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Does my teacher have the right to search me?

I wear a headscarf for religious reasons. One of the kids in my class told the teacher that I wore headphones during class, which was a lie. I'm not even allowed to bring my phone or iPod to school and I told my teacher that. But she wouldn't even listen. She actually grabbed my scarf and yanked it off. Then she told other teachers to make sure they pat down my ears and neck to make sure I don't have anything. I don't feel like that's right at all. I don't see any other kids being pat down.

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Report her to your principal. If that doesn't work, try the local school board. It's one thing to ask if someone had headphones under a scarf. And, IF the person was not trustworthy, to ask to see what is under the scarf might be all right. But yanking it off -- that is not acceptable.

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I mean, you DO have the ability to hide them under your scarf, whereas other students clearly aren't wearing headphones... so no, they shouldn't need to be searched, but you clearly could be within reason. I don't think they did it as a hateful thing, more as a precautionary thing, and because everyone should be treated the same... technically you shouldn't be aloud to wear anything on your head in school like that but they're accepting it because of your religion. I don't think she should have touched you though. They should not be pulling it off and they should not be touching a student. At ALL. So that's something I'd mention to your principal or another teacher that you trust.

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That's interesting because I don't even have my headphones or any other electrons in school, like I said. But there are several people in my school who use their hair to cover up the fact that they have headphones in. The boy who told the teacher that I was wearing headphones was LYING, but she didn't even care to hear me out. He was just saying stuff just to be stupid. She just went on his word. That's called precaution???
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Yes, it is. lol
Like I said, ripping it off your head it not okay. But I'm sure that if you had said "Hey, he's covering them up with his hair" that she would check that out too..
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ya dude it totally illegal search and seasure and she can get fired or even arrested for that

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You are being discriminated against. You can protest to the principal or student dean, but, depending on where the school is located, your protests may fall on deaf ears.

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That is discrimination and I am sure you listen and behave in class so she should be punished .

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How do you know all this?
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they have a right to make sure that you are not wearing headphones in class, but what she did is not the way to do it, especially taking off your scarf and singling you out to all the other teachers, tell your principal about this

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What I learned through grammar school and high school is you have no rights! The teachers and staff think they can do anything they want because they get used to being in control of all their students. This issue is never brought up and needs to be addressed!

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