Petitioning School Scarborough Middle School

Freedom, for our students.

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The students in Scarborough Middle School have been being violated by the teachers. It all started when a local bullying incident sparked the need for confiscation of every cellphone in the school. A students phone was taken after being caught on it. The teacher then proceeded to look through his phone. Many other students had their phones looked through by the same teacher. After seeing a text from another student on a phone, he decided to find the student who texted and take his phone. According to the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington in an article, they said "If school policy forbids having cell phones at school, then the school    
can take your cell phone until the end of the school day. But even if the phone is confiscated, your school does not have a right to read, copy, or search its contents."   There was no proof that it was actually him. Therefore violating his 4th amendment rights. The search was therefore illegal, and evidence found could not be used against him. Then, at lunch, students decided to create a peaceful petition. After countless signatures, the same teacher that conducted the illegal search, took the petition and didn't give it back. This violates our 1st amendment, our right to petition. Us, as students, feel the need to be comfortable in school and with teachers violating our rights, we feel helpless and powerless to the abuse of power being exercised by the school officials. If you would like to stand up against the abuse of power and give the students back their rights. Then support our petition.



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