Although there are many, loving and caring students all around the world.Many students in school could have firearms and drugs on school grounds at anytime around during school hours and after. There are also bad things about searching there lockers you could maybe go through their privacy and personal belongings.
. In Pros and Cons of School Locker Searches, it states that, " Misplaced Focus: searching lockers can imply to students that they aren't trustworthy. It can ruin the school's attempt to build school community trust and respect." In Article 3 ( Pros and Cons of School Locker Searches- Synonym), it states, " School locker searches also consume valuable time for administrators, security guards, and teacher who conduct them. Student also lose their learning time because of this issue." In addition, Article 3 states, " Because students may keep personal items in their lockers, such as photographs and personal letters, even a search with the best intentions can appear to be a major breach of trust by teachers and administrators, causing a rift between the student body and faculty." Some people may argue that locker searches can keep children safe. It "protects them." But how can locker searches protect the children unless they think something's up. If the children act normal and they have a gun in their backpack, then how does this help keep them safe- if no one's suspicious of
Personally I think it is a violation of the law in some cases. Schools do have the permission to search the lockers though because of the fact that it is their property they’ve funded it but there has been some situations with faculty searching your pockets and backpacks or even making you take off your clothing. Now the pocket and backpack check is something that they can do when you enter the building but not at random times. They have to have probable cause which means they need a reason to search you meaning the person who is conducting the search or a witness visibly see you with something you’re not supposed to have, or smell a use of drugs or alcohol.
I did a survey and 50% of my class said that teachers shouldn’t search kids lockers and the other 50% said that they should be able to search them. I asked them why? Most of my classmates said that they should because they might have drugs or weapons, and i agree with that, but what if they had had a valid reason for the drugs or weapon. Example: A kid is walking and a guy walks up to him and tells him to bring him weed or he will hurt him. Then the next day he brings weapon because he's scared and the teachers search his locker and he gets in
The principal at my school is planning on having random locker searches. She will not tell us when she is going to start but she did give us a heads up. I don’t know exactly why she is doing this. Probably with all the talk of drugs. Or because of the dangerous weapons kids might have.
According to the National Education Association, at least 100,000 students bring guns to school, 160,000 students skip classes because they fear physical harm, 40 students are killed or hurt by firearms, nearly 6,250 teachers are threatened with bodily injury, and 260 teachers are physically assaulted. These facts are not based on once year, but as every single school day. Could one even imagine what the numbers might look like on scale for a month of school, let alone a whole year? So would starting with searching lockers really be a step to far to try and lower the numbers? Some may think yes due to the school invading the students’ privacy. The majority of people though will say no, doing searches of student’s lockers is not a bad
Now addressing the complete disrespect and breach of privacy when it comes to school lockers. Lockers aren’t ever really safe, it’s true. If wanted/required a security guard can easily unlock your locker at any point in time during a school day. And you might be thinking: “Okay? So what, they’re just kids” well newsflash, kids have rights too. K-12, the upper echelons of the education system sometimes out right accuse these poor students of harboring drugs and other unlawful paraphernalia within their lockers, and takes upon themselves to undergo what they call “a locker search”, or in other words. “Breach of privacy example number 3”.
Sheyenne High School is a safe place to go to school but this is not the case in a lot of the schools in our nation. I believe parents, teachers and students are in agreement that a school needs to be a safe place where students can focus on school work and socialize without the fear of being bullied or being harassed. However, there is some disagreement as to the best policies for making a school safe. Locker searches are one tool schools have to ensure that students are following school policies, but they are not without drawbacks.
Although others may disagree, random locker searches would be a very reasonable idea. No one knows what other kids may be hiding in their lockers. This concern could be very dangerous in some cases.
Going to a locker is genuinely inconvenient and can leave students being tardy because they either had troubles with their locker or did not have enough time to go to back and forth to their locker and class. In addition, when students are in such a rush they constantly forget supplies, and it leaves them having to go back to their locker and miss class time. There are numerous reasons for why backpacks should be permitted and why they do have a good use. However, many people may think that backpacks are unsafe, a distraction or are misused. But, all students should not be punished for those who misuse backpacks, only those abusing the use of backpacks should be punished.
Ever since the first school shooting, a lot of people have changed their beliefs on this subject. I was in eighth grade when the shooting at Columbine High School took place. Before that shooting, I never would have considered something like that happening. Now, it is seventeen years later and school shootings almost seem like an everyday thing. That is sad, but it is true. This is why I believe a student should not have a high expectation of privacy while at school. The law used to be more lenient, but these circumstances have changed that. Right after Columbine, a lot of states had a zero tolerance law. According to the Center for Public Education site, this law said that if a student was caught with contraband they were given a strict punishment, no matter what the circumstance was. The laws have changed some over the last few years, and are not quite as strict as that. The schools still have to ensure that every student is safe, though. It is common for schools to have metal detectors or bring in dogs on a regular basis. Once they have a reason to suspect a student, they have the right to search their belongings. I believe this is well within their rights as administrators who are trying to protect the school as a whole. I realize that students may feel violated, I have been there. It was always an inconvenience to have to sit outside the hallways while the dogs searched each room. I never felt like it was wrong when they did find something though. So many students would bring large amounts of drugs, guns and knives to school. If it weren’t for the measures that the school took they would just be walking around with these items. I hope these laws never change, and my kids have the same protection that I did. I would hate to imagine my child going to school with guns and drugs within an arm’s reach. I believe the issue of student’s privacy is one that many people can agree with each other on.
There are many bad reasons why we shouldn’t change lockers every year. First, it could be harder to find classes and lockers. If we change lockers every year we might not know where the locker is or where the classes are. Second, you have to keep learning different combinations. For example, my friend remembered her combination from last year and kept putting it in her locker this year. Finally, you would need to know how much time it takes to go to your locker than to class. You would have to hurry to your locker, that might be far away and grab your stuff. In conclusion, there are many reasons and examples why changing lockers every year is a bad
We hold these truths to be obvious, that all students should have the right to use lockers provided by the school. To lessen the amount of weight on the students’ backpacks, all students should be able to keep their sports equipment, dance supplies, band instruments, extra binders, etc... at school in their lockers without having to hassle through the whole school day without all their school requirements.
Should the students need to have lockers in the school? Yes, because the students must have lockers to protect their stuff or the other students might steal it when he/she is not in the classroom. Students should need to have a locker because if they have locker they can just go get their book or drop off a book instead of carry them around all day. Some of the students were in sport if they don't have locker he/she would have to carry their sweaty gym clothes around all day and i don't think anyone what that.
This recommendation is written to ask that the locker program at Portland Community College’s Southeast campus be improved to be more accessible for students, as they are on other PCC campuses. Currently, Southeast lockers can only be rented out for four hours a day per student, while Sylvania and Cascade campuses offer term-long rental options.