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new jersey vs. TLO
Transcript of new jersey vs. TLO
Where? Piscataway High School in New Jersey
Who? Two girls;T.L.O. and unknown, Vice Principal Choplick, and an unnamed teacher
What? A teacher found two girls smoking in the girls bathroom but, it wasn't a designated area. When questioned by the vice princple T.L.O. said that she was not smoking at all but, the other girl admitted to smoking. The vice princple seached T.L.O. purse and found a pack of cigarettes, rolling paper, marijuana, drug bags, and letters about marijuana.
T.L.O Notes There was two girls smoking in the bathroom; T.L.O and the other girl
T.L.O's name could not be said because she was a minor.
T.L.O and the other girl were caught smoking on March, 7th 1980 at Piscataway High School in Middlesex county.
T.L.O was 14 when the incident took place.
After the teacher found the girls smoking they were sent to Vice princple Choplick.
T.L.O denied that she smoked in the bathroom to Choplick, but the other girl confessed.
When Choplick searched T.L.O's purse, he found cigarettes, rolling paper, marijuana, and a list of students who owed her money, a pipe, money, and two letters that implicated her in drug dealing.
T.L.O try to suppress the evidence by saying that her 4th admendent was violated
Did the search violate the fourth
and fourteenth amendmens? items found in t.l.o.'s purse Cigarette Box List of students owing T.L.O. money A sufficent amount of money in
one dollar dominations Cigarettes Cirarette rolling papers A Pipe Letters implicating T.L.O. in dealing Marijuana Empty plastic bags A small amount of marijuana The 4th Amendment Choplick had
so it was not in
violation of either
amendment as decided
by the Supreme Court in 1985 Fourteenth Amendment protects the rights of students
against interfierence in their personal property by public school officials. The 14th Ammendment New Jersey Wins 6 votes for New Jersey, 3 vote for t.l.o.
Supreme Court 1985 T.L.O. stands for Tracy Lois Odem The End
Thankyou This or course cannot be confirmed because T.L.O. was a minor at the time of the case. "The right of the people to be
secure in their persons, houses,
papers, and effects, against
unreasonable searches and