The Associated Press reports:
Connecticut’s Supreme Court has dismissed a couple’s lawsuit over a random sweep with a drug-sniffing dog in their daughter’s high school, letting stand a lower court ruling that says the practice is legal.
But the justices never had a chance to address the core questions about students’ constitutional protections and whether the surprise sweeps infringe on parents’ rights to guide their children’s upbringing.
The high court said it had to dismiss Harold and Marianne Burbank’s 2009 lawsuit because their daughter graduated last spring from Canton High School, giving them no legal standing to challenge school policies that no longer affect them.
Read more about the case on The Middletown Press