The Importance Of Drug Dogs In Schools

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It may seem a little invasive, but schools are permitted to use drug dogs to sniff out contraband during unannounced, random searches and it becomes a controversial problem for all. The use of drug-sniffing dogs in schools is permitted because students do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the school and school search did not go against the Fourth Amendment, which is the right of people to be secure in their personal spaces houses and papers. While drug dogs are becoming more and more commonplace in our public schools and to maintaining a drug-dog program can cost district estimates $12,000 and $36,000 every year. Drug dog must go through a long period of time of training and drug dogs are not dangerous to people, but instead it protects people. Without reservation, we must know the history background, advantages, and disadvantages of having a drug dog searches. Historically speaking, student searches came about in response to schools such as Columbine, Jonesboro, West Paducah, Pearl, Littleton, and Springfield 's sudden acts of violence at these schools. Schools and communities use these methods typically use the best search policies are developed by school boards who work collaboratively with local law enforcement officials, local judges, attorneys, school staff, community members to keep the school safe and maintaining the survival of the school. In the article by Kate R. Ehlenberger, Assistant Executive Director, Commonwealth Educational policy institute
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