Search and Seizure
Lockers that are assigned to students remain the property of the District. Students have no reasonable expectation of privacy in their lockers and lockers may be searched at any time with or without reasonable suspicion. A search in the student’s absence, however, shall only be conducted where there is reasonable belief that a clear and present danger to health and/or safety exists, or where there is a search warrant. General searches of school property may be conducted only by the school principal or designee for legitimate cause that may include health or order. (See Policy 5771 - Search and Seizure.)
Illegal items (firearms, weapons, drugs, etc.) or other items reasonably determined to be a threat to the safety or security of students or the school will be removed from student possession. Items that are used to disrupt or interfere with the operation of the school may be temporarily removed from student possession. Search of persons, or belongings (including electronic devices) shall be done only with good reason by the school principal or designee with a witness present. The student will have the right to know the reason prior to the search of person or belongings.