Q: can a student in northern california be taken into a room have his back pack searched and search the student?
He was not read any miranda wrights no school cops were involved falsely detaing him and making allegations of smoking weed. He was never told why they were searching him or his backpack and they did not notfy me or his mom
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A: In California, and throughout the other 49 states, Police And Law Enforcement have been granted additional authority to conduct searches and seizures which otherwise fall under the umbrella of traditional 4th Amendment protections. The underlying rationale is that school zones with children and even university and colleges require additional safeguards to keep students safe and secure while under responsibility of the school district. "Portal to portal" responsibility for safety extends from the front doors of the residences to campus and back so yes, searches of backpacks,lockers, and persons are valid and supported by the Constitution. Even the introduction of canine sniffs of lockers and unobtrusive searches that are the functional equivalent are deemed valid in most jurisdictions.
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