IA: School officials had RS to search football player’s equipment bag on hearing metal clunk

Defendant was a high school football player injured during a game, and he went to the hospital. He was expressly concerned about the contents of his school-issued equipment bag to the point that school officials nearly had reasonable suspicion. When the bag was dropped to the floor, there was a metal clunking sound, and that permitted a search that revealed a firearm. Defendant was a felon in possession. The search was reasonable as a school search under T.L.O. State v. Lindsey, 2016 Iowa Sup. LEXIS 76 (June 24, 2016).

Joint occupant could consent to search of loveseat in living room. United States v. Zastrow, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82359 (D.S.D. June 24, 2016).*

Discovery of meth in the engine compartment of defendant’s car, coupled with his recent arrest for having a magazine to a handgun on him, defendant being a frequent arrestee of the St. Paul police, the officer had probable cause to search the car. United States v. Class, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82667 (D.Minn. May 5, 2016).*

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