Fourth Amendment Research Paper

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4th Amendment
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

The 4th amendment is right for people to feel secure and safe with their items and properties. They also have the right for no one to search or look through their property for unreasonable reasons. With a search warrant an officer is allowed to go through someone’s properties if they feel they have taken part in a crime, or is suspicious of anything. The officer must take an oath and state the place and things they will be looking through. Two Teenagers in Piscataway High School in New Jersey was found smoking in a bathroom. The school has a designed area where students are allowed to smoke. This was a violation of school rules. The girl were sent down to the assistant vice principal’s office. T.L.O said her friend didn’t smoke it was only her. The assistant vice Principal Theodore Choplick took a look through T.L.O purse and found the cigarettes. He confronted T.L.O about lying about smoking in the bathroom. As he was looking through her purse he found a package of rolling papers, empty plastic bags, a list of people who owned T.L.O money, marijuana, letter involving T.L.O with dealing marijuana, numerous amounts of single dollar bills and a pipe. The assistant vice principal called the police and T.L.O’s mother. T.L.O later confessed she had been dealing marijuana at school. The State of New Jersey charged against T.L.O in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of Middlesex Country. T.L.O tried to have the evidence from her purse dropped, because it violated the 4th amendment. It