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Linn State Technical College came under fire earlier this week for its mandatory drug testing policy, and is now being sued by five of its students.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Jefferson City by ACLU attorneys, alleges, “on or about Sept. 7, 2011, Linn State officials began removing students from class in small groups in order to conduct the drug screening.”

Tony Rothert, an attorney for the ACLU of Eastern Missouri, was one of the organization's representatives on campus Tuesday.

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