Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Monday, February 13, 2012

WD Mo Upholds A Dog Sniff At A School Because It Does Not Implicate 4th Amendment

Burlison v. Springfield Pub. Sch., ___F.Supp.2d___ (W.D. Mo. Jan. 25, 2012), is an interesting case. A lower court in Missouri has granted a school district’s and two school administrators’ motion for summary judgment in a suit brought by the parents of two high school students claiming that a drug sweep of the high school by local law enforcement at the behest of the school district constituted a unreasonable search and seizure. The court concluded that that the use of drug sniffing dogs does not implicate the Fourth Amendment. 

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

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