Cellphone Search and Seizure in School

Time to Re-Evaluate our Privacy in School

You have a student's phone in your hand and there is no need to look through it. Would you look through it? A student was caught texting in class and his phone got confiscated. He came to retrieve his phone at the end of the day and the principal had called the police because she had found questionable photographs on the student's phone. Many rights such as your privacy rights are violated under Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms were violated because a phone was searched unreasonably. The actions taken by the principal were inappropriate and unfair to the student's privacy and punishable because of the way the search was conducted. ...

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member to confiscate a cell phone or other electronic devices if expectations are not being followed. Cell phones or other electronic devices cane picked up in the main office after 3:30pm or before 8:30am" (Page 16-17, TDSB Agenda). The principal may argue that she is looking out for the safety of the school and the students by looking at the content of the phone. Although she may argue that she has no basis for the search and she abuses her powers by doing so. No matter how high or low a position you are in you cannot abuse your powers and act on impulse and contact the police.

Involving the police is unnecessary and they should have not called immediately. TDSB Procedure should be followed in a situation like this. The procedure states that: "where a prohibited substance or object is discovered as a result of a search, the principal/designate should promptly contact the parent/guardian of a student..." (TDSB Operational Procedure, 3). The student has the right to have a ...

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