In 2007, Kent County School District decided to settle a case brought by two Kent County High School students who were subjected to a strip search in a 2004 school raid with drug-sniffing dogs. No drugs were found. The students won $285,000 in damages and written apologies from the school system and sheriff’s office.
In an out-of-court settlement in 2000, Talbot County school district backed down from the requirement that 18 students undergo drug testing or face expulsion for attending an off-campus party where it was rumored someone had used drugs. School officials agreed to stop all student drug testing in county schools and pay damages. The Talbot County Board of Education agreed that instead of administering a urinalysis test, school officials would inform parents if they thought a student was taking drugs.