Case Summary: New Jersey v. T.L.O. (1985) (Middle School Level)

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10/21/2020

Case issue: Is it constitutional under the Fourth Amendment for a school official to search a student if there is a reasonable belief that a student is committing a crime or breaking a school rule? 

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