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Students sue to reverse breathalyzer-related suspensions

Two Weymouth High School seniors who sued the school system over their breathalyzer-related suspensions after the homecoming dance say they are eager for their day in court, in a case that has drawn public attention to the use of the alcohol-detecting tests.

The girls insist they hadn’t been drinking and want their school records expunged and legal costs paid, according to their lawsuit filed in November 2012 in Norfolk Superior Court. Their nine-day suspension “under the guise of a so-called zero tolerance policy” violated the students’ due process and civil rights, the suit contends.

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