Skip to comments.Federal Appeals Court Upholds Practice of Mass Student Searches & Random Lockdowns
Posted on 03/08/2013 2:39:47 PM PST by illiac
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. In a ruling issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Burlison v. Springfield Public Schools, the court deemed a Missouri school districts policy of imposing a lockdown of the school for the purpose of allowing the local sheriffs department, aided by drug-sniffing dogs, to perform mass inspections of students belongings to be a reasonable procedure to maintain the safety and security of students at the school, and not a violation of the Fourth Amendment rights of students.
Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute had challenged the school districts practice of conducting random lockdowns and mass searches of students. Institute attorneys had asked the appeals court to reverse a federal district courts January 2012 ruling that Springfield Public Schools and the Greene County Sheriffs Office did not violate the Fourth Amendment rights of students when they executed the April 2010 lockdown at Central High School.
Random, suspicionless lockdown raids against children teach our children a horrific lessonone that goes against every fundamental principle this country was founded uponthat we have no rights at all against the police state, said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute. Americans should be outraged over the fact that school officials are not only defending such clearly unconstitutional practices but are actually going so far as to insist that these raids are a standard drill that will continue.
(Excerpt) Read more at rutherford.org ...
one more way they’re just like prisons.
Parents—another reason to get your kids OUT of today’s public schools. Two similar public things public schools and public toilets.
Government schools are child abuse.
J. S. Mill stated that very same concept over a hundred and 50 years ago and even though “On Liberty” is still “taught” in schools, few students are required to take the course, because they can take “Queer Studies” or other non-sense to substitute for Classical thought.
This removing Classical Education from our public school system started with John Dewey (Socialist)-—when he replaced the curricula with moral relativism to destroy Virtue (the ideas of Good and Evil and Excellence) and God (since we have God-Given Rights and they want State given “rights”).
Teach the children that they have no rights and when they become adults they won’t complain when those same rights are violated.
The jurists on that court deserve to be randomly treated the same as the kids in the public schools. Let’s see how those a$$holes like it.
FTA: "...but you have little to no privacy when you are in public....You cannot necessarily expect Fourth Amendment protection when youre in a public place, ..."
The jurists on that court deserve to be randomly treated the same as the kids in the public schools.
Not to quibble, meganC, but I suspect hanging the worst anti-constitutionalists might serve as an object lesson to the rest.
I was just being less direct than you, my FRiend. (-: