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School officials shouldnt be able to conduct random locker and backpack searches. Discuss

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School officials shouldn?t be able to conduct random locker and backpack searches ?A student?s locker is the only place in school which they can call their own.? In my opinion, I agree with this statement. School officials shouldn?t be able to conduct random locker & and backpack searches, because it is a waste of time, money and energy. Also, it can humiliate, embarrass, and single out students. Finally, it is an invasion of personal privacy, and casts a bad reputation on the school. First of all, I think it is a waste of time, money, and energy to conduct locker searches. The time used for searches could be put into good use. Without locker searches, school officials would have more time to benefit the school. ...read more.

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Second, I think that school officials shouldn?t conduct random locker and backpack searches, because it can single out students. If a student?s locker was checked, and perhaps another student witnessed this, they could easily spread rumours about the student who was checked. Any sense of trust between peers will be lost, in fear that they may be singled out because of the items contained in their locker. Also, a teacher who had checked someone?s locker could easily judge them, grow a disliking to them, and exclude them based on their personal belongings. Students could be humiliated if a teacher teased or provoked them while bringing up their locker contents. Students could also be very embarrassed and humiliated, because they might feel insecure about showing people their belongings. ...read more.

Conclusion

Locker and backpack searches aren?t only bad for the school authorities, but they are bad for the students because of the lack of privacy. They may feel unsettled if they know that the school officials have knowledge of what lies in their backpack. If a student?s locker is the only place in school in which they know their items are secure, students may feel offended and lied to. Parents may feel the same way. The school could be accused of the violation of privacy. Locker searches are a huge detriment to the student?s privacy, and also the school. Locker searches are a waste of time, energy, and money. They can affect the student by humiliating or embarrassing them, and they are damaging to privacy and the school. These three reasons are enough evidence that locker searches aren?t the best way to clear the school from danger. ...read more.

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