Tuesday, November 12

LOCKER SEARCHES

Indiana Code 20-33-8-32 – Locker searches

Sec. 32.

  • A school corporation must provide each:
    • student; and
    • student’s parent;
      a copy of the rules of the governing body on searches of students’ lockers and locker contents.
  • A student who uses a locker that is the property of a school corporation is presumed to have no expectation of privacy in:
    • that locker;
    • or the locker’s contents.
  • In accordance with the rules of the governing body, a principal may search:
    • a student’s locker; and
    • the locker’s contents; at any time.
  • (d) A law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the geographic area having a school facility containing a student’s locker may:
    • at the request of the school principal; and
    • in accordance with rules of the governing body of the school corporation;
      assist a school administrator in searching a student’s locker and the locker’s contents.

      As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.17.

*Greater Clark County Schools complies with IC 20-33-8-32 by providing each student with a copy of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook/Student Discipline Policy at the time of enrollment in the school corporation which sets out the rules of the governing body on searches of students’ lockers and locker contents.