At school, safety of the staff and students is the number one concern. If someone does not feel safe, then it’s hard to remain focused on the task at hand. Everyone in the school has the right to an education, and to feel safe. If someone gives another individual a reason to feel unsafe, or does something to jeopardize their safety, proper measures should be taken. I believe that school officials should have the right to search students’ lockers and book bags for security reasons.
Each and every student that is currently enrolled in any school knows exactly what is and what isn’t permitted to be brought to school. At Oromocto High School, the teachers make it very clear by thoroughly explaining the rules on the first day. Under no circumstances should any student be in possession of anything at school that is not allowed. If a school official asked to search a student’s locker or bag, there should be no hesitation.
Unless the student had something to hide, or claimed that it was not fair, I do not see any reason for a student to resist a security check. Personal products such as deodorants, makeup and feminine products could be stowed away in a clear case, and would not be thoroughly examined, unless there was a reason. In this day and age, safety has to be one of the things most focused on in schools around the world with the amount of drugs and violence. The ability to search students’ possessions would most definitely save many lives.
No student would be bringing weapons to school, which would lower the amount of school shootings that occur yearly, or any violence in general. It would also significantly decrease the amount of drug circulation amongst teenagers. This will also prevent some health issues that are triggered by drugs. Not only are these two reasons beneficial to staff and students, they are also beneficial for the families of the faculty and the pupils. It creates a more positive and secure learning environment, making it easier to learn and to teach.
To What Extent Should High School Students be allowed to Exercise Freedom of Speech While on Campus I think that nowadays to deal with an issue of students free speech rights is a tough problem for High School administrators. The matter is that students free speech is protected by the First Amendment. Thus it means that students are allowed to exercise free speech while on campus. But what should ...
Although some students may be more concerned about their privacy rather than the safety of the building and those inside, privacy is nowhere near the importance level of their lives. However, students need to keep in mind that the faculty of the building works hard every day to keep everyone safe, even if it would mean occasionally invading the privacy of a student. Officials have more authority over students, rightfully so, being they are adults with a university education level. These officials should be allowed to take whichever measures they maybe need to ensure the safety of he staff and the student body. All in all, I feel as though school officials should have the right to search students’ lockers and book bags. Their job is to ensure the safety and education of the pupils enlisted at their school. Therefore, they should be allowed to use any sort of method to make sure the rest of the building is not in any danger. As long as the safety of faculty and the students is positive, being a part of the learning environment becomes a much more relaxing and easier experience.