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Can Backpacks Be Searched In Florida Schools?

If my child brings a backpack to school in Florida, can it be searched?

In 1985, the United States Supreme Court ruled that schools can conduct searches so long as there is a reasonable suspicion that a crime either has been committed, is in the process of being committed, or some school rule has been violated. That search would extend to your person, your desk, your car, and yes, your backpack.