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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001136.txt from 2002/06

From: Jeremy A Schiffer <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Music vs. drug testing
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 17:59:23 -0400

On Sun, 30 Jun 2002, Kevin Callahan wrote:

> The reason I agree with lockers [being searched] is being the school
owns them, but the
> school does NOT own back packs or the students' bodies. Because of my
> political awareness I never used a locker after seventh grade when I was
> outraged by a search. To be honest, all I had in my locker was some love
> letters, but the possibility of adults finding those is pretty scare to a
> seventh grader. I never even knew where my locker was my senior year of high
> school. I didn't ask, I didn't care.

you're right. i overextended the example. schools do own the lockers,
which makes it less clear of an issue. so, if you ignore that part, and
just think about personal searches of people at school (including drug
testing) it still clearly fails a strict contructionist interpretation,
due to a lack of probable cause.


Jeremy A. Schiffer
AcIS Security Administrator
Columbia University
AcIS Nextel *75

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