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Perham changes prom breath test plan after criticism from ACLU

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota on Thursday publicly criticized a plan by Perham High School to require all students attending prom to take a breath test before admittance.

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As a result, the school has decided not to administer the tests to all students.

Instead, students will only be asked to take a breath test if they are behaving in a suspicious manner that suggests they might have been drinking.

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
(218) 346-5900 x228
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