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Tenn. elementary students handcuffed

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Should police handcuff children 12 and under in school during an arrest over a bullying and assault incident that occurred off school grounds?

Colo. students caught trading 100s of nude photos

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A sexting incident at a Colo. HS has revealed a class of smartphone apps known as photo vaults to several school officials and parents.

Police officer throws student across room (video)

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A video shows a police officer lifting a student out of her desk and dragging her across the floor. He was White; she was Black.

Can you fly a drone over a school?

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We wonder whether it would be allowed to fly a drone over a school. You can't fly them over airports, but we're not sure about schools.

DNA can be used to investigate unrelated crimes

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The 4th Amendment, protection against unreasonable searches, took center stage in a Md. case about police using DNA to solve unrelated crimes.

Coming to our senses about 'free range' kids

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Md. authorities won't interfere or detain (imprison) free range kids anymore, thanks to new guidelines from the Dept of Human Resources.

Court OK’s breathalyzer tests before Fla. prom

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A federal district court in Fla. said school officials didn't violate any student rights by giving students breathalyzer tests before letting them into the prom.

Cellphone search violated 4th Amendment rights

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If school officials are looking for drugs, they don't have an automatic right to search a student's cellphone, since there's no way drugs could be hidden in the device.

Cellphones shielded from warrantless search: SCOTUS

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A landmark ruling in the Supreme Court, the first ever about computer- or smartphone-based privacy, is a win for privacy advocates.

Students sue who missed prom waiting for alcohol test

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Students in Florida are suing their school for denying them the opportunity to attend prom. They were made to stand outside to wait for a breathalyzer test.