Aclu Wants Pa Schools To Stop Drug Testing Their Students

03.23.11 | Sarah Harnisch

Two Pennsylvania high schools are being sued for randomly drug testing their students.  The policies at Panther Valley School District in Schuylkll and Carbon counties and Delaware Valley School District in Pike County have been longstanding: if you want to participate in any extra-curricular activity, like a sport, a club, or an event-- you must be submitted to random, suspicionless urineanalysis testing. But now, both districts are heading to court on a civil challenge filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania. They say the rule is unconstitutuonal, violates privacy protections, as well as a Supreme Court precedent. The schools say unless their ban is tossed out, the rule stays.