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Searches & Interrogations

Bradley County School Board Policy allows for students to be questioned by teachers or principals in a discreet manner about any matter pertaining to the operation of a school and/or the enforcement of its rules.  If a student is a suspect or is accused of a school-committed crime, at any time, the principal may interrogate the student without the presence of parents and without giving the student constitutional warnings.  Searches can be conducted of any student, place or thing on school property or any possession of any student during any organized school activity, off-campus event or if a reasonable cause has been created.  This includes vehicles, lockers and all student storage areas.  All lockers of other storage areas provided for student use on school premises remain the property of the school system and are subject to inspection, access for maintenance and search.  (TCA 49-6-2008)