Side 1: Tracy Lois Odem (TLO) was caught smoking in the school bathroom, and in a juvenile court, she argued that her Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures had been violated, because her vice principal demanded to look through her purse, which they found drug paraphernalia in.
Side 2: They did not violate her rights because School administrators don't need to have a search warrant or probable cause before conducting a search because students have a reduced expectations of privacy when in school.
School administrators don't need to have a search warrant or probable cause before conducting a search because students have a reduced expectation of privacy when in school.
Final Decision: The Supreme Court’s decision was that the school didn’t violate the Constitution and the school just was trying to make sure their rules were followed.
“The Supreme Court decided that the search did not violate the Constitution and established more lenient standards for reasonableness in school searches.” (Landmark Case US)
Affect on Culture: If affected the culture as it made sure that students had more rights of privacy, as well as state that the administrators can only maintain discipline on school grounds.
Affect on Law: It affected the law of our country as it decided that schools should have more amiable and reasonableness when it comes to things such as school searches and school drug testing.