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Should students be randomly searched?

Ok, so heres the dealio. Im doing a debate (tomarrowwwww, haha) and at the last minute, Im deciding to do a poll. My topic is: "Should school authorities have the right to search student lockers, backpacks, etc.? " And Im on the Negative side of this debate. So, Yes or No? Why? I, do, personally think no.
Should school authorities have the right to randomly search student lockers, bookbags, etc?
No! Definantley not! Searches invade our privacy, which is against the constitution, specifaclly, the 4th Amendment which 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, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. And not only that, there are many, MANY other flaws. Racial and discriminating issues, who are the ones actually doing the searches? IF teachers, then why do THEY have to do it? Teachers are supposed to be looked upon as TEACHERS, not the police. If not teachers, then who? Are they being payed per search, or hour? Why should schools waste money on that when schools budgets have already been cut? (Yes, this is long, and I CAN go on, but Ill stop.) What are the chances of them finding stuff anyways? Wouldnt druggies actually rather leave their drugs at home then risk them in school? If I did drugs, my stuff would stay at home! Basically, there no point really.
Definantley yes. All students should be searched, even if they are not suspicious. It is always better to be safe then sorry. ((Oh, really? All the students in your school?))
Sort of. It depends, because sometimes the searches arent tottally fair. The random searches DO have their flaws, like, racial issues and first impression issues take part, and also our privacy is invaded and it can be kind of embarrising. Also school time is intterupted. BUT, the searches do ensure saftey against students bringing weapons and drugs to school.
Depends. Would I get searched? ((Yes. >.>))
This poll was created on 2010-06-01 22:37:04 by Psychoartist