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School Wants To Allow Bus Drivers To Search Students (Indiana, again)
AP/theindychannel.com ^ | May 19, 2011 | uncredited

Posted on 05/19/2011 6:43:52 AM PDT by Abathar

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- A western Indiana school district wants to give its bus drivers the authority to search students for weapons or drugs.

The Tribune-Star reported that a Vigo County School Corp. proposal would allow the drivers to search a student and the student's belongings if there is an immediate threat of harm or danger to those on the bus.

(Excerpt) Read more at theindychannel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: 4thamendment; illegalsearch; indiana
""That would include scenarios where a student might be in possession of a dangerous drug or a weapon.""

Or, they could pull to the side of the road, dial 911 and have a trained and armed officer there in a couple of minutes while all the other kids get to practice a fire drill if it's that dangerous a situation.

I'm friends with two different bus drivers, neither one is capable of handling most middle-school boys if they are horsing around, much less be asked to search an angry one who might be armed. We've managed to survive this long without giving the right to some flunky bus driver to feel up our kids, this is just another slow erosion of our rights for "the common good".

The ISC decision to allow illegal searches without resisting has started a trickle down effect already it seems.

1 posted on 05/19/2011 6:43:53 AM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar
This is like saying “Calling all child molesters, Jobs!”.
2 posted on 05/19/2011 6:46:28 AM PDT by mountainlion (America land of the free because of the Brave.)
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To: Abathar

The school bus drivers where I live need to be searched themselves. They are dangerous characters for the most part.


3 posted on 05/19/2011 6:46:49 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Abathar

Sounds like a job for the TSA.


4 posted on 05/19/2011 6:47:15 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: Abathar

I believe it might be time for you guys to start shopping for a 49 star flag (or less, if need be.)


5 posted on 05/19/2011 6:48:14 AM PDT by robertwalker62
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To: Abathar

What the hell is happening in Indiana?

Touch my kid and you die.


6 posted on 05/19/2011 6:50:13 AM PDT by TSgt ("Some folks just need killin'" - Sling Blade (2006))
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To: Abathar

Install backscatter x-rays and gropers at each bus stop, and then deploy hundreds of thousands of armed bus marshals.


7 posted on 05/19/2011 6:52:51 AM PDT by FoxInSocks (B. Hussein Obama: Central Planning Czar)
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To: TSgt

I know, its Indiana for cripes sake! Aside from the far northwest corner near Chicago and downtown Indy this is a damn fine state to live in.

Or was, I should say.


8 posted on 05/19/2011 6:54:02 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

It’s pretty ironic to hear govt-school enablers whine about the slow erosion of our rights.


9 posted on 05/19/2011 6:56:14 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'm sick of damn idiots)
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To: FoxInSocks
“Install backscatter x-rays and gropers at each bus stop, and then deploy hundreds of thousands of armed bus marshals.”

No liquids over 3 ounces allowed; nor will Chapstick be allowed on a bus.

10 posted on 05/19/2011 6:56:39 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Those who endured Valley Forge didn't make their sacrifice to give us free health care)
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To: TSgt

Indiana, like my home state of Iowa is primarily populated by “go-along-to-get-along” types who when told to jump will ALWAYS ask “how-high”. Midwesterners are mostly pretty spineless.


11 posted on 05/19/2011 6:57:27 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers!)
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To: Abathar

Indiana:

...anytime no-warrant searches of your house

...anytime no-warrant searches by “bus drivers” of your children on school buses

...and Mitch Daniels wants to be POTUS????

Nah.....I’d even take Newt over THAT CRAP, and I can’t stand Newt.


12 posted on 05/19/2011 7:02:34 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Abathar

I say this as a teacher. We need to give up public education and adopt private education.

Learning civics is the rationale for public education. Do you honestly believe that most kids are learning how to exist in a free society?

13 posted on 05/19/2011 7:04:14 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (The 'Affirmative Action' pResident that destroyed America)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

i am not so much against prayer in public schools as I am just plain against public schools.

Anyone reconsidering home school...hmmm.


14 posted on 05/19/2011 7:18:32 AM PDT by my job (How can I get out of this handbasket?)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Lat night at graduation, my dad counted 121 teachers on the back of the program alone. Times this by 75K and what does that get you?


15 posted on 05/19/2011 7:24:29 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
And it's not the wage, but the pension and benefits, that will destroy us.
16 posted on 05/19/2011 7:26:55 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (The 'Affirmative Action' pResident that destroyed America)
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To: musicman

Hmmm.....I find it interesting that Mitch would be blamed for something a school district would suggest. Tell us old wise one...help us connect the dots. Exactly how is this “Mitch’s” fault?

The same can be said about the recent IN SC decision. Take time to read how Justice’s are selected in IN.


17 posted on 05/19/2011 7:28:55 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: Abathar

If I remember right, In the TV-movie AMERIKA the bus took the concentration camp workers to a gulag in Indiana.

Coincidence or conspiracy?


18 posted on 05/19/2011 7:52:53 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues
" Tell us old wise one...help us connect the dots. Exactly how is this “Mitch’s” fault? "

His TOTAL silence and inaction while supposedly looking out for the freedoms and welfare of the people of Indiana fron unconstitutional acts such as these.

If he's gonna "fight" like that for me as POTUS. YOU can keep him.

19 posted on 05/19/2011 7:55:37 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman

Oh....you mean like his silence on defunding Planned Parenthood. The big problem with many here on FR is they jump to conclusions. I remember folks here ranting and raving about Mitch talking about a “truce on social issues”, working on fiscal issues first and how he didn’t care about the abortion issue. Well, when all was said and done and without fanfare and a global announcement he got defunding thru the State House and Senate and signed the bill. Excellent strategy! The pro abortion groups didn’t have a chance to protest or boycott until after the fact.

BTW...check his record on the public unions.


20 posted on 05/19/2011 10:06:19 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues
I remember folks here ranting and raving about Mitch talking about a “truce on social issues”, working on fiscal issues first and how he didn’t care about the abortion issue. Well, when all was said and done and without fanfare and a global announcement he got defunding thru the State House and Senate and signed the bill. Excellent strategy! The pro abortion groups didn’t have a chance to protest or boycott until after the fact.

So, you're essentially telling us that we can't necessarily believe what he says?

21 posted on 05/19/2011 10:08:45 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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