Two school districts in Northeast Pennsylvania have been sued for maintaining random drug and alcohol testing policies for students who participate in extracurricular activities, including athletics and school dances, or who drive to school.

The suits — filed by a team of lawyers from the ACLU and Dechert — allege that the policies violate a 2003 decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that said such random testing violates the Pennsylvania constitution unless the school can show that the group of students undergoing testing had a high rate of drug use.

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