Young lady! I suggest you stop smoking right now! You are held accountable for possessing marijuana on school grounds! For certainty, I am going to have to search your purse.
Considering all the evidence from the principal and other sources, Terry is found guilty of possessing marijuana on school ground and is on prohibition.
I repeal my conviction! The principal's search of my purse violated my Fourth Amendment protection against "unreasonable searches and seizures."
Principal's Point Of View
I suspected Terry was possessing marijuana because I saw rolling papers near the cigarettes inside Terry’s purse which lead to my suspicion.
The Final Ruling
After considering both sides of this case, we have come to the conclusion in ruling in favor of the school. The Court concluded that schools are allowed to have reasonable searches of a student’s belongings on school grounds in order to maintain a proper learning environment.
This case impacts daily life today because it gives students more awareness of their rights and freedoms on school grounds. This case teaches students about how they can be subjected to any “suspicion searches” during school.