1. Write a brief summary (one paragraph each of 3-5 sentences) of the New Jersey v. T.L.O. and Vernonia v. Acton cases. In the New Jersey v. T.L.O. the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the school district, after they found a 14 year old girl smoking in the bathroom. And got her consent to search her bag. In which they found different types of drugs as well as she had intended to sell.
The case that Stephen G. Breyer that he was really active in was United States v. Lopez. This case a twelfth grader bring a gun to school. “[He was] charged under Texas law with possession of a firearm on school premises.” (Tobin 96) The state’s charges were dropped when federal agents accused him of breaking the Gun-Free School Zone Act of 1990. The Boy ended up getting probation.
A student “TLO” was caught smoking cigarettes in school, she was confronted by the school’s vice principal, who forced the student to hand over her purse. The vice principal then searched her purse, found drug paraphernalia and called the police; the student was eventually charged with multiple crimes and expelled from the school. Her lawyer argued that the evidence should not have been admissible in court because it violated the student 's Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures.
The main facts of the case California v. Greenwood are that in the beginning of 1984, the police of Laguna Beach, California had information that gave them reason to believe that a certain person, Billy Greenwood, was dealing drugs. A police officer named Jenny Stracner told the garbage collectors to bring the trash from Greenwood’s residence to the police station so that they could go through the garbage to find if there was evidence of drug dealing. They did. They then obtained a warrant to search the house, and found more evidence. The police then arrested Greenwood.
Sierra Holtsclaw Mr. Litz American Lit Period 2 The Shooting As a result of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold's stomach-turning actions in the columbine shooting, security measures were taken to improve students and staffs safety not just in school but all around the united states. Dylan and Eric were not very popular in school and statistics of school shootings show that kids that are victims of bullying are “twice as likely to bring a weapon to school” (Mother Jones par2). Many people tend to overlook the situation of bullying in school and social media.
Random bag searches do not work. In recent years, unfortunately many mass murders and students bringing weapons to school, and many other dangerous events have been occurring in schools. Many people have been wanting to implement security devices and ideas, such as random bag searches, but only resulted in poor turnouts. Random bag searches will only affect law abiding students who follow the law.
Should teachers be allowed to possess guns during school hours? Teachers should be able to possess guns during school hours because the teacher could protect the students, be able to prevent school shootings, and neutralize other threats. ¨Adam could not handle his constant bullying anymore, he felt as if he would do anything to end his struggle. Adam dug into his backpack and felt the handle of the gun he took from his father's drawer that morning.
The summer concludes and on the first day of school a student walks into his or her classroom and spots the teacher carrying a forty-five caliber handgun. This instantly changes the climate of the classroom. The issue with violence on campus started years ago with the Columbine High School massacre and continues today with the recent shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It seems like every time someone turns on the television there are reports of a new school shooting. These school shootings lead to discussions on how to stop similar shootings from happening in the future.
Would it be effective to arm teachers in a school and is it possible it would reduce the chance of a school shooting such as Columbine? Arming a teacher may increase the response time for an emergency in a rural school district and would be able to provide safety. Although it can provide safety, it may be still possible that allowing teachers to hold a weapon in school grounds will also cause many risks and be very dangerous to the students or faculty in a school. In an arming teachers program, the teacher will go through 35 hours of training and will be able to maintain five classroom hours a day to gain the knowledge of holding a weapon and be certified. A teacher will be selected and unknown to others in a school district to maintain safety to their identity and safety to the students in the classroom.
School shootings are extremely uncommon. A recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that only one percent of childhood homicides, a majority of which involve guns, occur in schools(Russo,1). If teachers do become armed,should there be selected teachers? Some teachers may not want to be armed and have the extra responsibility. Teachers should not be armed while at school.
The carnage at Columbine alarmed hundreds of schools across the nation and influenced schools safety practices greatly. In this present era, school shootings appear to be becoming normality in America. After the shooting, schools both locally and internationally have significantly increased their security procedures. There are many different upgrades that schools have implemented to help prevent further tragedies; metal detectors are used to detect weaponry on-hand as well as security cameras on site all around the building – inside and out. These methods also include dress codes, security/police officials and ID room cards, the latter being implemented on my campus.
Concealed Protection A concealed handguns can be a tool for the public’s protection. Concealed handguns should be legal in all 50 states because the Second Amendment guarantees it. Most concealed handgun owners are law abiding citizens and it can be used for protection from harm.