All students enrolled in the Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School shall be free from arbitrary search of his/her person, personal property, or school property assigned to him/ her and seizure of such property.
There shall be reasonable cause for school personnel to conduct a search of a student’s person, personal property, or school property assigned to him/ her. The school shall conduct general searches of the school and school property if there is reasonable cause that such a search is warranted.
Search of a students’ personal property or of school property assigned to him/ her shall be conducted in the student’s presence, except in cases of emergency where there is danger to the safety or security of the school or a person in the school. Then the student shall be notified as soon as possible.
Illegal items including, but not limited to, weapons, controlled substances, explosives, and other items reasonably determined to be a threat to the safety or security of the school or person(s) in the school shall be seized by school personnel.
If a search reveals items or activities in violation of state law, the Police Department of the City of Lowell shall be notified.
Return to the Parent and Student Handbook.