Monthly Archives: April 2012

When Is It Illegal to Search a Student’s Locker in Maryland?

When a student is searched at school by school authorities, sometimes different search and seizure rules apply than if the child was not on school property. School officials can legally search a student’s locker if the search is justified. Maryland law (section 7-308 of the Maryland Education Article) permits reasonable searches of students based on […]

Cyberbullying and Electronic Harassment through Facebook and Twitter

Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking websites have grown at a shocking rate, especially among youth. Students using social networking to create fake identities and profiles can lead to legal and disciplinary issues at school if those fake profiles are used to impersonate or bully others. Some examples of this behavior from the news are: […]