Smoking Cigarette In Piscataway High School

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March 7, 1980, in Piscataway High School two freshman girls were caught smoking cigarettes in their school’s bathroom. A teacher had found the girls and escorted them to the principal’s office, where they had met with Assistant Vice Principal Theodore Choplick. One of the girls immediately confessed to smoking cigarettes in the bathroom while her companion denied smoking the cigarettes or ever smoking at all. The companion, known as T.L.O. (Tracy Lois Odem) was suspected of lying. Based on the other girl 's confession, the assistant vice principal brought T.L.O. into his office where he demanded to see her purse. Upon going through her purse he found a pack of cigarettes and a pack of rolling paper, which he associated with marijuana so he continued
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