In light of the string of recent shootings at schools nationwide, the public is understandably aware of the school’s obligation to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. Yet where does the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee to be free from unreasonable search and seizure stand? Is it disregarded? Obviously, there is a balance between the obligation for safety and the privacy of an individual. To read a recent case addressing this issue, in the case of a student found with a handgun, click on the following link.