Jul 272011
 
 July 27, 2011  Court, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Can your teenage daughter’s school personnel lift or search her bra if the whole school is going through a search for drugs? Not if there’s no individualized reasonable suspicion of her, according to a North Carolina decision.

Via FourthAmendment.com, from  In re T.A.S., 2011 N.C. App. LEXIS 1472 (July 19, 2011):

Where the blanket search of the entire school lacked any individualized suspicion as to which students were responsible for the alleged infraction or any particularized reason to believe the contraband sought presented an imminent threat to school safety, the search of T.A.S.’s bra was constitutionally unreasonable and we reverse the trial court’s order denying her suppression motion.

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