E.D.Va.: Search of cell phone at school for explicit photos of 14-year-old reasonable under T.L.O.

A 13-year-old male student was showing explicit pictures of a 14-year-old girl on his phone at school. The search of the phone by school officials was reasonable under T.L.O., and it led him to juvenile court. O.W. v. Sch. Bd. of the City of Va. Beach, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25251 (E.D. Va. Feb. 14, 2023).

Inevitable discovery requires both probable cause and an effort to get a search warrant. The latter was lacking here. United States v. Perez, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25116 (D. Kan. Feb. 14, 2023).

Omitting that the sex assault victim had sex with the defendant by “consent” but after he assaulted her wasn’t a Franks violation. Also, her jaw was broken. Probable cause was shown in any event. Rivera v. State, 2023 Del. LEXIS 57 (Feb. 13, 2023).*

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