Educational sanctuary has become synonymous with fish in a barrel. No immediate means of self defense. :banghead:
In an Oregon Court of Appeals case (2011), three judges concluded that Oregon public colleges and universities no longer have authority to ban weapons on the physical grounds of a campus. Each school does however, have discretion as to whether to permit concealed handguns inside buildings, dormitories, event centers, and classrooms. Private colleges and universities may still prohibit weapons throughout the entire campus including grounds.
On March, 2, 2012, the Oregon Higher Education Board voted unanimously to ban weapons in all seven state colleges and universities.
As of August 21, 2013, no private or public universities, colleges, or community colleges permit weapons inside of buildings. No private universities permit weapons on campus grounds.
Side question, under what authority can law enforcement require the backpack/bag search (and apparently person search) of everyone on the campus? Looks like a mass violation of the 4th amendment (unless the person voluntarily submits).
Terry v. Ohio
Cops can only do a pat-down for weapons. For a search cops need a warrant.
That falls into one of those exception categories that the USSC has not defined yet.so color a query...based on your understanding, does terry permit the wrist twisting showing in the earlier foto or is that a officer safety mentality? especially since it seems the students are compliant...
Now, where it would get really interesting is if the search turned up something illegal (stolen property, drugs, or kiddie porn for example) that had no connection to immediate, exigent public safety. Do the courts allow that to be used as evidence in a criminal prosecution since the search itself was "reasonable"? Or do they toss the evidence since it was found only as a result of a search for something entirely different? I do not know.
As long as the evidence of criminal activity is found through an otherwise lawful way, it can be used even if unrelated. For instance, if a drug dog alerts on a car, and they find kiddie porn, they will be charged. Evidence can only get thrown out if you can find it was found through an unlawful (not unrelated) means. The debate as to whether these backpack searches is legal would be their best defense, not the unrelated nature.