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Public college to impose mandatory drug testing on all students

A federal court of appeals has cleared the way for a public college in Missouri to become the first in the nation to impose mandatory drug testing on its entire student body.

A federal court is allowing a public college in Missouri to issue mandatory drug tests.

In September of 2011, Linn State Technical College announced its plan to force all students to pay $50 to submit to drug screening within the first 10 days of the semester. Those who failed would have 45 days to rescreen and test negative in order to remain enrolled.

With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Michael Barrett IV and other students filed a suit against the school — claiming that the rule violated their Fourth Amendment right as Americans to protection from unreasonable search and seizure.

In November, the students won an injunction which halted further testing and barred the school from screening the samples that students had already provided.

But this past January, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit lifted the injunction, arguing that the tests were Constitutional due to concerns about public safety.

Read more at Campus Reform

 

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  1. Roger Mitchell says:

    Now lets get all the Federally sponsored welfare recipients in this line also.. You test positive for drugs or Alcohol you loose your free money .
    It burned me up for me to be riding around in a truck with no A/C in 105 degrees to go to their free apartments to work and fix their A/C or hot water in a Job I had to be drug tested for while about 15 of the locals sat on the porch drinking 40′s smoking weed and laughing at me for sweating and working in this kind of heat.. Then be crying about how long before I could put some freezones in their A/C units because they was going to sue someone for the heat strokes Just needs some Freezones as thats all they think the units ever needed (:

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