High School Announces Mandatory Drug Tests for All Students
As part of a new health and wellness initiative, a Catholic High School in Ohio is set to begin drug testing students in 2020.
According to Fox 19, Badin High School held an assembly last week to tell the students about the new policy.
According to the report, the school is trying to take a more aggressive stance against the threat of drug use. Students will be tested at least once a year. If they are found to have drugs in their system, their parents will be notified and the student will be evaluated by a doctor and would face more drug tests within three months.
If a student tests positive the first time there will be no disciplinary action. If a student tests positive a second time they'll face a 10-day suspension. If a student tests positive a third time the student could be expelled.
The report didn't specify how the test would be administered.
I remember when I went to high school there's always talk about the police bringing in drug sniffing dogs. I never witnessed that and I really don't remember if the school ever followed through on with threat or not.
So my question to you is, do you think all high schools should start doing mandatory drug tests including schools in the greater Binghamton area?
[via Fox 19]