Published Online: June 15, 2010
Published in Print: June 16, 2010, as Ore. Court Allows Drug Searches

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Ore. Court Allows Drug Searches

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The Oregon Supreme Court ruled last week that high school students can be searched for illegal drugs without a warrant if school officials have a reasonable suspicion based on specific facts. The court said schools are not held to the higher standard of requiring probable cause for a search if officials believe there is an immediate risk of harm from drug possession on school grounds. It noted schools responsibility to protect students from harm, maintain order, and fulfill an educational mission.

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