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 warrant
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 a right to wear arm bands just as
long as they wernt going to harm themselvs or any one elts. Just a coupple of
laws on students rights. The First Amendment says that you have a right to
freedom of speech, press, religion, and freedon to a peaceful assembly. The
Second Amendment says that you have the right to be secure in your home, and
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