A Dunlap, Ill., high school may be the first in the nation to use a polygraph machine to discipline students.

The purpose: to determine whether the teen-agers violated Dunlap High School's code of conduct by attending a party where alcohol was consumed.

Seven of the 10 students who submitted to the lie detector exams—all of them football players—flunked the questioning last month and were barred from competing in the first round of the state playoffs. Some of their parents wept when they learned their children had lied to them.


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