Today we will be discussing New Jersey vs TLO (1985)
The primary legal issue is Privacy Rights at School
Here are the facts
1. TLO was caught smoking in school 2. The principal questioned her and asked to see her purse 3. Inside the purse were cigarettes, rolling paper, and a packet of marijuana 4. TLO was found guilt of posessing marijuana and was put on probation 5. TLO tried to appeal her conviction, reasoning that the search of her purse violated Fourth Amendment right against "unreasonable searches and seizures"
Let's see what the Supreme Court decided
We rule in favor of the school. The teacher had a "reasonable suspicion" to search TLO's purse