Sixth Circuit Rules Against School’s Search of Student’s Cell Phone
G.C. v. Owensboro Public Schools
By Michelle Sohn– Edited by Sarah Jeong
In a 2-1 decision, the Sixth Circuit reversed the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. The lower court had granted summary judgment for Owensboro, holding that the school’s search of a student’s cell phone did not violate the Fourth Amendment.
The Sixth Circuit held that the school’s search of G.C.’s cell phone was an unreasonable search and seizure.Read More...