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Ohio schools advised after court's student search ruling


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An association representing Ohio school boards is offering advice to districts following a court's decision upholding the constitutionality of a student's backpack search.

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled in May that the search furthered the "compelling governmental interest" in protecting students from harm.

A Columbus city high school security official searched the backpack in 2013 after it was found on a bus. The official conducted a second search after he recalled the student had alleged gang ties.

That search led to finding a gun on the student.

The Ohio School Boar...

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