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New Jersey v. T.L.O. Questions

INITIAL THOUGHTS:
1. When should the police have the right to search you or your property? - reasonable grounds to believe that a student possesses evidence of illegal activity or activity that would interfere with school discipline.” 2. When should a school employee have the right to search you or your belongings? - a school official may properly conduct a search of student’s person if the official has a reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed or reasonable cause to believe that the search is necessary to maintain school discipline or enforce school policies.” FACTS OF THE CASE:

3. How old was T.L.O.?
- 14 year old
4. What was T.L.O. caught doing?
- Smoking cigarettes in the bathroom.
5. What did T.L.O. say when he/she was caught?
- She had never smoke in her life.
6. What did the Vice-Principal do next?
- She called the cops
7. What did the Vice- President find in T.L.O’s possession? - she found a small amount of marijuana, a pipe, and a large amount of money and an index card with a list of students that owed T.L.O. money.

8. T.L.O. was charged with what crime?
- Drug dealing
9. What did T.L.O. try to have done with the evidence against her? What reason did T.L.O. give? -
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10. What did the Juvenile Court decide?
- court agreed that searches by school officials do not violate the Fourth Amendment as long as the official has “ reasonable grounds to believe that a student possesses evidence of illegal activity or activity that would interfere with school discipline 11. When T.L.O. appealed the case to the New Jersey Supreme Court, what was decided? -

12. Where did the state of New Jersey appeal the case to?
- Juvenile court
RESULTS:
13. Who did the Supreme Court rule in favor of?
- THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY
14. What was the Supreme Court’s reasoning?
- THE LEGALITY (WETHER IT’S LEGAL OR NOT) OF A SEARCH OF A STUDENT SHOULD DEPEND SIMPLY ON REASONABLENESS UNDER ALL THE...