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Originally posted by Whiffer Nippets
I made a thread earlier, in the Social Issues forum, on how more and more "average" people seem to be turning into Fascist control freaks.
WHAT is going on?
The kid has a marker the school prohibits - you take it away from them. That's it. You don't turn it into a TSA style circus of imprisonment.
Jesus. What IS this world coming to???
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by DimensionalDetective
The teacher and cops are idiots.
I was going to write more but that pretty much sums it up for me.
I would still like to know if anyone can answer my original question: Is a PUBLIC school legally considered PRIVATE property,
Property That Is Open to the Public for a Limited Purpose
Your right to access government-owned property that is only partially open to the public is a bit more limited. If the general public is permitted to access only certain areas or for certain limited purposes, you right to access the property for newsgathering purposes is similarly limited. For example, some parts of a courthouse are open to the general public, but portions of the courtrooms themselves are accessible only by the parties in the litigation and judges' chambers are completely off limits to the public.
However, some public property, even though it is open only for limited purposes, can take on the attributes of a public forum discussed above. A classic example of this type of property is public schools and universities. Although public school and university buildings are not wholly open to the public, some parts of a campus may be considered a public forum. If a school's large open quad is accessed from public sidewalks and streets and freely used by the general public with no apparent objection from the school administration, then the quad may be considered "dedicated" to public use, and therefore more like the traditional public forums of the public park and sidewalk. Additionally, if the school opens certain of its rooms for non-school meetings that are open to the public, those rooms, during those times, will be treated as public forums.
Remember that because public schools are not entirely public forums, school administrators often have the discretion to restrict the entry of outsiders, particularly while the school is in session. Check in with the school administration before entering school grounds or you may be liable for trespass. Additionally, some states laws prohibit people from loitering within a certain distance while school is in session. These "school loitering laws" are mainly aimed at keeping sexual predators and drug dealers away from schoolchildren, but be aware that their language may be broad enough to cover lawful or innocent activity as well....
I would still like to know if anyone can answer my original question: Is a PUBLIC school legally considered PRIVATE proterty, as is pertaining to this particular law in this instance? And if not, why did the cops not take that into account before hauling this kid down to juvenile hall?
Originally posted by PETROLCOIN
Ich schwöre bei Gott diesen heiligen Eid, daß ich dem Führer des Amerika, Barack Obama, dem Oberbefehlshaber der Wehrmacht, unbedingten Gehorsam leisten und als tapferer Soldat bereit sein will, jederzeit für diesen Eid mein Leben einzusetzen!