Missouri college to appeal ruling over student drug testing

     (AP) – A central Missouri technical college plans to ask the

U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the school’s mandatory drug testing policy that

federal appeals courts have deemed unconstitutional.

     An attorney for State Technical College of Missouri says the school’s

governing board on Friday signed off on asking the nation’s high court to


     The St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month sided with

the American Civil Liberties Union in ruling that the college’s drug testing

policy is unconstitutional when applied to all of its roughly 1,200 students.

     A federal judge earlier had issued a permanent injunction that barred the

college from universally drug screening all students. The 8th Circuit’s ruling

upheld the judge’s permitting the college to drug test students in five programs

involving safety-sensitive training.


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