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CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE: REASONABLE CAUSE FOR SCHOOL SEARCHES

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Apr

In T.L.O. (469 US 325), the US Supremes said that school officials could conduct a search if it was reasonable, even if there was no probable cause. Here, the police called the school to tell them that this minor had illegal pills on him. The vice principal searched the minor with the police present. The Court of Appeal that T.L.O. controls here, although you
might think that the school was merely acting as the agent of the police.
In re K.S.; 2010 DJ DAR 4459; DJ, 3/26/10; C/A 1st, Div. 5

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