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It's a rite of passage for a lot of kids you -- you got -- trial allow hauling your in high school with a let mom and dad know.
And here's one school cracking down and forcing breath the lyzard tests on every senior right before graduation.
Happened -- city of saint Charles in southern Minnesota don't you know so school administrators there said they had to do some thing after all after more than a dozen students appeared to be.
-- -- Toxic skated on the day of their graduation rehearsal.
So officials gave his -- seniors all of them a choice take a breathalyzer test or forget about walking in the actual ceremony.
They're lovely people the American Civil Liberties Union called this a violation of the students' rights and now some parents say the school they may sue the school district.
Every student took the breath -- test and they all walked into graduation -- weekend.
Prosecutor and sickening -- -- is with us and criminal defense attorney -- -- so they told them if you're drunk you won't walk.
But some of them didn't pass the test and they walked anyway if the schools trying to send a message it may have screwed up -- -- Yeah I mean I think that you know the way that you -- initially is just it but the question is going to -- was this legal and legally I think they're going to be in the clear him not to shake their heads and say everyone was given this -- -- -- they didn't walk.
-- legally the difference here is going to be that graduation exercise will be considered an extra curricular activity.
Which is a privilege and voluntary according to how the loss stands right now.
And they basically gave them a choice and that's the key here you can take the test or don't walk and we make our arms -- -- think that's ridiculous these kids have worked for four more years.
To get to this point but at the same time you know god forbid something happened in one of these kids.
Ended up driving you're doing something that hurt or at worst killed one of these told -- we be saying then why didn't the school do more.
-- Well we know that they weren't giving them a choice and we know that it was let's throw legality out of the way it was BS and that is.
Even if they fail the test they walked anyway and say they manipulated them so then we fall back to the issue of probable cause.
And we're talking about.
There were certain students.
That apparently manifest -- behavior consistent with being intoxicated and probable cause exists that the issue is that over seventy students were tested.
That three law enforcement agencies were called and seven offices were brought in this is not what you do to people that have not exhibited any behavior.
Consistent with having used alcohol it's a breach of their constitutional rights.
And that's why the ACLU is concerned.
And that's why one county attorney in Minnesota -- said he wants to see the reports and see if probable cause existed well we know -- existed.
Some but not for dozens of others you know and it's -- hit it it might sound to somebody like a sort of -- narcissistic power trip on the part of these these adults were about to lose control of these boys and girls.
And I think that's fair and if you ask me personally whether I like it -- think they went too far with this blanket administration I would say yes but the fact that they didn't punish those that even tested positive actually is going to save them and a courtroom.
-- this wasn't done for punishment but more just as prevention try to ferret out.
And I think that you know we talk about probable cause -- guess what in the -- you don't need probable cause in any court you go to you need a last strict standard to administer these tests.
Because schools are charged with control over.
Children whose children under the age of online or so it just isn't going to play out that way in a court -- although I do agree I think they went.
A bit far whenever that might have been.
Just what I gotta go I won the biggest check I gotta go to a group.
One data go in -- had to get that last little drop of I hate you at -- those in the last little drop of I won't control you how you found here.
-- they'll be out and they'll be nothing they can do you what they can do.
They've been shown that middle finger on the way to college and -- You know that's what they wanna do and on these guys do it regulations that well you have happy we're happy go lucky patriot high school in Holly Springs nice to see you both think you.
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