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Three New Jersey Students File Suit Against Random Drug Testing

Thursday, 24 August 2000

Last Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey filed a lawsuit on behalf of three students in Hunterdon County High School who are challenging the school's random drug testing program. Students at the school who wish to park a car on campus, participate in sports or extra-curricular activities must pass a random drug test.
The school's drug testing policy is set to go into effect on September 8.
J.C. Salyer, an attorney with the ACLU, said the drug testing policy violates student privacy rights under the New Jersey State Constitution and provides no justifiable reason for testing the students.
The three students represented in the lawsuit include a varsity gymnast, a Model United Nations participant and a writer with the school's on-line literary magazine.
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