No breathalyzer at the prom: court

TORONTO – Students at a North Dundas high school likely won’t have to take a breathalyzer to attend their prom.

An Ontario Superior Court ruled Monday that requiring young adults to take the sobriety test would have contravened their Charter rights.

The case involved two Toronto high school students, who challenged the policy, saying it violated their right to be free of an unreasonable search.

But the court ruling as implications elsewhere, such as in Winchester, where North Dundas District High School had a similar policy last year.

Principal Brenda Beaudette says any repeat would be up to the parents council, according to CTV News.

But the chairman of the Upper Canada District School Board is quoted as saying it likely won’t be repeated.

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