Privacy & Security

Court Decision Upholds License to Search

By Katie Ash — June 21, 2010 1 min read

Mark Walsh, who writes The School Law Blog, has a post that may be of interest to those of you here about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a search by a California city of a police officer’s government-provided pager, which revealed sexually explicit text messages.

If you’re wondering what the education link is here, the National School Boards Association, as well as the California School Boards Association, filed an amicus brief with the case urging lawmakers to allow schools to retain the right to conduct searches on public employees’ work-provided cell phones and pagers in order to keep students safe.

Check out more details of the case on Mark’s blog.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.