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Can schools legally check your cell phone text messages?
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Can schools legally check your cell phone text messages?

Alright so here's the background to this question. Recently a good friend of mine's phone got taken away by his teacher. The teacher supposedly checked his text messages and found some about drugs. Soon afterward they searched him and found some weed on him. Now he's paneled.

Now, I don't think he should be bringing weed to school, but if the story is true, that teacher had access to his private information by taking up his phone. I for one think this is a huge violation of rights.
11-15-2009 04:16 AM
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Re: Can schools legally check your cell phone text messages?

In Britain teachers can only legally check phones during exams and they first have to obtain parent/guardian permission first.

They are not allowed to search bags or pockets unless they thing there is a serious violation of the prohibited school item list or if they think we have something dangerous or illegal not mentioned on the list.
A teacher once wanted to search my bag I refused and he took me to the head and long story short he shown me some law which said he was allowed to I had no prohibited items anyway he just looked retarded in the end.

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Re: Can schools legally check your cell phone text messages?

They had no right to search the messages (or anything else) on his phone unless they had a warrant to do so first. Sadly though, I doubt that anything can be said about the breach of rights because they did find drugs on him, no matter if they only found them via checking his private messages.
11-15-2009 04:24 AM
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Re: Can schools legally check your cell phone text messages?

That sucks.
11-15-2009 05:15 AM
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Spot-ify Wrote:In Britain teachers can only legally check phones during exams and they first have to obtain parent/guardian permission first.

They are not allowed to search bags or pockets unless they thing there is a serious violation of the prohibited school item list or if they think we have something dangerous or illegal not mentioned on the list.
A teacher once wanted to search my bag I refused and he took me to the head and long story short he shown me some law which said he was allowed to I had no prohibited items anyway he just looked retarded in the end.

Cool. If a teacher read my messages I would know about it. I would be furious.

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Since when did schools adhere to law?

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11-16-2009 04:09 AM
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It is against the law to do that in the states with out a warrant. II would recommend your friend buy the type of phone that you can set a password on when it boots up to keep nosy people out.
11-16-2009 05:05 AM
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Different laws apply to children, otherwise the police wouldn't be able to pick us up if we run away from school.

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11-16-2009 10:46 AM
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I know a teacher who actually responded to a kids text message after taking his phone.
11-23-2009 08:25 AM
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That's creepy.
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(11-16-2009 04:09 AM)Desu Wrote:  Since when did schools adhere to law?

Hidden stuff:
"CONSENSUAL incest is not wrong. (Abuse victims: being abused by a relative does not make it wrong for others to have consensual incest, any more than rape by a stranger makes all sex wrong. Sex and assault/molestation are two different things.) An aversion became common in humans that aided in population growth as one disease couldn't wipe out the human race. That's not a problem anymore.

Consensual incest is very common. You know people who have been involved, whether you know it or not.

There is no rational reason for keeping laws or taboos against consensual
incest that is consistently applied to other relationships. Personal disgust or religion is only a reason why one person would not want to personally engage in what I call consanguinamory, not why someone else shouldn't do it. An adult should be free to share love, sex, residence, and marriage with ANY consenting adults. Youthful experimentation between close relatives close in age is not uncommon, and there are more people than you'd think out there who are in lifelong healthy, happy relationships with a close relative. It isn't for everyone, but we're not all going to want to have each others' love lives, now are we? If someone thinks YOUR love life is disgusting, should you be thrown in prison?

Some people try to justify their prejudice against consanguineous sex and
marriage by being part-time eugenicists and saying that such relationships inevitably lead to “mutant” or “deformed” babies. This argument can be refuted on several fronts. 1. Some consanguineous relationships involve only people of the same gender. 2. Not all mixed-gender relationships birth biological children. 3. Most births to consanguineous parents do not produce children with significant birth defects or other genetic problems; while births to other parents do sometimes have birth defects. 4. We don’t prevent other people from marrying or deny them their reproductive rights based on increased odds of passing along a genetic problem or inherited disease. It is true that in general, children born to consanguineous parents have an increased chance of these problems than those born to nonconsanguineous parents, but the odds are still minimal. Unless someone is willing to deny reproductive rights and medical privacy to others and force everyone to take genetic tests and bar carriers and the congenitally disabled and women over 35 from having children, then equal protection principles prevent this from being a justification to bar this freedom of association and freedom to marry.

Some say "Your sibling should not be your lover." That is not a reason. It begs the question. Many people have many relationships that have more than one aspect. Some women say their sister is their best friend. Why can’t their sister be a wife, too?

Some say “There is a power differential.” This applies least of all to siblings or cousins who are close in age, but even where the power differential exists, it is not a justification for denying this freedom to sex or to marry. There is a power differential in just about any relationship, sometimes an enormous power differential. To question if consent is truly possible in these cases is insulting and demeaning.

Some say “There are so many people outside of your family." There are plenty of people within one’s own race, too, but that is no reason to ban interracial marriage. So, this isn't a good reason either. Let consenting adults love each other the way they want!"-Keith Pullman

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RE: Can schools legally check your cell phone text messages?

Sigh... They like to do that, and kids aren't expected to do jack shit in the end. In 7th grade a kid came to school with a laptop that was HIS PERSONAL PROPERTY. They ripped it out of his hands and took it to the office. If that happened to any kids i had, i would rip their heads off.
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