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Fed Appeals Court Restricts Phone Searches

STUDENT PRIVACY—U.S.

April 1, 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled that a school may not search a student’s phone, even if the student has a history of troubled behavior, The Wall Street Journal reports. G.C. v. Owensboro Public Schools also more specifically defined under what circumstances a student’s phone may be searched, and, according to the report, it is one of the “more significant rulings on student privacy rights.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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