Schools can search students' cars, New Jersey court rules

Nov. 11, 2008
Appellate judge says schools don't need a warrant to search cars that have been issued permits to be on campus
ANew Jersey appellate court has ruled that just as with a student's locker or bag, school officials need only reasonable suspicion to search cars without a warrant that are specially permitted to be parked on school grounds. Students already have a diminished expectation of privacy while on school grounds, but the court ruling expands a school official's ability to search belongings without a warrant. To read The Asbury Park Press article, click here.

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