School Searches In an effort to keep out drugs and weapons, many U.S. schools now conduct random searches of students and their belongings. Twice this year, school security guards conducting these random searches happened to select sixteen-year-old Matt Smith for investigation, and he found the experience unsettling. Now, he is suing the Norfolk, Virginia school district on constitutional grounds. NPR's Adam Hochberg reports.
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School Searches

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School Searches

School Searches

School Searches

Only Available in Archive Formats.

In an effort to keep out drugs and weapons, many U.S. schools now conduct random searches of students and their belongings. Twice this year, school security guards conducting these random searches happened to select sixteen-year-old Matt Smith for investigation, and he found the experience unsettling. Now, he is suing the Norfolk, Virginia school district on constitutional grounds. NPR's Adam Hochberg reports.