Geez Louise. The kid's got powdered sugar in a baggie. He says it's coke. How much more look-alike can it be?
"i suspect a good lawyer could argue that the policy is unclear, vague, overly general, and enforced in an arbitrary or discriminatory manner."
I suspect he could try.
then they should ban water because it looks like vodka.
and cola looks a little too much like scotch.
i'm not saying that powdered sugar doesn't look like coke (i don't know if it does or not.) i'm saying that the term "look-alike drug" is pretty broad and pretty meaningless.
if a student says to another student (who is drinking water), "that looks like vodka", should the second student be arrested?
is the illegal substance something that looks like a drug, or something that someone says is a drug, or what? the quotation from the handbook did not make this clear.