Lone Grove considering drug testing students

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

LONE GROVE, Okla. --- Lone Grove's school board is considering mandatory drug testing for students involved in extracurricular activities.

Athletic director Kerry Ridley will make a presentation to the board Monday night outlining the proposed plan.

Superintendent Gary Scott says the policy is modeled after Tecumseh High School, one of the first districts in Oklahoma to implement drug testing.

He says they don't suspect students are involved in illegal drugs, but coaches see it as a way to keep them from being tempted.

No decision will be made Monday night. If board members like the idea, they could vote on it later this month.

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 12, 2007 at 04:27 PM
    It is a good idea, especially parents are to allow to be contacted, a lot of times parents don't know until it is too late. All staff should be subjected to drug testing, not just teachers and students. You never know you may be using...
  • by Anonomous Location: Kingston on Jun 12, 2007 at 10:38 AM
    If the students are forced to undergo testing, so should the teachers......
  • by Bill Location: Denison,TX on Jun 12, 2007 at 09:52 AM
    Best Idea I ever heard of. All schools in the US should do the same and if a student test positive the parents should also be tested.
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