Veronia District vs. Acton 1981
By: Addison Geoghagan and Carson Watson
James Acton was a seventh grader who lived in Washington State. He was told that in order to try out for the football team he was required to take a drug test. James went home and told his parents about the test, and his parents refused to let him take the test, claiming that the school was violating James’s 4th amendment right. They said that there was no way that he was taking drugs. James was not allowed to play football and his parents sued the school. The case lost at the state level and was taken and chosen by the Supreme court. It was a 6 to 3 vote and the school district. The Supreme Court said that the tet was for the health and well being of the students. The court said that the athletes must follow the rules and follow the disciplinary standards.