The student will be able to:
♦ Review the basic protections of the Fourth Amendment as applied in the public school environment.
♦ Review the legal standard governing school searches conducted by school resource officers working in conjunction with school officials.
♦ Analyze case law illustrating the concept of working in conjunction with school officials.
♦ Applying judicial decisions, lawfully conduct school searches involving lockers, motor vehicles and the student population.
♦ Analyze select criminal statutes and recognize when probable cause exists to initiate charge or arrest for crimes involving: weapons in schools; threats and hoaxes; assault; and disorderly conduct.
♦ Research current issues in school law enforcement, and in a brief written assignment, provide recommendations to help maintain a safe school environment.