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Old December 10, 2021, 11:06 PM   #29
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Do school administrators have legal authority to search a student's backpack, locker, etc. at any time for any reason? If so, there might be some liability for not doing that.
A law enforcement officer cannot, but teachers and school administrators can. The LE officers are usually present when the search takes place and if anything is found they can then proceed.

There are certain limits, but school teachers and administrators are considered "in loco parentis"


In a nutshell they have the same rights as parents, and a parent does not have to get a warrant to search their kids room or belongings.
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