Bernard Campbell Middle School eighth-graders had the opportunity to explore the law when several judges visited their social studies classrooms. Visiting the school on Feb. 1 were Judge Mark Styles, Judge Charles McKenzie and Judge Janette Rodecap.
Judge Styles addressed students’ right to privacy and why it is more limited in the schoolhouse than outside of school. Students role played as judges and the accused as Lee’s Summit Officer Ryan Brownell demonstrated components of a search warrant for a missing ring while explaining protocols for conducting a search.
The students also explored specific cases which dealt with privacy at school. During a discussion of free speech, Judge McKenzie and Judge Rodecap challenged students to think about why free speech is important.