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The Saskatchewan Rivers school division is facing a lawsuit after a vice-principal read a text message on a confiscated cellphone about a car theft, which led to the police allegedly using the student as an informant to locate the stolen car.
The student has had to move away from Prince Albert due to fears of violent retaliation, say his grandparents in a statement of claim filed in Queen's Bench court in P.A.
Wow, they pretty much drove the kid out of town because of a text message, but I am surprised about how seriously they took this when it was really so minor.
Originally posted by Raist
reply to post by juleol
They used to read notes being passed around, this is not much different.
When did it become legal to steal a car?
Originally posted by juleol
Since when was it legal for school to read private messages??edit on 12-8-2011 by juleol because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Helious
Schools are not prisons, he had no right to go into the phones contents in the first place. A school is a public building, confiscate maybe but to take it a step further is unlawful as regarded by the Constitution.
Latin for "in the place of a parent" or "instead of a parent," refers to the legal responsibility of a person or organization to take on some of the functions and responsibilities of a parent. Originally derived from English common law, it is applied in two separate areas of the law.
First, it allows institutions such as colleges and schools to act in the best interests of the students as they see fit, although not allowing what would be considered violations of the students' civil liberties.
Second, this doctrine can provide a non-biological parent to be given the legal rights and responsibilities of a biological parent if they have held themselves out as the parent.
The in loco parentis doctrine is distinct from the doctrine of parens patriae, the psychological parent doctrine, and adoption. In the United States, the parental liberty doctrine imposes constraints upon the operation of the in loco parentis doctrine.