The Importance Of The Fourth Amendment In Schools

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differ in both a quantitative and a qualitative sense from other objects that might be kept on an arrestee 's person" (Garner, 2010, p. 5). Plan: Development, Plan: Communication (how does this case and precedent cases affect students, community, policy, etc.? The Fourth Amendment to the constitution is an unique law that protects United States citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. The Fourth Amendment protects the citizen against the State, which is an important, delicate, and highly unrestricted function (Garner, 2010). The State v. Polk-Ohio-28 case, New Jersey vs. T.L.O. case, Cornfield v. Consolidated High School District No. 230 case, and Safford Unified School District v. Redding case affects students by means of having the right to be free from unreasonable searches. The Fourth Amendment right is diminished in the school environment, however, because of the unique need to maintain a safe atmosphere where…show more content…
It is essential for schools to ensure rules and amendments are concisely communicated to staff, parents, and students; ensure consistency and be unbiased with all students; ensure school officials rightly stress their concern about violence, drug use, and other criminal behavior among the student population and implement positive strategies with students to help them make better choices in life. In addition, the Fourth Amendment plays a major role in the community. It is importance for schools to develop a relationship with local businesses and community leaders; because school aged students are our future community leaders. It is also important for the schools to collaborate with community leaders such as federal agencies and universities to develop and implement programs, which address violence and other criminal behavior in schools as a prevention

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