College Barred From Expelling Student Who Declined Drug Test

September 21, 2015

A state judge in Pennsylvania last week ruled that Northampton Community College must readmit a student it kicked out for declining to take a drug test, The Morning Call reported. The college kicked out the nursing student after he refused, at a meeting to discuss his failing performance in a course, to take a drug test. The student challenged his grade in the course and the mandatory drug test. The judge ruled that there was no reason to presume that the student was on drugs, so he is entitled to take the course again. However, the judge also ruled that the college was within its rights in the grades assigned in that course.

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