Swartz Creek, MI asked in Education Law for Michigan

Q: My son was searched at school today because a teacher said he looked high. What can I do?

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A: In Michigan, if your son was searched at school because a teacher suspected him of being under the influence, it's important to first understand the school's policies on searches and drug suspicion. Schools generally have some latitude to conduct searches to maintain a safe environment, but they must also respect students' rights. You can request a meeting with school officials to discuss the incident, the basis for the suspicion, and the manner in which the search was conducted. Additionally, consider consulting with a lawyer to explore your son's rights and any potential actions if you believe the search was unjustified or conducted improperly.

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