The appellant seeks reversal of a decision made by the Dexfield Community School to discipline his daughter concerning possession of a controlled substance.
The student found a white pill on the floor near a wastebasket; she had it in her hand when it was discovered by the teacher. She was sent to the principal who did a body search and the pill for analysis. It turned out to be amphetamine. She was made ineligible to participate in sports for six weeks and received a five-day in-school suspension.
The appellant states the school rules were unreasonably applied to his daughter. The board took an untenable position that mere possession of a controlled substance subjects the students to discipline under district policy prohibiting the possession of a controlled substance. An interpretation of possession which punishes students for mere possession without inference of knowledge or intent is unreasonable.
The local board's decision is overruled.