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13-year-old Amory student's drug-testing lawsuit settled

 

The Associated Press

 

 

AMORY -- The Amory school system and parents of a 13-year-old have settled a lawsuit over a student drug testing. 

 

Last June, the parents of a female student sued the school, arguing she was wrongly identified as positive for using crystal methamphetamine. 

 

A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order on the girl's suspension from athletics and ordered her re-tested. 

 

Attorneys for the parents and their daughter and the school district tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that both sides are pleased with the settlement. Terms of the settlement reached last month are confidential. 

 

In the lawsuit, the parents argued their daughter was denied her rights to due process and security against unreasonable searches when she was selected for testing under the school's policy of random checks for extracurricular activity participants.

 

 

 

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