Just got off the phone with DS (freshman) - apparently his roommate was caught outdoors on campus smoking a joint, (DS was in the room at the time), so 3 campus police and asst. dean of housing came to his room and said they were going to search it.
They searched the room and found more pot in the roommates prescription bottle in RM's dresser, then proceeded to search DS's belongings and found his (DS's) fake ID in his drawer which they confiscated.
DS called us with asst. dean in background and said we have to call the director of student affairs tomorrow and that he will need to go to a hearing...any words of advice?
DS called back and says he thinks his roommate (presidential scholar, top student getting a scholarship - will be suspended and lose scholarship). He hasn't seen him since he was caught.
Did the campus police have the right to search the room? What penalties will our son potentially face?
P.S. this is a private jesuit school, if that matters. Just looking for some insight from any other parents who've had a similar experience.