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J. Scott Howard

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  • Can a school get in trouble for searching a student without his/her consent if they are not under arrest?

    My backpack,wallet, and person were searched without my consent by a campus police officer and school administrator (not the principle)and my personal papers were looked through in my backpack and my cards(membership cards, social security card, e...

    J.’s Answer

    I agree with the prior answer, however, you can also check the Policies and Procedures of the school district to see if the search violated policy. Texas law does provide fairly extensive immunities for school district employees, so without knowing more information, those may protect the district and it's employees.

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