- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Supreme Court is upholding the search of a high school football player’s equipment bag that uncovered a loaded handgun and drugs.

The court ruled Friday that Dunkerton High School officials had grounds to search Mar’yo Lindsey Jr.’s bag in 2013, rejecting arguments that it violated his constitutional rights.

The case arose when Lindsey got injured on the field during a road game. Before going to the hospital, Lindsey told school officials to make sure that a specific student got his bag and that nobody else should take it.

That raised their suspicions. The superintendent later searched the bag after putting it on the floor and hearing a “clunk” that he believed was a gun. He found marijuana and a loaded long-barreled handgun in a backpack inside the bag.

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