The Board of Education recognizes that situations may exist which require the search of students, their property, and/or facilities of the school which are assigned for the use of students, such as lockers, storage cabinets, project drawers, etc. Such searches may be conducted by school officials when reasonable suspicion exists that illegal and/or dangerous objects may be present on school property or at school activities off of school grounds or when some other violation of law, district policy, or school rules and regulations is imminent or has occurred. Searches of persons shall be limited as prescribed by law.

Illegal and/or dangerous objects may be seized by school officials. Such objects normally will be placed in the custody of appropriate law enforcement personnel as soon as possible after seizure. Any seized objects found not to be illegal shall be returned to the individual after school hours or to the parent/guardian.



Legal Reference:

Education Code

Section 49050




Sections 49051-49334



Health and Safety Code

Section 11350 et seq.

U.S. Supreme Court



New Jersey vs T.L.O.


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