Searching a Student’s Home for Guns

We seem to see a story in the news every week of a school taking steps against a bomb or gun scare. Connecticut is one of five states with a system already in place to help schools and the police respond. Since 2011 police in Connecticut have been able to obtain a warrant to search a student’s home for firearms. They must convince a judge they have probable cause. They must show the student poses an imminent risk of harm to themselves or others. They must prove they reasonably have no other way to prevent that harm.