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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a Missouri technical college's challenge of a ruling that its mandatory drug testing policy is unconstitutional when applied to all students.

The nation's high court refused without comment Monday to intervene in the matter involving 1,200-student State Technical College of Missouri in Linn.

Under a previous court ruling, the 56-year-old college can test students enrolled in programs with public safety concerns, including coursework involving heavy machinery and aviation maintenance.

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A federal appellate court has reinstated a judge's 2013 ruling that a central Missouri technical college's mandatory drug testing policy is unconstitutional when applied to most students.

The 9-2 ruling yesterday by the full 8th U.S. District Court of Appeals in St. Louis sided with the American Civil Liberties Union in reversing an earlier decision by a three-judge panel of that court.

That trio had overturned a federal judge's injunction barring State Technical College of Missouri — formerly Linn State Technical College — from drug screening all of its 1,200 students.

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A federal appeals court has ruled that a mid-Missouri technical college can require all students to take drug tests.

Linn State Technical College is getting a new name to reflect the mission it has had for years.

Missouri's only state-funded, two-year technical college is getting a new name. Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Thursday that will change the name of Linn State Technical College to the State Technical College of Missouri.

The name change for the central Missouri school will take effect July 1, 2014. The college offers certificates and associate degrees with an emphasis on industrial and technology programs.