A high school student is caught sending a text message during class, in violation of school rules. The teacher confiscates his phone.
Tag: Search and Seizure
School cellphone searches test boundaries of students’ Fourth Amendment rights
It's happening at schools across the country: A student is caught misusing a cellphone on campus, and administrators seize the phone and look at everything inside of it.It happened last week at an upstate New York high school, where a 14-year-old boy and his girlfriend are now under criminal investigation after a school principal discovered "inappropriate" photos of the girl while searching the boy's cellphone.Is this legal?