Tuesday, April 15, 2014

In Re J.D. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 15, 2014)

Wait a minute.  Am I really reading this correctly?  A campus security officer at Richmond High School checks a student's backpack and finds a sawed-off shotgun?!

Yes.  Yes indeed.

There's a fight about whether the search of the locker in which the student's backpack was found was legal; that's the primary thrust of the appeal.  But you can probably figure out which way the Court of Appeal goes on this issue by the mere fact that the opinion by Justice Dondero contains references to Columbine, Sandy Hook, and Virginia Tech.

Sawed-off shotguns in high schools.  What a world.