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The IV amendment states “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” This means that a person will not have their private
property searched or taken without a warrant or probable cause. Therefore, random locker
searches are illegal, against civil rights, and wrong because, if they are done randomly, they are
done to students who may or may not have a reason to be searched and if they do not, its against
the law and unconstitutional. Although the lockers are the property of the school, the contents
within are not. The administrators should not be allowed to go through the lockers purchased by
the students for a whole year. The items in the lockers are the private property of the students and
therefore should not be handled, looked at, inspected, confiscated, or otherwise by the
administration. Modern day schools are not run by the doctrine of loco parentis, which stated that
” school officials were given the right, duty, and responsibility to act in the place of a parent.”
This meant that administration can search students and take things from them that they
considered “inappropriate” and they could do so without a warrant or “probable cause” or
“reasonable suspicion.” Which does allow the administration

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