Martha Waggoner of Associated Press has more about the case argued before the North Carolina Supreme Court yesterday involving a student search. From her reporting, it sounds like this was one of those “search everyone” scenarios where there was no reasonable suspicion to search any one student. There also seems to have been discriminatory searching by gender, where girls had to pull their bras away from their bodies to see if pills would drop out whereas male students had no comparable search.
Will the North Carolina Supreme Court affirm students’ rights to be free from unreasonable search or will they go along with those who reiterate that students have lower expectations of privacy and that schools have a compelling interest in providing a safe environment? One can only hope….