446 Searches and Seizures



    446         -     Searches and Seizures


                         A teacher or administrator may conduct a search of a student’s person or personal items (e.g., purse, backpack, duffel bag or similar items) if the search is based on reasonable suspicion, that is a result of personal observation or reliable information from a third party, that the student has a dangerous or illegal item or substance in his/her possession. In deciding whether a search is appropriate, a certified employee will consider the information available and the circumstances of the situation.


                         Strip searches of students shall not be conducted by any School District employee. If a situation requires a strip search, the police shall be contacted.


                         Legal Ref.:     Section 118.32, Wisconsin Statutes


                         Approved:      June 19, 1997

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