School Searches of Students' Lockers Essay

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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…show more content…
Where as others may believe that this will make the school system more of a bureaucracy. Further more those would also argue that most of the time lockers are hardly involved in the keeping of contrabands. If students have contraband items they are more likely to keep it on them and therefore randomly searching lockers it not as important. The time and energy which would be spent searching lockers could be used in more efficient way. If schools didn’t have to ability to perform random searches, those who bring banded objects to school will know that they could just hide it in their lockers without having to worry. Although when random searches are be conducted it will make students think twice about bring such things to school. When students are given a locker, most schools will have the students sign a policy, which will include something notifying that random searches may be conducted. Schools are not conducting the searches to just go through student belongings but to show they are doing them, which they are hoping will deter the students from bring contrabands to school. For the students who still bring things to school, and get caught make an example for others. That if you bring things that don’t belong, eventually you will be caught. Though by doing the searches, schools also hope eventually students will give up trying and just stop bringing things, which will also save everybody

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