Search And Seizure Case Study

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In a New Jersey bathroom a teacher found two girls in the bathroom and immediately took them to the principal 's office. The one girl confessed of smoking but TLO,the other girl, wouldn’t admit to it. The principal demanded to search her purse. In the purse he found evidence that she was also dealing marijuana at school. The principal found a wad of money in the girl 's purse. She was taken to the police station and TLO eventually confessed . Charges were brought up against her but she argued that her Fourth Amendment rights of search and seizure had been violated. TLO took her case all the way to the Supreme Court. The court said that they may conduct warrantless searches of students in school. The Court held that the search of TLO 's

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