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that are banned by school rules or regulations. Students will be expected to keep their lockers in a clean and orderly manner. 3. AUTHORITY TO INSPECT The school retains the right to inspect lockers to insure they are being maintained in accordance with the conditions of Rule No. 2. All inspections of student lockers shall be conducted by the principal, her designee, or a member of the administrative staff designated by the principal. 4. INSPECTION OF INDIVIDUAL STUDENT'S LOCKERS A. The inspection of a particular student's locker will not be conducted unless the executive director or designee has a reasonable suspicion to believe that the locker to be inspected contains items which cause, or can reasonably be foreseen to cause, an interference with school purposes or an educational function; which are forbidden by state law or school rules, or which pose an imminent and serious threat to health and safety necessitating the general search of part or all of the lockers, as set forth in Section 5 of this policy. B. Before a particular student's locker is inspected, the student if present on the school premises, shall, where practicable, be contacted and given the opportunity to be present during the conduct of the inspection unless circumstances require that the inspection be conducted without delay in order to protect the health and safety of others present on school premises. Whenever an individual student's locker has been inspected under this rule without the student's presence, the executive director or designee shall notify the student of such inspection as soon as practicable thereafter. 5. INSPECTION OF ALL LOCKERS A. An inspection of all lockers in the school, or all lockers in a particular area of the school, may be conducted if the executive director or designee reasonably believes that such an inspection is necessary to prevent, impede or substantially reduce the risk of: 1) An interference with school purposes or an educational function 2) A physical injury or illness to any person 3) Damage to personal or school property 4) Violation of state law or school rules. Examples of circumstances justifying a general inspection of a number of lockers are: 1) When the school or any of the school staff receives a bomb threat 2) When evidence of student drug or alcohol use creates a reasonable belief of any student use 3) When there is a reasonable belief that weapons are stored in the lockers B. If a general inspection of a number of lockers is necessary, then ALL lockers in the defined inspection area will be examined. Students will not necessarily be given the opportunity to be present while a general inspection is being conducted. 6. STUDENT MATERIAL When conducting an inspection pursuant to these rules, the inspector shall take care to avoid disrupting the contents of the locker or intruding unnecessarily into any student's written material located in the locker. In addition, as to written material, the inspection will be kept to the minimum level necessary to determine that such material is not in itself, or being used to conceal, contraband. 7. DISPOSAL OF CONFISCATED CONTRABAND All contraband confiscated from lockers may be disposed of by the principal or his designee as he or she deems appropriate, including: 1) Return to the proper owner or place, unless it poses a threat to health or safety 24


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