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Hageman v. Goshen County School District No. 1
Wyoming Supreme Court
256 P.3d 487 (2011)
The Goshen County School District (defendant) surveyed students and discovered that drug and alcohol use was a serious problem. To redress the problem, the district proposed a policy requiring students in grades seven to 12 who participate in extracurricular activities to consent to random drug and alcohol testing. The superintendent believed the policy would be a good deterrent because students who participate in extracurriculars tend to be role models and could use testing as a condition of participation in extracurriculars as an excuse to avoid peer pressure. The district shared the policy in a public forum, and the district’s board of trustees subsequently adopted the policy by an eight-to-one vote. A coalition of students and parents (plaintiffs) sued to challenge the policy. The trial court granted summary judgment for the district. The coalition appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Burke, J.)
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