that the students

take the arm bands off at once. The case got all the way to the

United States Supreme Court. The Supreme Court said that the

students had...